Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Kevin J. Allis

Founder and President, Board Member | Thunderbird Strategies, LLC., Race Forward

Kevin J. Allis is the founder and president of Thunderbird Strategies, LLC, a government relations firm specializing in advocacy of Native American rights, and a member of the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Allis is the former Chief Executive Officer at the National Congress of American Indians, and has years of experience working in Washington, D.C. as both an attorney and government relations practitioner.

Throughout his career, he has a demonstrated track record in leadership capacities and is fluent in building strong working relationships with key congressional offices, relevant administrative agencies, and other advocacy organizations, to strategically advance top priorities for Indian Country.

Kevin’s other previous roles include Executive Director of the Native American Contractors Association and Board Chairman of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation. Alongside practicing Federal Indian Law and serving as a Labor and Employment litigation attorney, he is a former law enforcement officer who served the Baltimore Police Department for 8 years.

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Protecting The Sacred — An Intimate Discussion on Spirituality and Land Sovereignty

The goal of the conversation is to uplift the land defense efforts to Protect Oakflat and other efforts in Arizona in addition to uplifting the intersections of spirituality and land and their exploitation and how art can be used as a tool to reinforce multiracial solidarity.

Moderator(s): Kevin J. Allis Speakers: Dr. Wendsler Nosie Sr.