Two anti-colonial projects by Klee Benally

Thursday, December 21, 2023 (Winter Solstice)
6pm – 8pm
Board game and book giveaways all evening.
Books & games will be available for purchase.
Snacks & beverages provided by Jinjééh Coffee & Roastery (@jinjeehcoffee)

At: MOCAF Museum of Contemporary Arts Flagstaff
555 S Blackbird Roost, #5

This will be a launch celebration of both projects including a game demo & playthrough of Burn the Fort, & reading of the new book No Spiritual Surrender with discussion. 

About the book:
No Spiritual Surrender: Indigenous Anarchy in Defense of the Sacred is a searing anti-colonial analysis rooted in frontline experience. Klee Benally (Diné) unrelentingly agitates against colonial politics towards Indigenous autonomy and total liberation of Nahasdzáán (Mother Earth).

About the game:
Burn the Fort is a new independent board game of Indigenous resistance designed by Klee Benally.
In Burn the Fort, colonizers have built a military fortress and are invading your lands. 2-4 players each take the role of a different historic warrior fighting to stop the invasion. Players must prevent wagons from bringing supplies to the fort and burn it to the ground before the train, which acts as a game timer, reaches the Golden Spike. Players can choose how much they wish to work together while taking turns playing cards, trading, battling wagons, and gathering necessary tokens to win the game. With each wagon that reaches the fort the train moves forward, and if it reaches the Golden Spike everyone loses.

Now booking a short tour for the game and book, contact:


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