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Indigenous Territory (aka Oklahoma) Confederacy Summit

  • Oka Lawa, Chahta Nation, Indian Territory McCurtain, Oklahoma (map)

The Indian Territory Indigenous Confederacy Summit is an inaugural event towards formalizing an Indigenous Confederacy in 2018 by the 39 Indigenous Nations.

We are in a time where we need to stand vigilant on all fronts in the areas of politics, environmeht and racism. We can be a positive and powerful force for our people if we can become united to organize and network among our nations.

We need to be prepared to stand in defense of our sovereighty and our environment for our future generations, as well as our non-Native allies.

Through this event:
-we want to establish grassroots contacts/representation from each of the Indigenous Nations, to work and recruit in their community.
-we'll identify the key issues and produce resolutions on what we can do about them.
-we'll establish a communications network and a website to keep us updated on what is happening, including calls to action
-we can set up various activist training workshops to enhance our skills.

We'll open and close with ceremony:
Friday Night (June 23rd):
Introduction and Welcome by hosts, possible screening of "AWAKE, A dream From Standing Rock"

Saturday (June 24th):
Present historical background to a confederacy and consensus making process, presenters on important issues, and then break off into workgroups to developresolutions. reading and voting on resolutions, discussions can be held after evening meal and reading and voting can carry over to the next morning.

Sunday morning (June 25th) will be to wrap up unfinished business by noon and announcements of upcoming activities.. This is a tentative outline, a formal agenda will be shared later.

Oka Lawa is a primitive site camp, come prepared to be self-sustaining, and bring water in bulk as opposed to individual water bottles to reduce waste and use of petroleum products. NO DRUGS, ALCOHOL OR FIREARMS in camp. There is no electricity of running water and cell phone coverage has only worked sporadically with Verizon.

Donations are accepted contact Oka Lawa Camp or Ben Carnes.
We also have crowdsourcing account that we ask everyone to share:

Later Event: June 25
Day of Prayer