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On July 19, IREHR vice president Devin Burghart, IREHR board member Leah Henry-Tanner, and IREHR advisory board member Chuck Tanner were in Portland, Oregon for the “Activists Mobilizing for Power” conference put on by the Western States Center.

Despite the sweltering heat, the Chief Joseph room at Portland State University’s Native America Student Community Center was full of talented, engaged activists from around the region eager to learn how to fight the right. The day-long session, “Know Your Opposition,” focused on the Tea Party movement and attacks on treaty rights and tribal sovereignty, and how to fight back.

Devin Burghart

Author Devin Burghart

is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...

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