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.

Press Conference and Public Meeting in Anderson Township, Ohio

The Coalition hosted a press conference prior to the Public Forum Meeting in Anderson Township regarding the mascot change of Anderson Township. You can read WCPO's report on it here. Coalition members Guy Jones, Jheri Neri, and Albert Ortiz spoke with members of the press at a press conference held prior to the meeting.
Only Anderson Township residents were allowed to speak at this meeting, but hundreds showed up. Tensions were high with many shouting over the speakers and those against the name change even singing the school fight song. The Re-Branding Committee listened to alternating pro and con speeches for two hours, and will be advising the School Board regarding the name change June 12th at 7pm at Nagel Middle School.