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Flag ceremony at powwow

Tribes have their own individual flags
but Native Americans treat the US flag with great respect

Osiyo
(Osiyo is a Cherokee greeting)


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2014

Choctaw Trail of Tears remembered by Cleveland Irish
September 20, 2014

In his sermon at the 15th Annual Irish Famine Memorial Mass Fr. Jim O'Donnell told how the Choctaw Indians, who had just survived the Trail of Tears, helped the Irish people with the few funds that they had.

Father Jim O'Donnell

Father Jim O'Donnell

The Choctaw Trail of Tears was the relocation of the Choctaw Nation from their country referred to now as the Deep South (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana) to lands west of the Mississippi River in Indian Territory in the 1830s. A Choctaw minko (chief) was quoted by the Arkansas Gazette that the removal was a "trail of tears and death." After removal the Choctaws became three distinct groups, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

More on the Trail of Tears and the relationship to the Irish.


Native Americans from the Lenape Nations

Native Americans from the Lenape Nations marched and performed at the 4th Annual Downtown Ashtabula Multi-Cultural Festival on July 26, 2014.

Clan Mother Morning Dove and Chief Quiet Wolf led the blessing of the Festival and the drum circle. They also explained about the Lenape Nation and their beliefs.

Lenape Nation Clan Mother Morning Dove and Chief Quiet Wolf

Clan Mother Morning Dove and Chief Quiet Wolf

Photos and videos from the Lenape Nations in Ashtabula


Native Americans at Umoja Parade

Native Americans were represented in the 2014 African American Umoja Parade on May 31, 2014. Umoja is a Swahili word meaning Unity.

Native American Indian groups at African American Gardens at Cleveland African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


Native American Indian groups at African American Gardens at Cleveland African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


Native American Indian groups at African American Gardens at Cleveland African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


Native American Indian groups at African American Gardens at Cleveland African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


Native American Indian groups at African American Gardens at Cleveland African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


Video and photos from the 2014 Umoja Parade


2013

Native American Cultural Garden

The Native American Cultural Garden has a spot in the Cultural Garden chain. It is on the east side of MLK Blvd. toward the north end.

Native American Cultural Garden in Cleveland

One World Day August 25, 2013


Native American honors his family with a song in Cleveland

Native American Joseph from South Dakota honors his family every time he sings and plays the drums. He told his story and performed a traditional song in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The video gets shaky near the end.




Native Americans at African-American Heritage Umoja Parade

Ohio Chapter - Native Americans at African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


Native Americans at African-American Heritage Umoja Paradeive


Native Americans at African-American Heritage Umoja Parade


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Caroline Mills is from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in western Wyoming. She explained the different costumes and activities of some of the Native American tribes in the region in this short video on April 26, 2013.




Native American Display at Culture Shock 2013

Tri-C West April 18, 2013

The First Nation display at the 2013 Culture Shock event which was put on by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) West and the Parma City School District.

Native American - First Nation - table

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American Indian Powwow in Cleveland
Edgewater Park June 2007

American Indian Powwow in Cleveland
Edgewater Park June 2005

More photos of the costumes and Grand Entry
American Indian Powwow in Cleveland - 2005




Lumbee Tribe Indian in costume at Powwow

Organizations and Resources for Native Americans in Cleveland

The American Indian Education Center (AIEC)
The American Indian Education Center (AIEC) is an agency devoted to the cultural, educational and socioeconomic enhancement of American Indians through the provision of programs and services that empower all Indigenous cultures represented in the State of Ohio, with the holistic goal of developing self-sufficiency, self-determination, and self-esteem among all community members.


Indian Museum of Lake County

The Indian Museum is a non-profit corporation run by the Lake County Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio. The museumís goals have been to preserve materials important to the Native American history of Northeastern Ohio, all of Ohio and to exhibit art and crafts of todayís Native Americans throughout the North American Continent.

The museum occupies space at the Technical Center in Willoughby, Ohio with a collection of over 26,000 prehistoric artifacts from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D. plus Native America crafts from 1800 to 2008.


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Native American Wisdom

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves.

One is evil, - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good, - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, - and inside every other person,too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute, then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied,"The one you feed."



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