CLEVELAND

4 April 2021 - Cleveland AIM to hold Opening Day Demonstration 2021

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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.

STATEMENT OF ACTIONABLE STEPS ON CLEVELAND BASEBALL TEAM NAME CHANGE

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”.

15 April 2019 - American Indian Movement to Protest Cleveland vs Atlanta

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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.

31 August 2017 - AIEC Supports Robert Roche

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August 31, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The American Indian Education Center (AIEC) acknowledges the unfortunate and misguided indictment of our former Executive Director and Co-Founder, Robert Roche (Chiricahua Apache). Mr. Roche has dedicated over 40 years of his life helping the Native American people through the provision of social services, community support, and socio-political activism.

2016 World Series demonstration at Cleveland Baseball - Final games

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.

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