WORKSHOP

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.

Dreamcatcher Workshop by Mary High Elk

Moderator's Note:
March workshop has been cancelled. We will try to meet again in April. Please check back again later for updates.

Mary High Elk (Lakota) learned the art of beading from her mother when she was ten years old. Ms. High Elk is skilled at making jewelry, medicine bags, moccasins, and self-taught in the art of making dreamcatchers. Ms. High Elk grew up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

Oberlin Public Library
65 South Main Street
Oberlin , OH 44074

NAIVC Art Break

The Native American Indian and Veterans Center will be hosting a fundraiser to help raise funds for our center's continued operation. We are facing a critical change within the community, and are in need of funds to be able to continue our mission of helping bring communities together through education, fellowship, and programming. Consider joining us for this family activity there will be lot's of laughter, fun and painting!

Lakeview United Methodist Church OH

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