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

31 August 2017 - AIEC Supports Robert Roche

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CLEVELAND, OHIO - The American Indian Education Center (AIEC) acknowledges the unfortunate and misguided indictment of our former Executive Director and Co-Founder, Robert Roche (Chiricahua Apache). Mr. Roche has dedicated over 40 years of his life helping the Native American people through the provision of social services, community support, and socio-political activism.

The Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty

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Hear personal testimony about what the Poor face in housing, education, health care, employment, the justice system, and a polluted and toxic environment. Join us to help us break the silence of decades of denial and lies about poverty.

Free childcare will be provided but you must call 216-651-2606 to register your children.

Event Time & Date:
October 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Sponsor
End Poverty NOW Cleveland

Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life!

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Youth activists speak about defense of land and the environment in Guatemala.

This fall, NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with Guatemala) welcomes Alex Escobar Prado as the featured speaker for this year’s tour, “Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life!” Alex is an activist, educator, and a member of the Guatemalan environmental justice organization Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID).

Event Time & Date:
October 12, 2017 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Event Sponsor
Santa Elena Project of Accompaniment (SEPA)

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

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration (Oberlin)

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day
Celebrate this year and every year.

Celebrate Ohio’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration! Come bring a colorful sign, or just come, to join in a public display of celebration, appreciation and solidarity for Indigenous People. We meet in Oberlin, southeast corner of Tappan Square (Main Street & College Street).

Event Time & Date:
October 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Sponsor
Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee
Cleveland American Indian Movement

Connecting with Oberlin's Indigenous Heritage

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International Day of the World's Indigenous People - August 9, 2017

Come and join us as we examine the history of Native Peoples in Oberlin. Cultural demonstrations, drumming and dancing will accompany this event. This event is a follow-up to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supporting partner of this collaborative community event.

This is a free, public, family-friendly event!

Event Time & Date:
August 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Sponsor
Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee
Oberlin Heritage Center
Cleveland American Indian Movement

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John Winthrop, a founder of the Massachusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death [among Natives] to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, "But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.
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