Opening Day Demonstration 2019

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Join us once again as we gather at Cleveland Baseball to protest the use of the "Indians" team name and the Wahoo logo.

With your support we have been able to bring the exploitation of indigenous people as sports mascots to international attention. In November 2018, Major League Baseball announced that it had struck a gentleman's agreement with Cleveland Baseball, recognizing that Wahoo is "no longer appropriate" for on-field use. But we cannot stop here... a gentleman's agreement is not enough, nor is the continued licensing of Wahoo for off-field use. The racist behavior that fans display at Cleveland Baseball is not a product of Wahoo, Wahoo is a product of the racism at the stadium.

April 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Cleveland American Indian Movement

Opening Day Demonstration 2018

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Come join us this year at "Progressive" Field as we continue our campaign against the Cleveland Baseball team name and Wahoo logo. Major League Baseball announced last month that Wahoo will be retired next year (not soon enough and nearly a half-century late). Help us keep the pressure on Cleveland and MLB until they abolish the team name and stop licensing, selling and displaying the Wahoo logo.

We are people, not mascots!

We meet two hours before game time, under the trees just north of Bob Feller statue. Bring a sign, make one, or use one of ours.

April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Cleveland American Indian Movement

March 5 - CALL TO ACTION - Fountain of the Pioneers, Kalamazoo MI

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Friends of MCARSM,

Please Sign/Comment & Share this petition to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers from the City of Kalamazoo’s town square. It has been protested since its dedication in 1940.

The city commission will be deciding the fate of this deteriorating symbol of Native oppression on Monday, March 5 at Kalamazoo City Hall.

March 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports & Media

Rally Protesting Genocide of Rohingya in Burma

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Flyer for Rally in Support of Peace in Burma.


Muslim community and our partners are organizing a rally to protest the Burma military’s genocidal attacks on the Rohingya people.

The Rohingya are indigenous people of Burma living in their ancestral lands.

Their citizenship was revoked in 1982 by a military regime. The UN consider the Rohingya to be the world’s most persecuted people.

October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Salaam Cleveland
the Refugee Response
Burma Task Force

Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life!

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Youth activists speak about defense of land and the environment in Guatemala.

This fall, NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with Guatemala) welcomes Alex Escobar Prado as the featured speaker for this year’s tour, “Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life!” Alex is an activist, educator, and a member of the Guatemalan environmental justice organization Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID). Born out of the struggle for community self-determination and resistance to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala, JODVID uses the arts and popular education to mobilize youth in local and regional movements to protect the environment and defend territory.

October 12, 2017 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Santa Elena Project of Accompaniment (SEPA)

Last Reading of Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Resolution

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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.

Oberlin City Hall
85 S Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Cleveland American Indian Movement
Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee

Opening Day Demonstration 2017

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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.

Marketing a flamboyant wrong for the sake of profit means that Cleveland's civic pride rests upon racial humiliation and degradation, not “honor”. Isn't 100 years enough?

April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Cleveland American Indian Movement


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