Invisible No More:
Native Movement Building Summit & Celebration
May 6, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Invisible No More: Native Movement Building will bring together national and global movements to discuss youth advocacy, narrative change strategies, lessons from Standing Rock, best practices, and other major issues and innovations in Indian Country and across movements. This event will also highlight ways in which partners can collaborate and use social capital to support community-led solutions. Invitees are asked to gather with us to honor the spirituality, resiliency, voices and priorities of Native Americans, especially in such a challenging sociopolitical environment.
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9:30-10:00 a.m – Summit Opening
Featuring an opening blessing by a Tongva Elder and the Tataviam Tribe of the northern Los Angeles County; a welcome by Edgar Villanueva, Vice Chair of NAP; and opening remarks from NAP CEO Sarah Eagle Heart.
10:00-11:30 a.m. – Building Bridges & Dismantling Pipelines: Wisdom from Our Youth
This youth panel moderated by Dr. Bob Ross of The California Endowment will be around unifying movements towards well-being, healing, and resiliency.
11:30-12:30 p.m. – Storytelling Breakout Sessions
Hear about practical ways that you can support work happening on the ground and other calls to action in the breakout sessions including:
- Natives Against the Wall: Tohono O’odham
- Inside California Missions and Indian Boarding Schools
- Standing Rock is Everywhere: Los Angeles Indigenous Movement Building
- Indigenous Women Rise
- Education is the Answer for Social Change
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Representation, Innovation & Social Impact: Lessons From the Field
Hear personal lessons from Native American leaders working in various fields on the importance of having Native representation across all sectors. Moderated by Chrissie Castro, Native Voice Network and featuring Twila True, True Family Enterprises/True Sioux Hope Foundation; Heather Rae, Film Producer, Director, and Actress; Kevin Killer, State Senator, South Dakota
3:15-4:45 p.m. – When Will We All Know Freedom? Indian Boarding Schools & Mass Incarceration
Sarah Eagle Heart, NAP; Ty Stiklorius, Friends at Work; Deborah Parker, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center; and Morning Star Gali, Restoring Justice for Indigenous People discuss the structural challenges and systemic discrimination Native American communities face.
5:00-7:00 p.m. – NAP Celebration
Stay for an evening celebration with Native Americans in Philanthropy and a blessing by Indigenous Community Aztec Dancers. Tazbah Rose will perform a spoken word piece and participate in the virtual reality experience “Rainbow Crow” by Baobab Studios as we close out the day and reflect on ways to empower Native American communities, making them “Invisible No More”. More to be announced!