Native American Presidential Forum 2020

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January 14-15, 2020 in Artimus W. Ham Concert Hall at University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

Candidates: Buttigieg, Gabbard, Steyer, Yang and Indep. Mark Charles.

Background:  There was an earlier Native American event, the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum on August 19-20, 2019 in Sioux City, IA. 

A collective of national tribal organizations and several tribal nations located in Nevada, are proud to announce the second Native American Presidential Forum, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus on January 14 – 15, 2020. Four Directions, Inc., a national voting rights firm, is continuing this effort in partnership with the National Congress of American Indians, Native American Rights Fund, Native Organizers Alliance, and several Nevada tribal nations.

OJ Semans, Co-Executive Director of Four Directions said, “Native American voters can influence election results in seven major swing states in 2020: Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Presidential candidates understand the importance of Native voters, and that’s why our first event in Sioux City, Iowa was a success. There were 11 candidates who participated, including four of the current first tier Democratic candidates who have qualified for the December Democratic debate, and a large livestream audience of nearly 200,000 viewers online.”

This second, non-partisan forum will once again focus specifically on issues in Indian Country, and the organizations are hoping for participation from all current candidates running for presidential office.

Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations 
Native American Presidential Forum 2020
Update Memorandum for Candidates
National Host Committee
Four Directions, Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, and Native Organizers Alliance, Seeding Sovereignty 
Lead Premiere: Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
Lead Underwriting: Movement Voter Project
Lead Stage: Tom Rodgers, Carlyle Consulting
Lead Drum Group: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa
Drum Group: Convey Communications 

January 8, 2020 Update
The Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum 2020 will be held on January 14-15, 2020, in Las Vegas on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.
Concurrent with the Forum, Four Directions and partners will provide training for Native Americans living in Nevada on participation in Nevada’s presidential primary caucuses.  For candidates that choose to participate in the Forum, we will utilize materials from candidate campaigns in the training.

Additionally, concurrent with the Forum, Four Directions and partners will conduct voter registration and get-out-the-vote training for Native Americans from across the United States.