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Four Directions and Nevada Tribes Native American Presidential Forum

 

January 13, 2020



National Host Committee

Four Directions, Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, Native Organizers Alliance, and Nevada Tribes.

Co-Host Committee (as of December 11, 2019)

Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, Coalition of Large Tribes, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, Seeding Sovereignty.

7 Generations, 7 States and 77 Electoral votes - Indian Country United

The forum will consist of invited Candidates sitting with panels consisting of Tribal leaders, organizations, elders and youth throughout Indian Country with an emphasis on the 7 key battleground states of Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

On January 14th & 15th, 2020, we will be hosting our second Native American Presidential Forum. The venue will be the University of Nevada Las Vegas, at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall – a venue which seats 1,832. There will be free General Admission at the door with priority given to Tribal members. Tribal Leaders please RSVP OJ at tateota@hotmail.com and Media contact Lycia Maddocks at lmaddocks@NCAI.org.

The Four Directions and Nevada Tribes Native American Presidential Forum 2020 will showcase the political power of Indian Country united. We must not wait for political parties to organize our Nations and/or our people - we must depend upon ourselves, our Nations, Organizations and our People to make a positive change. We as Nations united and our friends can change this Nation, OUR NATION in 2020. 7 Generation, 7 States and 77 Electoral Votes.

YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL HELP REWRITE OUR HISTORY AS A POLITICAL FORCE

Previously -The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum – August 19 & 20, 2019

Four Directions & Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum 2020

CONFIRMED CANDIDATES

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Businessman Tom Steyer

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Independent Mark Charles

Updated Schedule Memo January 8, 2020

National Host Committee

Four Directions, Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, and Native Organizers Alliance

Sponsors

Lead Premiere: Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Lead Underwriting: Movement Voter Project

Lead Stage: Tom Rodgers, Carlyle Consulting

Lead Drum Group: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa

Drum Group: Convey Communications

January 8, 2020 Update

The Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum 2020 will be held on January 14-15, 2020, in Las Vegas on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.

Concurrent with the Forum, Four Directions and partners will provide training for Native Americans living in Nevada on participation in Nevada’s presidential primary caucuses. For candidates that choose to participate in the Forum, we will utilize materials from candidate campaigns in the training.

Additionally, concurrent with the Forum, Four Directions and partners will conduct voter registration and get-out-the-vote training for Native Americans from across the United States.

January 14, 2020 [Draft Schedule]

All Times Pacific Standard Time

Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at University of Nevada Las Vegas

9:00 am Opening Ceremony / Welcome by Las Vegas Paiute Tribe

9:30 am Wovaka to Wounded Knee, a Discussion

10:30 am Interview of OJ Semans re Census and

Interview of Kevin Allis re Broadband in Indian Country

11:00 am Panel on Nevada Tribal Nations Issues

12:00-12:30 pm Break for lunch

1:00 pm Remarks by distinguished guests

2:00 pm Confirmed Candidate Mark Charles, Independent

3:00 pm Panel on Native American political engagement – From denial to full participation

4:00 pm Candidate 2

5:00 pm Panel on Multicultural Opportunities for Full Integration into Political Participation in America

Schedule subject to change - on candidate availability

January 15, 2020

9:00 am Opening Ceremony

9:30 am World Premier of Somebody’s Daughter, an important MMIW Documentary

11:00 am Confirmed Candidate Pete Buttigieg

12:00-12:30 pm Break

12:30 – 2:45 pm Panel on Native American Education – Challenges, Burdens, and links to Economic Development

2:45 pm Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

3:00 pm Panel on Climate Change, Environment, Sacred Sites – What Indian Country can Teach the United States

4:00 pm Confirmed Candidate Tom Steyer, Democrat

5:00 pm Candidate 6

6:00 pm Closing Ceremony

Schedule subject to change - on candidate availability

Contacts: O.J. Semans Sr. Bret Healy

tateota@hotmail.com brethealysd@gmail.com 605-828-1422 605-216-1825

 

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