Four Directions Native Vote, 28 Nevada Tribal Nations, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), University Nevada Las Vegas, and the National Congress of American Indians will be sponsoring the Chairman Alvin Moyle and Robert James 2022 Native American Candidate Forum on June 27 and 28, 2022. The Forum takes place on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus and online.

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Along with speakers and panel discussions, candidates running for Nevada state office will discuss issues that affect Indian Country, including  infrastructure, health care, education, economic development, treaty obligations, and murdered and missing Indigenous women.

Forum Schedule: (subject to change based on candidate and speaker availability)

DAY 1 / JUNE 27
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony

  • Drum Group: Southern Soul Drum
  • Posting of Colors
  • Blessing, will be conducted outside

Welcome by:

  1. Serrell Smokey – President of ITCN, and Chairman of Washoe Tribe of Tribe of Nevada & California
  2. Amber Torres – Chairwoman, Walker River Paiute Tribe
  3. Randi Lone Eagle – Tribal Chairwoman Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
  4. John Echohawk – Executive Director Native American Rights Fund
  5. Tammi Tiger – Commissioner, Nevada Indian Commission
  6. Saundra Mitrovich – Civic Engagement Associate, National Congress of American Indians

 

10:00 a.m. Sigal Chattah –Candidate, Nevada Attorney General
11:00 a.m. Shea Backus – Candidate, Nevada State Assembly to represent District 37
12:00 p.m. Mark Rosalsky & Megan Llorens – T-Mobile Presentation: The Affordable Connectivity Program
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Brandon Davis – Candidate, Nevada Governor
2:00 p.m. National Congress of American Indians & Civic Engagement Consultant with Las Vegas Indian Center (LVIC) Training
3:00 p.m. Lisa Cano Burkhead – Lt. Governor & Candidate for Lt. Governor
3:30 p.m. Cisco Agular – Candidate, Secretary of State Candidate
4:00 p.m. Aaron Ford – Nevada Attorney General & Candidate for Nevada Attorney General
5:00 p.m. Closing

 

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DAY 2 / JUNE 28
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony

  • Drum Group: Southern Soul Drum Blessing
  • Welcome by:
    1. Larry Wright Jr. – Director Leadership Engagement, National Congress of American Indians
    2. OJ Semans – Co-Executive Director Four Directions
9:30 a.m. Panel on Multicultural Opportunities for Full Integration into Political Participation in America

  1. Moderator: Donald M. Ragona – Director of Development, NARF
  2. Jeanine Abrams McLean – President, Fair Count Georgia
  3. Dallin Maybe – Assistant Director of Development, NARF
  4. Cianti Stewart-Reid – Executive Director, Fair Fight Action
  5. Xavier Morales – Praxis Foundation
  6. Stacy Montooth – Nevada Indian Commission
  7. TBA
11:00 a.m. TBA
12:00- 1 p.m. Break for Lunch
1pm – 2:00 p.m. TBA
2:00 p.m. Voting Rights Panel

  1. Moderator: Addie Rolnick
  2. Jean Schroedel
  3. Jacqueline De León, NARF Staff Attorney
  4. Joseph Dietrich
  5. Wendy Helgemo
3:00 p.m. National Congress of American Indians & Civic Engagement Consultant with Las Vegas Indian Center (LVIC) Training
4:00 p.m. Elizabeth Mercedes Krause – Candidate for U.S. House to represent Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District.
5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony

  1. Serrell Smokey – President of ITCN, and Chairman of Washoe Tribe of Tribe of Nevada & California
  2. Amber Torres – Chairwoman Walker River
  3. Randi Lone Eagle – Tribal Chairwoman Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
  4. John Echohawk – Executive Director Native American Rights Fund
  5. Stacy Montooth – Executive Director, Nevada Indian Commission
  6. Larry Wright Jr. – Director Leadership Engagement, National Congress of American Indians
  7. OJ Semans – Co-Executive Director Four Directions

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