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Posted: July 4, 2020

July 3, 2020
NCAI and Rainbow PUSH Coalition Come Together for Town Hall Focused on Equality and Freedom on July 4th
Melanie Benjamin – Chief Executive, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Chuck Hoskin, Jr. – Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. – Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
David Sickey – Chairman, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Santita Jackson, Executive Producer and Co-Host, Keep Hope Alive Radio Show


Join the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition for a special town hall titled “The Untold Story of America,” where we will discuss the true history of the nation from the American Indian and African American perspectives.

This event will discuss what restorative justice looks like collectively for communities of color, and within our respective communities. Panelists will discuss the pressing issues facing their communities and put forth policy solutions to address these issues. This event will also feature members of Congress, who will provide their feedback on what the panelists share.

Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. EDT

About the National Congress of American Indians:

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights. For more information, visit

Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.

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