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.''

Dawnland

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NAIVC Community Meeting - March 2018

This year NAIVC will be hosting 4 meetings throughout the 2018 year.
We hope that you will be able to join us and take part in the activities.

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3rd Annual Coshocton Earth Day Festival

Come join Thunder Nation as they perform and discuss traditional songs at the 3rd Annual Coshocton Earth Day Festival presented by Coshocton Environmental and Community Awareness (CECA), an educational 501c3 located in Coshocton, Ohio. The Thunder Nation performance will open the festival.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Opening Day Demonstration 2018

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Viewpoint: Sask. rural water sources need different cleanup process

"Trail of Tears" Movie -- Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Film Series

This movie explores the resolve and resilience of the Cherokee people, who resisted removal from their homelands in the Southeast in every way they knew: assimilating, adopting a European-style government and legal system, adopting Christianity, and even taking their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Though the Cherokee won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S.

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Oberlin Student Labor Action Coalition 2018 Weekend of Action Symposium

Come attend a talk by guest speaker Leon Briggs (Seneca) comparing the "Indian Health Care" program with traditional health care: religious, herbal, and spiritual. Mr. Briggs will discuss health issues facing Native communities and how to deal with these issues and balance traditional ways of life by using traditional, spiritual, and cultural remedies. This event is free and open to the public. This talk is part of Oberlin's Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) annual Weekend of Action symposium (March 30th-April 1, 2018).
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