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Cleveland Power of Sport Summit

Cleveland Power of Sport Summit is a community-wide initiative of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and will gather leaders in sport to explore new ideas, embrace differences, and enact positive change in the communities they represent. The Summit is presented by KeyBank and the FirstEnergy Foundation, and hosted by Velocity, will be a celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion demonstrating the power of sport as a catalyst for change.

"Progressive" Field
2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland , OH 44115

Following Old Trails, and Forging New Path in the Africa-Native American Narrative, April 2, 2021

This presentation will examine a past history of  African descended people immersed in Five Native American communities. It shall examine people who were taken westward during the years of Indian Removal. This discussion involves a topic of identity, culture and belonging among both men and women. The presentation will also include methods of documenting this undertold story, and how to avoid the false narratives that often surface. This talk is part of the Indigenous Women's Series at Oberlin College.

Beading Against the Stigma: Native Culture as Prevention, March 26, 2021

Colonization has devastated Native communities resulting in poverty-stricken communities plagued with high incarceration and suicide rates. However, Native communities are actively combating these issues with culture. As a member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council, Iesha Phillips has been able to immerse herself in her culture and traditions. Come bead coil bracelets and/or chokers with Iesha Phillips as she discusses how she got involved in her culture and how it changed her life for the better. Questions are encouraged! This talk is part of the Indigenous Women's Series at Oberlin College.

Supporting Indigenous Communities in the time of Climate Change & Global Pandemic, March 24, 2021

In this workshop, we will discuss how climate change is impacting Indigenous communities and how these impacts have been exacerbated due to the global pandemic we are facing. We will hold space to discuss how traditional knowledge, activism, and art can be used to lead mutual aids that can support Indigenous-led community projects. We will provide a workshop that will provide tools and a guide on how to organize mutual aids, especially during these times to support BIPOC communities. This talk is part of the Indigenous Women's Series at Oberlin College.

The Climate Crisis: Addressing Impacts on Clinical Practice in the Great Lakes Region, March 10, 2021

A virtual symposium focused on how climate change affects clinical practice, and what clinical practitioners can do to address this reality. Organized by Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Art + Design Institute, University Hospitals (of Cleveland), MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The symposium will not only educate participants but inspire motivation and provide the tools to develop solutions to counteract the health effects of climate change.

 

Graffiti Art and Indigenous Culture, February 27, 2020

Julie Garreau (Lakota), a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and founding director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project in South Dakota, will speak at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike on Thursday, February 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m. about her innovative programing for young people, including Red Can Graffiti Jam, which embodies the global graffiti movement and incorporates indigenous culture and stories.

Pilla Center, Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike , OH 44124

Having Reservations: Humor and the Arts of Healing

Dr. Bernard C. Perley (Maliseet) teaches linguistic anthropology, American Indian Societies and Cultures, and Native American Oral Traditions at University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Perley is from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. His cartoon series “Having Reservations” portrays the perplexities and ironies of everyday life for indigenous people in North America. His talk will center on historical trauma of First Nations peoples in Canada and the role of comics in healing.

This talk is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Hallock Auditorium, Oberlin College
122 Elm Street
Oberlin , OH 44074

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