Native Liberation Conference Agenda
August 11-12, 2018
Health Leadership High School
1900 Randolph Rd SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Download the full Native Liberation Conference Agenda here.
We live in difficult times. The US settler government has committed atrocities against poor and colonized people across the world. But people have fought back not only in response to a global authoritarian turn, but also to build a better world, a world in which many worlds fit. From the inner cities to rural Indian reservations, from Palestine to Turtle Island, our struggles are interwoven. We are not free unless all our relatives are free!
This year’s Native Liberation Conference focuses on global solidarity and decolonization in the heart of empire, bringing together Native, Black, undocumented, and Palestinian organizers. In this time of terrible danger, we must work together to build a better world — the future of the planet is at stake.
The Native Liberation Conference is an all-ages, free, and open to the public event held in an alcohol and drug free space. Childcare and youth activities will be provided, and Coffee and snacks will be provided by the John Brown Breakfast Club.
The Red Nation is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the liberation of Indigenous life and land. We rely entirely on volunteer support and donations. If you are able to donate to the event, please do so here: https://therednation.org/support/. Everything counts! Thank you.
If you would like to volunteer, have questions, or need accommodations, please contact us.
Saturday, August 11
8:00 – 9:30 AM
- Here to Fight! Room: We’re The Red Nation: Here to fight! Here to win!
9:30 – 11 AM
- Here to Fight! Room: Palestine Workshop: Adameer (moderated by Nick Estes)
11 AM – 12:30 PM
- Here to Fight! Room: Protection of Greater Chaco Landscape (moderated by Chey Antonio)
12:30 – 1:30 PM
- Lunch on your own
1:45 – 2:45 PM
- Free Little Feather Room: Writing for the Revolution: Nick Estes, Majerle Lister, Rebecca Armstrong
- Free Red Fawn Room: Poor People’s Campaign: Samia Assed, Melissa Tso, Hope Alvarado
- Free Leonard Peltier Room: “Celebrate Resistance not Conquest”: Chicanx/Native Solidarity: Jennifer Marley, Josh Heckman, Elena Ortiz
3:00 – 4:00 PM
- Free Little Feather Room: Kiva Club: Indigenous Student Organizing: Jennifer Marley, Hope Alvarado, Demetrius Johnson
- Free Red Fawn Room: Pan-Africanism and Anticolonialism: Adrienne Bin-Wahad, Andrew Andromeda, Ahjamu Umi. (Moderated by Jennifer Marley)
- Free Leonard Peltier Room: Indigenous Feminisms and Organizing: K’é Infoshop (Moderated by Brandon Benallie)
4:15 – 5:15 PM
- Free Little Feather Room: From the River to the Stars: Irish and Palestinian Anti-Imperialism: Melanie Yazzie, Micheailin Butler
- Free Red Fawn Room: Water Protector Legal Collective: Leoyla Cowboy and Jaden Cowboy
- Free Leonard Peltier Room: Border Imperialism: Napoleon Marietta, Missy, Amy, Majerle Lister
5:30 – 6:30 PM
- Free Little Feather Room: Decolonization, Land Liberation, and Third World Solidarity Economies: Andrew Curley, Yvonne Yen Liu, Majerle Lister
- Free Red Fawn Room: Native People and Police Violence: Melanie Yazzie, Uahikea Maile
- Free Leonard Peltier Room: Solidarity Will Win: Socialism and Indigenous Peoples: Ragina Johnson, Brian Ward (moderated by Nick Estes)
- Here to Fight! Room: Closing Remarks and Discussion
Sunday, August 12
8:00 – 9:30 AM
- Here to Fight! Room: Solidarity Beyond Borders
9:30 – 11:00 AM
- Here to Fight! Room: Solidarity with Undocumented & Native Communities: Hope Alvarado, Selene Galindo, Felipe Rodriguez, German Martinez
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
- Here to Fight! Room: Palestine Workshop: Adalah (Moderated by Melissa Tso)
12:30 – 1:30 PM
- Lunch on your own
1:45 – 3:00 PM
- Free Little Feather Room: The Red Nation 101: Want to join The Red Nation?
- Here to Fight! Room: Art Workshop: Banner- and Sign-making
3:15 – 4:30 PM
- Native Liberation: A Way Forward
- Cleanup: (Volunteers needed!)
*A note on room names: In honor of their sacrifice, we have named the conference room after political prisoners.
Plenary Session Room (Cafeteria): Here to Fight! Room
Conference Room 1: Free Little Feather Room: Little Feather (Michael Giron) is and Indigenous Water Protector currently serving 36 months in federal prison for his role in the #NoDAPL protests at Standing Rock. For more info: https://FreeLittleFeather.com.
Conference Room 2: Free Red Fawn Room: Red Fawn Fallis is an Indigenous Water Protector sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for her role in the #NoDAPL protests at Standing Rock. For more info: https://StandwithRedFawn.org.
Conference Room 3: Free Leonard Peltier Room: Leonard Peltier is an Indigenous freedom fighter and is currently serving two life sentences in federal prison for his leadership in the American Indian Movement and defending Indigenous life and land. For more info: https://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.
Event Room 1: Free Mumia Abu Jamal Room: Mumia Abu Jamal is a celebrated Black journalist and freedom fighter and is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison for his role in the Black Freedom Movement. For more info: http://www.freemumia.com/who-is-mumia-abu-jamal/.
Event Room 2: Free Khalida Jarrar: Khalida Jarrar is a Palestinian feminist, revolutionary, and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council who is currently imprisoned under administrative detention without charge or trial by the state of Israel. For more info: http://www.addameer.org/prisoner/khalida-jarrar.
Event Room 3: Tony Taylor: Tony Taylor is an Irish freedom fighter currently being held without charge or trial for his opposition to British rule in Ireland. For more info: http://www.freetonytaylor.com.