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Native Liberation Conference 2019

Native Liberation Conference 2019 September 7-8, 2019 Gallup, New Mexico.

This year’s conference will be held primarily at the El Morro Theater and Events Center 207 W Coal Ave, in Downtown Gallup, NM 87301. Access to the main theater is on Coal Ave while access to the events center rooms is located on South 2nd Street.

There is no registration and no costs to attend. The Red Nation will have a table set up in the El Morro Theater Lobby with literature and will be collecting donations to cover the costs of the conference. Donations can also be made online via

The Red Nation will be providing lunch on both days of the conference for free to attendees. We highly encourage folks to bring plates, cups, napkins, utensils, as well as snacks and water to share.

Conference Rooms

As in previous years we have named the conference rooms after political prisoners from struggles around the world.

  • Free Red Fawn Room:This is the main auditorium located in the El Morro Theater. Red Fawn Fall is is a water protector who participated in the #NoDAPL Protests at Standing Rock. She is currently serving 57 months in FCI Dublin, California.
  • Free Lula/ Lula Livre Room:This is the meeting room located inside the Octavia Fellin Public Library. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the former President of Brazil, a metalworker and trade union leader, who helped found the PT (Workers Party), Brazil’s main left party. He is currently in prison on false and vindictive charges.
  • Free Ahmad Sa’adat Room: This room is located in the El Morro Events Center. Ahmad Sa'adat is one of nearly 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails. These political prisoners, men, women and children, are activists, organizers and political leaders of the Palestinian people.
  • Shut Down The Camps Room: This room is located in the El Morro Events Center.

More than 50,000 immigrants are currently being detained by ICE. They are facing cruel and disgusting conditions in essentially concentration camps-particularly Trans people, women, and children who are being separated from their families. More info: #CloseTheCamps

Conference schedule

Day 1: Saturday, September 7, 2019


Free Red Fawn Room: Welcome and Opening Plenary: “How we organize: Revolutionary Socialism and Native Liberation”: The Red Nation


Free Red Fawn Room: Gallup and Bordertown Violence: Brandon Benallie, Jennifer Denetdale, David Correia, Alliance Against Displacement

1:40pm-2:40pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Black Mesa: Hope Alvarado, Marschelle Honeyestewa, Marie Gladue, Nicole Horseherder, Salina Begay, Glenna Begay

Free Lula/Lula Livre Room: Latin America Solidarity: Landless Workers Movement (MST-Brazil), Fredy Campo (Coordinator of the Indigenous Guard, Resguardo Pioya, Nasa Indigenous pueblo, Colombia), Reynaldo Padilla, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

2:50pm-3:50pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Palestine Solidarity: Palestinian Youth Movement, Adalah, Samidoun

Shut Down The Camps Room: Chicanx/Indigenous Solidarities: The Red Nation

4:00pm-5:00pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Border Imperialism/Abolition: Beyond Borders Caucus, Christina Heatherton

Free Lula/Lula Livre Room: Standing With Standing Rock Book Panel: Lewis Grassrope, Jaskiran Dhillon, Will Parrish, Nick Estes

5:30pm -7:00pm Free Red Fawn Room: Closing Plenary: Anti-Imperialism: Melanie Yazzie, Nick Estes, Manu Karuka, Christina Heatherton, Lara Kiswani

Day 2: Sunday, September 8, 2019

9:00am – 9:45am Radical Walking History Tour of Downtown Gallup


Free Red Fawn Room: Opening Plenary: The Red Deal: Dina Giglio-Whitaker, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Janene Yazzie, The Red Nation

12:30pm-1:30pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: MMIWG: Candy Brings Plenty, Cheyenne Antonio, The Red Nation

Shut Down The Camps Room: Socialist Organizing and Movement Building:Rachel Herzing, Khury Petersen-Smith, Nick Estes

1:40pm-2:40pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: US War on Terror: Lara Kiswani (Arab Resource and Organizing Center), Mary Ann Maestas, Micheailin Butler

Shut Down The Camps Room: Healing/Trauma: Jennifer Denetdale, Melanie Yazzie, Jennifer Marley

2:50pm-3:50pm Break Out Panels

Free Red Fawn Room: Nuclear Colonialism: June Lorenzo, Denise Brown, Tewa Women United, Pueblo/a/x Feminist Caucus

Shut Down The Camps Room:Writing Revolution: Jaskiran Dhillon, Will Parrish, Nick Estes

4:15pm-4:30pm Free Red Fawn Room: The Red Nation Chair’s Address: Melanie Yazzie

4:30pm-6:00pm Free Red Fawn Room: Closing Plenary: Indigenous Feminism: Cheyenne Antonio, Pueblo/a/x Feminist Caucus, Radmilla Cody, Melanie Yazzie, Orien Longknife[1]

Native Liberation Conference 2018

Native Liberation Conference 2018 August 11-12, 2018 Health Leadership High School 1900 Randolph Rd SE Albuquerque, New Mexico.


This year’s Native Liberation Conference focuses on global solidarity and decolonization in the heart of empire, bringing together Native, Black, undocumented, and Palestinian organizers. In this time of terrible danger, we must work together to build a better world — the future of the planet is at stake.

The Native Liberation Conference is an all-ages, free, and open to the public event held in an alcohol and drug free space. Childcare and youth activities will be provided, and coffee and snacks will be provided by the John Brown Breakfast Club.

Conference Agenda

Saturday, August 11

9:30 – 11 AM Here to Fight! Room: Palestine Workshop: Adameer (moderated by Nick Estes)

11 AM – 12:30 PM Here to Fight! Room: Protection of Greater Chaco Landscape (moderated by Chey Antonio)

1:45 – 2:45 PM Free Little Feather Room: Writing for the Revolution: Nick Estes, Majerle Lister, Rebecca Armstrong - Free Red Fawn Room: Poor People’s Campaign: Samia Assed, Melissa Tso, Hope Alvarado - Free Leonard Peltier Room: “Celebrate Resistance not Conquest”: Chicanx/Native Solidarity: Jennifer Marley, Josh Heckman, Elena Ortiz

3:00 – 4:00 PM Free Little Feather Room: The KIVA Club: Indigenous Student Organizing: Jennifer Marley, Hope Alvarado,Demetrius Johnson - Free Red Fawn Room: Pan-Africanism and Anticolonialism: Adrienne Bin-Wahad, Andrew Andromeda, Ahjamu Umi, (Moderated by Jennifer Marley) - Free Leonard Peltier Room: Indigenous Feminisms and Organizing: K’e Infoshop (Moderated by Brandon Benallie)

4:15 – 5:15 PM Free Little Feather Room: From the River to the Stars: Irish and Palestinian AntiImperialism: Melanie Yazzie, Micheailin Butler - Free Red Fawn Room: Water Protector Legal Collective: Leoyla Cowboy and Jaden Cowboy - Free Leonard Peltier Room: Border Imperialism: Napoleon Marietta, Missy, and Amy, Majerle Lister

5:30 – 6:30 PM Free Little Feather Room: Decolonization, Land Liberation, and Third World Solidarity Economies: Andrew Curley, Yvonne Yen Liu, Majerle Lister - Free Red Fawn Room: Native People and Police Violence: Melanie Yazzie, Uahikea Maile - Free Leonard Peltier Room: Solidarity Will Win: Socialism and Indigenous Peoples: Khury Petersen-Smith, Ragina Johnson, Brian Ward (moderated by Nick Estes)

Sunday, August 12

9:30 – 11:00 AM Here to Fight! Room: Solidarity with Undocumented & Native Communities: Hope Alvarado, Selene Galindo, Felipe Rodriguez, German Martinez

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Here to Fight! Room: Palestine Workshop: Adalah (Moderated by Melissa Tso)

1:45 – 3:00 PM Free Little Feather Room: The Red Nation 101: Want to join The Red Nation? Here to Fight! Room: Art Workshop: Banner- and Sign-making

3:15 – 4:30 PM Native Liberation: A Way Forward.[2]