Second Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference – Call for Proposals

Published January 16, 2019

KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY — Orgarnizers of the Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference have an announced a Call for Proposals for parties interested in presenting at its inaugural conference taking place in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on May 24 – May 26, 2019.

WHO:  Anishinaabe, Native, First Nations, Métis, People of Color, and Allies

WHAT:  This conference will offer workshops, presentations, and coalition building on racial justice. We are working with the following organizations and grassroots groups to make this conference happen: Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports & Media (statewide), Nokiiwin Tribal Council (Thunder Bay, Ontario), Great Lakes Peace Center – (Rapid River, MI), Showing Up For Racial Justice – Keweenaw Chapter (Houghton, MI), Indigenous Law and Policy Center at the MSU College of Law (East Lansing, MI), National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (Minneapolis, MN), Indigenous Peoples’ Day Campaign – Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI), Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (Baraga/L’Anse/Marquette, MI), and the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (Baraga/L’Anse, MI).

WHERE:  Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Niiwin Akeaa Community Center, 111 Beartown Road, Baraga, MI, 49908

WHEN:  Friday, May 24th – Sunday, May 26th

WHY:  Organizers believe in creating a safe and supportive space for Anishinaabe people, all people of color, and allies who support our work.  Native American people have often and historically been left out of discussions on racial justice in the US. This conference seeks to change this narrative as well as work to build a larger coalition led by and for our people.  We seek to center Anishinaabe and all Native American people in racial justice.

DEADLINE:  Please submit your proposal by Friday, February 15th 2019.

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