DOE Announces American Indian Resilience in Education (AIRE) for Native Communities during Pandemic

Advancing its commitment to equity, meaningful consultation, and relief for Tribal Nations, the U.S. Department of Education announced approximately $20 million in grants available to Tribal Educational Agencies to meet the urgent needs of students in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The American Indian Resilience in Education grant program will fund culturally relevant projects designed to assist and encourage Indian children and youth to enter, remain in, or reenter school at any grade level from Pre-K through grade 12, that include at least one of the activities from section 6121(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

"Home from School" at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

The 12th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is showing "Home from School: The Children of Carlisle". This film takes a compelling look into the troubled history Indian Boarding Schools from the 1880s, which used brutal tactics of assimilation on young indigenous children who had been forcebly removed from their families, communities and cultures. In the decades that followed, it was discovered that a shocking amount of these children never returned home. This powerful film documents the incredible spirit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who, after decades of red tape and generational trauma, finally bring the children that died at these horrible schools home.

SBA Announces Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19, with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize applications from small businesses owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications.

 

Executive Order 14000, “Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.”

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000, “Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.” This E.O. directs the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to develop a Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) to share lessons learned and best practices from the field for operating safely during the pandemic. The Clearinghouse will provide an opportunity for grantees and stakeholders to share learnings with one another and access a wide variety of resources from across Federal agencies.

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

Ohio Celebration of Native & Veteran Heritage Powwow, May 1, 2021

You are invited to celebrate with us at our Ohio Celebration of Native and Veteran Heritage Powwow! All dancers welcome.

GRAND ENTRY: 11 a.m.

Springfield Baptist Youth Building
1920 Krumroy Road
Akron , OH 44312
Phone: 330-217-6640

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.

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