Existence is Resistance

Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition is a loosely based coalition of Native American Organizations and individuals, Churches, groups and others, who support Native American and Indigenous treaty and human rights, as well as racial issues on a local and national level.

As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation with those indigenous peoples who were affected most by the Doctrine of Discovery and broken treaties, we acknowledge the traditional Shawnee and Myaamia lands on which we now stand, and on which the city of Cincinnati was built.




  • All the Real Indians Died Off by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz and Dina Gilio- Whitaker confronts 20 myths about Native people, discussing where the myths/stereotypes come from and why they are inaccurate and harmful.

  • An Indigenous People’s History of The United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz spans 400 years, challenging the founding myths of this nation and showing how colonialist policy and popular culture designed to seize the territories from their original inhabitants.

  • Lessons from Turtle Island by Guy Jones and Sally Moomaw is a book for teachers to help eliminate stereotyping in the classroom.

  • Through Indian Eyes is a compilation of work by indigenous writers and scholars,

  • Encounter by Jane Yolen is a children's book for ages 6-9 confronts the myths of Columbus from Indigenous perspective,
    You can find a reading of it here.

  • Custer Died For Your SIns by Vine Deloria Jr is a significant read that is both upfront and humorous, in fact Deloria Jr. Has over 20 books about issues for Native people.

  • There There by Tommy Orange is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America rarely shownIt’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. This novel grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. 



  • Reel Injun

  • Smoke Signals

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

  • Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

  • This May Be The Last Time (2014)