On the morning of Tuesday, January 22nd a small gathering of about 40 people occurred outside of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition, AIM of Kentucky and Indiana, and other supporters took turns speaking, singing, and praying for understanding.
While there were several folks attempting to cause conflict the attitude overall was one of forgiveness and a desire to educate. Our elder Guy Jones was quoted saying, "We look at the entirety of it all - people are pointing and blaming each other - but the reality is this is a product or symptom that is growing as a country and we as a people have to go and put a stop to it. You've got all these young people saying let's make America great again. Yes, let's do that but let's stop the hate."
We intend to continue attempts to meet with Diocese leaders with hopes to do just that.