CLEVELAND

22 March 2012 - Opening Day Demonstration 2012

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

[CLEVELAND,OH] - Join the American Indian community, our supporters, and the Cleveland American Indian Movement in the continuing fight in Cleveland for dignity as people. Organizers declare that the Cleveland “Indians” team name, logos, and mascot “Chief Wahoo” are clearly bigoted, racist, and shameful. Pursuant to the findings of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, organizers insist that Cleveland Baseball abolish their use.

2012 OPENING DAY DEMONSTRATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 — 1pm
"Progressive" Field — E. 9th Street, Gate C (100 feet north of the Bob Feller Statue on the grass area)

Since 1973, Cleveland A.I.M. 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 bigoted, racist, and shameful “Indians” team name, logos, and mascot “Chief Wahoo”.

DOCUMENTARY FILM

Wa-WHO? Nothing Is Sacred
A film by filmmaker Dennis K. Adkins & Cleveland A.I.M.

American Indian Movement Cleveland is pleased to announce a documentary exploring the struggles of native people in Cleveland, and how Cleveland Baseball and its "Chief Wahoo" logo affects the community. This documentary took over a year to film.

About Cleveland American Indian Movement

Cleveland American Indian Movement was founded in 1970 by Russell Means, a Lakota Sioux activist born on Pine Ridge Reservation, and Dennis Banks, an Objiwa activist and one of the original founders of the American Indian Movement. Cleveland A.I.M.

2011 Opening Day Silent Demonstration

April 1, 2011

Our fight for basic Dignity and Human Rights in Cleveland is ongoing. Since 1973, Cleveland AIM has demonstrated against racism by Cleveland Baseball and its degrading depictions of native people in its team name and logo. In 1972, we filed a libel and slander lawsuit against Cleveland Baseball; in 1995 we again had to sue Cleveland Baseball and Gateway Corp for interfering with our right to simply speak on public property!

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