Schools that continue to use Indian imagery and references claim that their use stimulates interest in Native American culture and honors Native Americans. These institutions have simply failed to listen to the Native groups, religious leaders, and civil rights organizations that oppose these symbols. These Indian-based symbols and team names are not accurate representations of Native Americans.

UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS | Statement On Use of Native American Images And Nicknames as Sports Symbols (2001)

Opening Day Demonstration 2021

SAVE THE DATE, APRIL 5, 2021!

Join Cleveland American Indian Movement, the Native community and our supporters as we continue our protest of Cleveland Baseball’s “Indians” team name. The time for this pending name change is long overdue. This year we hope you too will join us at “Progressive” Field on Opening Day, April 5, 2021 to send the clear message to Cleveland Baseball that the time for change has come. Borrow one of our signs, or bring your own!

"Progressive" Field
E 9th Street & Bolivar
Cleveland , OH 44113

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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”.

Ohio Celebration of Native & Veteran Heritage Powwow, May 1, 2021

You are invited to celebrate with us at our Ohio Celebration of Native and Veteran Heritage Powwow! All dancers welcome.

GRAND ENTRY: 11 a.m.

Springfield Baptist Youth Building
1920 Krumroy Road
Akron , OH 44312
Phone: 330-217-6640

Following Old Trails, and Forging New Path in the Africa-Native American Narrative, April 2, 2021

This presentation will examine a past history of  African descended people immersed in Five Native American communities. It shall examine people who were taken westward during the years of Indian Removal. This discussion involves a topic of identity, culture and belonging among both men and women. The presentation will also include methods of documenting this undertold story, and how to avoid the false narratives that often surface. This talk is part of the Indigenous Women's Series at Oberlin College.

Beading Against the Stigma: Native Culture as Prevention, March 26, 2021

Colonization has devastated Native communities resulting in poverty-stricken communities plagued with high incarceration and suicide rates. However, Native communities are actively combating these issues with culture. As a member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council, Iesha Phillips has been able to immerse herself in her culture and traditions. Come bead coil bracelets and/or chokers with Iesha Phillips as she discusses how she got involved in her culture and how it changed her life for the better. Questions are encouraged! This talk is part of the Indigenous Women's Series at Oberlin College.

Supporting Indigenous Communities in the time of Climate Change & Global Pandemic, March 24, 2021

In this workshop, we will discuss how climate change is impacting Indigenous communities and how these impacts have been exacerbated due to the global pandemic we are facing. We will hold space to discuss how traditional knowledge, activism, and art can be used to lead mutual aids that can support Indigenous-led community projects. We will provide a workshop that will provide tools and a guide on how to organize mutual aids, especially during these times to support BIPOC communities. This talk is part of the Indigenous Women's Series at Oberlin College.

The Climate Crisis: Addressing Impacts on Clinical Practice in the Great Lakes Region, March 10, 2021

A virtual symposium focused on how climate change affects clinical practice, and what clinical practitioners can do to address this reality. Organized by Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Art + Design Institute, University Hospitals (of Cleveland), MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The symposium will not only educate participants but inspire motivation and provide the tools to develop solutions to counteract the health effects of climate change.

 

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