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.''

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration (Oberlin)

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Celebrate Ohio’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration! Come bring a colorful sign, or just come, to join in a public display of celebration, appreciation and solidarity for Indigenous People. We meet in Oberlin, southeast corner of Tappan Square (Main Street & College Street).

Tappan Square
Main Street & College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

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31 August 2017 - AIEC Supports Robert Roche

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Connecting with Oberlin's Indigenous Heritage

Come and join us as we examine the history of Native Peoples in Oberlin. Cultural demonstrations, drumming and dancing will accompany this event. This event is a follow-up to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supporting partner of this collaborative community event.

This is a free, public, family-friendly event!

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2017

Come and learn about local indigenous history and the continuing struggle for human rights and self-determination. Meet members of the Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee as they share their effort to replace Columbus Day in Oberlin with Indigenous Peoples' Day, and explain how celebrating Columbus impacts indigenous peoples.

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Last Reading of Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Resolution

Come and show your support for Indigenous Peoples' Day as Oberlin City Council prepares to become the first city in Ohio to adopt this holiday. This is the third and final reading of the resolution to adopt; the previous two readings passed unanimously so we anticipate that this resolution will indeed pass. A strong showing of support from indigenous people will be welcome.

Family Fun Fair

Come to our table at Family Fun Fair in Oberlin. We will have games and activities for children and information on Indigenous Peoples' Day in Oberlin. Our table is located near Ottica Eyecare on Main Street in downtown Oberlin.

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Opening Day Demonstration 2017

Since 1973, Cleveland American Indian Movement has repeatedly objected to the degrading,racist depictions of Native people by Cleveland Baseball by demonstrating at every Opening Day. We continue to insist that Cleveland Baseball abolish it use of the clearly racist, exploitative and shameful “Indians” team name and the bigoted, despicable “Chief Wahoo” logo.

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