2nd Annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference - Call for Proposals
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 We The People of Detroit (Detroit, MI), We The People of Detroit (Detroit, MI), Indigenous Peoples' Day Campaign in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Houghton, MI), 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, March 1st 2019. Please note we have extended the deadline due to the extreme winter weather in Anishinaabe Aki in the month of February as many businesses, universities, and tribal governments have been closed for several days.
QUESTIONS: Please contact – Cecelia LaPointe – firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Submission Form
Please carefully review the conference tracks below before submitting your proposal. We are offering a wide arrange of themes that are related to racial justice while giving voice to underrepresented issues. Also we are looking to bring new issues and discussions to the table such as restoring traditional Anishinaabe governance.
Conference presentations, workshops, and panels are 1 hour in length. So please plan accordingly. We are open to your ideas and reach out if you have any questions.