Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference

“Healing Our Communities &
Empowering Our People”

                Please email us to have a poster mailed to you community - cecelia.lapointe@gmail.com

               Please email us to have a poster mailed to you community - cecelia.lapointe@gmail.com

WHO: Great Lakes Anishinaabe, People of Color, and Allies

WHAT: This conference will offer workshops, presentations, and coalition building on racial justice.  We are working in collaboration with the following organizations: Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Red Circle Consulting, Native Justice Coalition, Northern Michigan University - Center for Native American Studies, Michigan Technological University, Showing Up For Racial Justice - Keweenaw Chapter, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

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

WHEN: April 13th - (Friday) 15th (Sunday) 2018

WHY: We 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.  We seek to center Anishinaabe and all Native American people in racial justice.

QUESTIONS: Please reach out to - Cecelia LaPointe - cecelia.lapointe@gmail.com

Conference Schedule

Please check back soon for a more detailed schedule with presentation and workshop descriptions! 

Friday 4/13                                   
9:00-10:00a - Registration/Breakfast
10:15-11:00a - Welcome
11:15a-12:15p - Workshops (2 sets)
12:30p-1:30p - Lunch
1:45p-2:45p - Workshops (2 sets)
3:00p-4:00p - Workshops (2 sets)
4:15p-5:15p - Youth Panel on Racial Justice
5:30p-6:30p- Dinner/Networking
6:30p-7:30p - Music
7:30p-8:30p - Open mic night!

Saturday 4/14                             
9:00a-10:00a - Breakfast/Networking
10:15a-11:15a - Workshops (2 sets)
11:30a-12:30p - Workshops (2 sets)
12:45p-1:45p - Lunch
2p-3p - Workshops (2 sets)
3:15p-4:15p - Workshops (2 sets)
4:30p-5:30p - Black/Brown Solidarity Panel on Water
5:45p-7:00p - Healing Stories Panel on Racial Justice
7:00p-8:30p - Dinner & Round Dance

Sunday 4/15                               
9:00a-10:00a - Breakfast/Networking
10:00a-11:30a - Statewide Conversation
11:30a-12:30p - Lunch/Closing

Post Conference - Anishinaabe Racial Justice Coalition Building

The Native Justice Coalition will be having a conversation from 2 - 5 pm on Sunday.  This conversation seeks to build a larger Anishinaabe Racial Justice Coalition.  Our goal is to center Anishinaabe voices in racial justice.  More details will be available at the conference about location, etc.  Please reach out with questions!