FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2021
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland American Indian Movement will conduct its 51st Opening Day Demonstration in its ongoing effort to pressure the owners of the Cleveland baseball franchise to cease using its "Indians" moniker.On April 5, there will be a gathering of the Native community and its supporters beginning at 2:00pm EDT at Gate C (E. 9th Street and Bolivar Street) at "Progressive" Field.
This pattern of shameful and exploitative conduct on the part of Cleveland Baseball must not be overlooked. And due to its ignominious history of engagement with the local indigenous community, it is wise of us to question whether the decision to finally change its name and “advance social justice” is sincere or simply a public relations decision on the part of the franchise. Nor should it be lightly noted that even with continuous indigenous activism, it took the very public execution of a person of color and weeks of civil disobedience before Cleveland Baseball has become willing to reconsider its morally bankrupt decisions of the last half-century.
The time for Cleveland Baseball to act is now! Not next year. Not next month. Not next week. To that end, and in an effort to restore balance, Cleveland AIM has outlined actionable steps we believe Cleveland Baseball should implement immediately to stop the ongoing harm, resist further harmful action, and begin to repair the harm which has occurred as a result of the marketing of “Indians” and “Wahoo”, and public culture built around being part of “The Tribe”.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland American Indian Movement, the second oldest urban AIM chapter nationally, announced today it will demonstrate outside "Progressive" Field during Cleveland Indians vs Atlanta Braves game Friday April 19, in protest of the continued use of American Indian symbols and team names in Major League Baseball. Cleveland American Indian Movement and its supporters have demonstrated outside Cleveland baseball stadiums at every Cleveland Indians Opening Day since 1970.
Submitted by sundance on March 6, 2019 - 11:31am
Submitted by sundance on October 31, 2016 - 11:37pm
The final games of the 2016 World Series starts tomorrow in Cleveland: Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd. Join Cleveland American Indian Movement and the Native community down at the baseball stadium to help us wrap-up another season of protesting Cleveland Baseball's "Indians" team name and "Wahoo" logo. The world has been watching Cleveland intently during these last few weeks and we want to make a good showing for our final demonstrations.
Submitted by sundance on October 23, 2016 - 5:58pm
2016 World Series Demonstration
The World Series comes to Cleveland and begins Tuesday, October 25. Join Cleveland American Indian Movement and the Native community in speaking out against the Cleveland team name and "Wahoo" logo. After the Toronto lawsuit and the attention brought by the Blue Jays to our cause, the world is watching Cleveland. Help us convince Cleveland and MLB that the time is right to make the change and end Cleveland's shame!
Submitted by sundance on August 12, 2016 - 10:12am
TREMONT POWWOW - August 13, 1pm-6pm
Lincoln Park (W 14th Street between Kenilworth and Starkweather Avenues), Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland
Dancing, drumming and food at this mini-powwow sponsored by the American Indian Education Center and Cleveland AIM. Free and open to the public. Join us in the park for this afternoon event.
AUGUST DEMONSTRATION AT CLEVELAND BASEBALL - August 14, 11am-1pm
'Progressive' Field (E 9th Street and Bolivar), Cleveland