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The Indigenous Peoples Movement Conference
Houston, Texas

“Eliminating The Borders For A New World.”

From May 10th - 12th we are calling on tribal leaders, activists, change-makers, and artists to join us for our first national conference in Houston, Texas.

This weekend will feature seminars, breakout sessions to discuss the issues that affect indigenous peoples globally, cultural performances and a gala event. We will also have tours available for an additional cost.

We aim to come up with the blueprints for viable solutions that will benefit generations to come. 
The work starts with us, and we have the collective power within our nations to make a real difference…

…change happens when we come together.


Location

TBH Center
333 South Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003


To register for the conference, please do so here.

PRicing:

$150.00 - Weekend events
$170.00 - Weekend events (with tour included)
$250.00 - Weekend events, Tour, & VIP Seating at concert

***Travel & Lodging not Included***


Lodging

TBA


Weekend Itinerary


Friday, May 10

7am - Sunrise Prayer Ceremony
8am - 9am - “Intersectionality Within Indigenous Communities” Plenary Panel
Continental Breakfast
10am-12noon - Workshops
12 noon - 1pm - Lunch
1:15 pm-4pm- Workshops
5pm- Close out
7pm - 10pm - Celebrating Our Youth Celebration

Saturday, May 11

7am - Sunrise Prayer Ceremony
8am - 9am - Special Keynote Presentation  
Continental Breakfast
10am-12noon - Workshops
12 noon - 1pm - Lunch
1:15pm-4pm- Workshops
5pm- Close out
7pm - 10pm - Cultural Dinner Gala with Special Live Performance
(come dressed in your cultural regalia)

Sunday, May 12

8am- Gathering
10am - 12noon - Tours
1pm- 5pm - “Celebrating Our Women” Community Celebration

Workshops

INTERSECTIONALITY IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES - This Plenary is an all conference panel with a diverse voice of Indigenous people of the world. This will kick off the conference (May 10th) to begin the talk about how we can work collectively together.

THE INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS #METOO EPIDEMIC -
This Workshop will discuss the international epidemic of the human & sex trade, the lack of resources and acknowledgement from officials, and governments. There will be discussion on how man-camps and the oil industry play into the role of MMIWGTS and what we can do to draw attention to this heinous issue. This workshop will also discuss how the government has mishandled children and families at the borders and abroad.

PROTECTING OUR EARTH -
From pipelines and mining, to deforestation: What has been done, what can be done, and what will happen if money is the only thing that continues to drive society. This workshop will give insight from people on the frontlines as to what they are doing, what they have accomplished and what you can do to help stop the raping of indigenous lands and natural resources.

LIVING THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? -
When disaster strikes communities are often left in ruin and disarray. What are the preventative steps, and solutions to overcoming the devastation while awaiting aid that often comes too little too late in many cases.

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS PLAGUING OUR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES & HARM REDUCTION/PREVENTION -
Indigenous Peoples have some of the highest rates of addiction and suicide in our communities. Through this workshop we are hoping to discuss how we can better our communities by understanding the sources of these deep grievances so we can enable a healthy coping method rather than turning to addictive substances or self harm (or harm to others). We will also touch on Residential & Indian Schools, as well as the 60's scoop, The Stolen Generation and how that relates to intergenerational trauma.

INCARCERATION, SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION & SOCIAL STIGMAS -
Indigenous Peoples are incarcerated at a much higher rate than any other demographic in the world. From So-Called Australia to Turtle Island, indigenous peoples are punished for crimes that they are already victims of. Systemic racism and attempted genocide have far too long held our populations captive. We need to find solutions and create safe places in our communities.

DECOLONIZING HEALTH -
With the influx of modern/convenient culture and medicine, many indigenous communities have lost touch with their natural ways of healing. But what else can we do to reintroduce our traditional practices to mainstream medicine? How can we work with hospitals and private institutions to heal our people?

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY -
The introduction of "rations" was the first stone on the chest of indigenous peoples. Foods that were not natural, that were over processed and only meant to keep us barely alive have become staples in our diets. They have wreaked havoc on bodies and have caused a plethora of health issues. This workshop will talk about food sustainability. Bringing in Indigenous farmers from across the world on how we can grow and trade with each other like our ancestors did.

DECOLONIZING; INTEGRATING INDIGENOUS CULTURE IN EVERYDAY LIFE -
Integrating Indigenous Culture in Everyday Life is to help preserve Indigenous culture and practices. This workshop will focus on preservation for the next 7 generations.

RESILIENCE IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
- Resilience In Indigenous Communities will help express our resiliency and empowerment by bringing awareness to the fact that we must learn from our Elders to keep the resiliency in our communities by focusing on positive ways to impact.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & MENTORING WITHIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES - Leadership and Council is important for Indigenous Communities, It's important to learn your skills as a leader to make a powerful impact within your community and the world.

DECOLONIZING WEALTH -
Economic Development is what most Indigenous Communities lack, in this workshop we will work on ways to increase economics and decrease bad business practices.

RE-REWRITING HISTORY IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM -
Over the last 5 centuries there has been a rewriting of history regarding what indigenous peoples have had to experience and survive due to colonization and settlerism. In many schools to this day, historical facts are overlooked and taught with a detrimental narrative aiming to keep those in power, in power. This workshop will probe into the possible ways of reforming education to be accurate and respectful to the indigenous peoples of each respective nation that these curriculums are being taught.

BEING INDIGENOUS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (MEDIA AND CULTURE) -
This workshop will discuss the misrepresentation and fetishization of indigenous peoples globally. Prevalent examples will be examined and strategic efforts will be laid out to change the misrepresentation of indigenous peoples.


Performer Application

Are you a musical act/cultural performer who would like to be featured? Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

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Volunteer Application

Please fill out the form below and one of our coalition members will get back to you!

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Vendor Application

Vendor Fees are $150 for the whole weekend.
Food Handlers Cards/Licenses Required.
No Culturally Appropriative Items/Merchandise.
Family Friendly Items Only - No Profanity.

Once your application has been approved we will send you the link to pay your fees.
Please pay your fees within 24 hours of receiving confirmation from The Indigenous Peoples Movement.

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