Day of the Dead

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Photo by G.Mannaerts. Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos), Merida cemetary, Mexico.

The annual days of celebration to honor the ancestors.

Throughout Turtle Island, indigenous people have traditionally honored the dead during those days when the door to the spirit world is open. In the modern era October 31st marks the beginning of this time which ends November 2nd.

Event Time & Date:
October 31, 2017 (All day) to November 2, 2017 (All day)
Event Sponsor
Cleveland American Indian Movement

Indigenous Peoples' Day Service of Reconciliation (Oberlin)

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Settler colonialism brought genocide, disease, and heartbreak to indigenous populations. It also brought a form of Christianity which sought to obliterate the spirituality of indigenous people with forced conversions and threat of death. Truth-telling is the beginning of reconciliation. This service is one small part of addressing this history and legacy in our nation.

Event Time & Date:
October 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Sponsor
Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee

October 2013

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5-6 Moccasin Trails Atwood Lake Mineral City OH
12-13 Beaver Community College of Beaver County (Beaver Dome) Monaca PA
12-13 9th annual Native American Gathering Brookville IND

September 2013

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SEPTEMBER (after Labor Day weekend)
7-8 Harvest Moon powwow Ridge Museum Glenford OH
6-8 Indian Summer Festival Contest powwow Milwaukee WI
14-15 Crooked River All Nations powwow MAPS Air Museum Akron OH
13-15 Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Wacipi (14th annual) (Welcome Home) Mendota MN
(honoring former Tribal Chairman Bob Brown who entered the Spirit World 10 years ago)

August Powwow Calendar 2013

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3-4 Shawnee summer Woodlands powwow Zane Shawnee Caverns Bellefontaine OH
10 Honoring the Mounds Gathering Rockford IL
10-11 1st annual Auglaize Village Defiance OH
17-18 Mingo Confederation of North America 5th annual Native American Gathering Upper Sandusky OH
(Harrison State Park ; E. Wyandot Ave.)

July Powwow Calendar 2013

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6-7 They Walked the Woodlands Before Us (Monroe powwow) Sardis OH (st rt 7)
(River's Edge campground)
12-14 29th annual Great Mohican powwow Loudonville OH (Wally Rd.)
19-21 Healing Mother Earth 6th annual Inter-tribal powwow Austinburg OH
(Buckmeister Bison Farm / Foreman Rd.)