Organizations and Resources for Native Americans in Cleveland
Lake Erie Native American Council
The Lake Erie Native American Council (LENAC) was established in 1990 to promote traditional values and increase awareness among the Native American youth in Cuyahoga County. LENAC has since expanded its area to include Lorain, Medina and Lake Counties. LENAC is a not-for-profit educational and social service agency (501-C-3). The Lake Erie Native American Council provides programming and services to educate and entertain, while stressing the importance of culture and personal awareness. L.E.N.A.C is creating opportunity to educate, reaching minds in and outside the Native American communities through old teachings of culture and traditions. Its membership consists of many different indigenous Nations as well as Non-Natives.
Founded in 1989 - The Mission of The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans is to preserve and promote the culture, heritage and spirituality of American Indian People. Preservation of the culture. Preservation of the Traditional and Spiritual Beliefs. Preservation of Sacred Grounds and Sites. Heighten Public Awareness.
Monthly Meetings are held Monthly on the Second Sunday of each month, at 1:00 PM at the COMMUNITY OF CHRIST CHURCH, 860 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek Ohio.
North American Indian Cultural Center
NAICC is a statewide non-profit social service organization that was founded in 1974 to provide assistance to the American Indian and Native Alaskan population of Ohio.
North American Indian Cultural Center. 111 West Ave, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278, United States. 330-724-1280
Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO)
The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO) is an organization that advocates the preservation and revitalization of American Indians and Alaskan natives living in Ohio. NAICCO focuses on services that promote American Indians' and Alaskan natives' values, rights, traditions, beliefs, identities, cultures, spiritualities, and overall wellness.
Native American Indian and Veterans Center, Inc. (NAIVC)
The Native American Indian and Veterans Center, Inc. (NAIVC) The mission of Native American Indian and Veterans Center is to assist in bringing communities together by promoting cultural awareness, and improving personal health and quality of life of the under-served Native Americans and U.S. Veterans.
211 Third St., N.W., Suite- A. Barberton, Ohio 44203
Office: 330-59-NAIVC (330-596-2482)
NAIVC1@aol.com, Info@NAIVC.org, JLyons@NAIVC.org, www.NAIVC.org
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.
The Indian Museum is a non-profit corporation run by the Lake County Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio. The museum’s 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 today’s 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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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
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.
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.
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
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.