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)

2020 Opening Day Demonstration

Moderator's Note:
Opening Day has been postponed due to Covid-19 fears. When it has been rescheduled, we will reschedule our demonstration.

Join Cleveland American Indian Movement, our supporters, and the Native community at "Progressive" Field, 11am Thursday March 26, as we insist that Cleveland Baseball stop its exploitive use of the "Indians" team name and the racist Wahoo logo which it continues to license. 

"Progressive" Field
Gate C - E 9th Street & Bolivar
Cleveland , OH 44115

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Dreamcatcher Workshop by Mary High Elk

Moderator's Note:
March workshop has been cancelled. We will try to meet again in April. Please check back again later for updates.

Mary High Elk (Lakota) learned the art of beading from her mother when she was ten years old. Ms. High Elk is skilled at making jewelry, medicine bags, moccasins, and self-taught in the art of making dreamcatchers. Ms. High Elk grew up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

Oberlin Public Library
65 South Main Street
Oberlin , OH 44074

Graffiti Art and Indigenous Culture, February 27, 2020

Julie Garreau (Lakota), a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and founding director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project in South Dakota, will speak at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike on Thursday, February 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m. about her innovative programing for young people, including Red Can Graffiti Jam, which embodies the global graffiti movement and incorporates indigenous culture and stories.
Pilla Center, Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike , OH 44124

The Life and Times of Adam Fortunate Eagle documentary screening, February 20, 2020

Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee invites you to a documentary entitled "Contrary Warrior: The Life and Times of Adam Fortunate Eagle" (82 mins.), an intimate first-person account on the life and work of Native activist, artist, ceremonial leader, enemy of the State, and author, Adam Fortunate Eagle. 

This screening is free and open to the public.

Oberlin Public Library
65 S Main Street
Oberlin , OH 44074

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National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Feb 2020

NACIE membership consists of fifteen (15) members who are Indian (including Alaska Native) as defined in 20 U.S.C. § Sec. 7491(3), and are appointed by the President lists of nominees furnished, from time to time, by Indian tribes and organizations. The fifteen members represent different geographic areas of the United States.

A draft agenda is included for download.

This meeting is free and open to the public to attend in person or through the online portal. Registration required.

Office of Indian Education Job Posting, Feb 2020

The Director of Office of Indian Education vacancy was published Feb 3rd on USA Jobs. Links are included for the position. Please note, there two postings – one for the public and one for current or former Federal employees and others who are eligible under special hiring authority. Both postings are Indian Preference.

Having Reservations: Humor and the Arts of Healing

Dr. Bernard C. Perley (Maliseet) teaches linguistic anthropology, American Indian Societies and Cultures, and Native American Oral Traditions at University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Perley is from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. His cartoon series “Having Reservations” portrays the perplexities and ironies of everyday life for indigenous people in North America. His talk will center on historical trauma of First Nations peoples in Canada and the role of comics in healing.

This talk is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Hallock Auditorium, Oberlin College
122 Elm Street
Oberlin , OH 44074

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