Connecting with Oberlin's Indigenous Heritage

Come and join us as we examine the history of Native Peoples in Oberlin. Cultural demonstrations, drumming and dancing will accompany this event. This event is a follow-up to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supporting partner of this collaborative community event.

This is a free, public, family-friendly event!

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2017

Come and learn about local indigenous history and the continuing struggle for human rights and self-determination. Meet members of the Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee as they share their effort to replace Columbus Day in Oberlin with Indigenous Peoples' Day, and explain how celebrating Columbus impacts indigenous peoples.

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Last Reading of Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Resolution

Come and show your support for Indigenous Peoples' Day as Oberlin City Council prepares to become the first city in Ohio to adopt this holiday. This is the third and final reading of the resolution to adopt; the previous two readings passed unanimously so we anticipate that this resolution will indeed pass. A strong showing of support from indigenous people will be welcome.

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Family Fun Fair

Come to our table at Family Fun Fair in Oberlin. We will have games and activities for children and information on Indigenous Peoples' Day in Oberlin. Our table is located near Ottica Eyecare on Main Street in downtown Oberlin.

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Indigenous Peoples' Day

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 (All day)

Opening Day Demonstration 2017

No-Wahoo logoSince 1973, Cleveland American Indian Movement has repeatedly objected to the degrading,racist depictions of Native people by Cleveland Baseball by demonstrating at every Opening Day.

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

2016 World Series Demonstration - Game 7

Last game of the World Series in Cleveland this Wednesday, November 2nd.

EVENT TIME & DATE: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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John Winthrop, a founder of the Massachusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death [among Natives] to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, "But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.
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