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STATEMENT OF ACTIONABLE STEPS ON CLEVELAND BASEBALL TEAM NAME CHANGE

This pattern of shameful and exploitative conduct on the part of Cleveland Baseball must not be overlooked. And due to its ignominious history of engagement with the local indigenous community, it is wise of us to question whether the decision to finally change its name and “advance social justice” is sincere or simply a public relations decision on the part of the franchise. Nor should it be lightly noted that even with continuous indigenous activism, it took the very public execution of a person of color and weeks of civil disobedience before Cleveland Baseball has become willing to reconsider its morally bankrupt decisions of the last half-century.

The time for Cleveland Baseball to act is now! Not next year. Not next month. Not next week. To that end, and in an effort to restore balance, Cleveland AIM has outlined actionable steps we believe Cleveland Baseball should implement immediately to stop the ongoing harm, resist further harmful action, and begin to repair the harm which has occurred as a result of the marketing of “Indians” and “Wahoo”, and public culture built around being part of “The Tribe”.

15 April 2019 - American Indian Movement to Protest Cleveland vs Atlanta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland American Indian Movement, the second oldest urban AIM chapter nationally, announced today it will demonstrate outside "Progressive" Field during Cleveland Indians vs Atlanta Braves game Friday April 19, in protest of the continued use of American Indian symbols and team names in Major League Baseball.

2016 World Series demonstration at Cleveland Baseball - Final games

The final games of the 2016 World Series starts tomorrow in Cleveland: Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd. Join Cleveland American Indian Movement and the Native community down at the baseball stadium to help us wrap-up another season of protesting Cleveland Baseball's "Indians" team name and "Wahoo" logo. The world has been watching Cleveland intently during these last few weeks and we want to make a good showing for our final demonstrations.

2016 World Series demonstration at Cleveland Baseball

2016 World Series Demonstration
The World Series comes to Cleveland and begins Tuesday, October 25. Join Cleveland American Indian Movement and the Native community in speaking out against the Cleveland team name and "Wahoo" logo. After the Toronto lawsuit and the attention brought by the Blue Jays to our cause, the world is watching Cleveland. Help us convince Cleveland and MLB that the time is right to make the change and end Cleveland's shame!

Events for September 2016

This month Cleveland American Indian Movement is pleased to announce the reinterment of ancestors from the Engle-Eiden site in Lorain County. This private ceremony will see 46 ancestors laid to rest on their original land, where they will be protected and remain undisturbed. We thank all involved who have made this momentous occasion possible, and who have helped us fulfill our commitment to these ancestors.

SEPTEMBER DEMONSTRATIONS AT CLEVELAND BASEBALL

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