HOSTED BY FOUR DIRECTIONS

AND NEVADA TRIBAL NATIONS

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

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Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations 
Native American Presidential Forum 2020
Update Memorandum for Candidates

 

National Host Committee
Four Directions, Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, and Native Organizers Alliance, Seeding Sovereignty 

 

Sponsors
Lead Premiere: Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
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.

When: January 14 & 15, 2020

Where: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall 

4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

CONFIRMED CANDIDATES:

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Businessman Tom Steyer

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Independent Mark Charles

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A collective of national tribal organizations and several tribal nations located in Nevada, are proud to announce the second Native American Presidential Forum, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus on January 14 – 15, 2020. Four Directions, Inc., a national voting rights firm, is continuing this effort in partnership with the National Congress of American Indians, Native American Rights Fund, Native Organizers Alliance, and several Nevada tribal nations. 

 

OJ Semans, Co-Executive Director of Four Directions said, “Native American voters can influence election results in seven major swing states in 2020: Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Presidential candidates understand the importance of Native voters, and that’s why our first event in Sioux City, Iowa was a success. There were 11 candidates who participated, including four of the current first tier Democratic candidates who have qualified for the December Democratic debate, and a large livestream audience of nearly 200,000 viewers online.”

 

This second, non-partisan forum will once again focus specifically on issues in Indian Country, and the organizations are hoping for participation from all current candidates running for presidential office.

January 14, 2020 [Draft Schedule]

 

All Times are Pacific Standard Time

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

9:00 am

Opening Ceremony

  • Drum Group – Southern Soul Singers, Kayenta, Arizona

  • Posting of Colors

  • Blessing

  • Welcome by Las Vegas Paiute Tribe

 

9:30 am                

Wounded Knee Descendants & Guests, A Discussion on Oral History of Ghost Shirt  

10:30 am

Interview of OJ Semans re Census

 

10:45 am

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

12:00-2:00 pm 

Caucus Training Boyd Law School

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                

Vacant

 

5:00 pm                

Panel on Multicultural Opportunities for Full Integration into Political Participation in America

 

January 15, 2020 [Draft Schedule]

 

All Times Pacific Standard Time

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

9:00 am              

Opening Ceremony

  • Drum Group – Southern Soul Singers, Kayenta, Arizona

  • Posting of Colors

  • Blessing

  • Welcome
     

9:25 am

Introduction of Somebody’s Daughter by Chairman David Sickey, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

9:30 am              

World Premiere of Somebody’s Daughter, an important 

MMIW Documentary

11:00 am            

Confirmed Candidate Pete Buttigieg, Democrat

12:00-1:30 pm    

Break

12:00-2:00 pm

Caucus Training – Boyd Law School

1:30-2:30pm

Panel on Native American Education – Challenges, Burdens,

and links to Economic Development

2:45 pm              

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat 

3:00 pm

Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat

4:00 pm              

Confirmed Candidate Tom Steyer, Democrat

5:00 pm              

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

6:00 pm              

Closing Ceremony – Retrieval of Colors – Blessing 

 

Schedule subject to change based on candidate availability

NATIVE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL FORUM 2019

Watch the recorded livestream videos of the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum from August 19 & 20, 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa

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