Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition exists to preserve and represent the culture and heritage of Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations people; to provide education, advocacy, and support on contemporary Indigenous issues and cultivate knowledge about Native American history in local and regional communities.
The Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition was formed in the Fall of 2014 in response to the Cincinnati Human Relations Board's proposal regarding changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. In 2016 we responded in solidarity to the Standing Rock Movement, coordinating support from the Cincinnati area. Since then we have responded to Native organizers' call to action from Washington DC to Flint, Michigan. In 2018 we began working with #WordsMatter organizers regarding the mascot at Anderson High School in Anderson Township, Ohio. In October 2018 we celebrated the passing of the resolution to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day. Presently we are investing our energies with a focus on education. We believe that only through education can we dispel the myths and stereotypes surrounding Native American people and culture. Please continue to keep an eye on our resources page as we will be expanding it to include curriculum, books, movies recommended from a Native lens.