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.

Resources & Education

For Educators

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

For Children

  • Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk Ages 3+

  • You Hold Me Up by Monique Grey Smith Ages 4+

  • When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, Illustrated by Julie Flett Ages 4+

  • Young Water Protectors by Aslan Tudor Ages 6+ In this book the young author documents his experiences as an 8 year old in the Standing Rock camp. His story is accompanied by his mother’s photos.

  • Encounter by Jane Yolen Ages 6+ - Confronts the myths of Columbus from an Indigenous perspective,
    A reading of it can be found here.

  • Shin-chi’s Canoe by Nicola I. Campbell Ages 7+

  • I Am Not A Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer Ages 7+

  • Talking Leaves by Joseph Bruchac Ages 9+

  • Dreaming In Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale Ages 12+



  • 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

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

  • Custer Died For Your Sins by Vine Deloria Jr is a significant read that is both upfront and humorous. Deloria Jr. has over 20 books about issues for Native people.

  • Printed Voices from Oxaca: Social and cultural reflections from SOS Art Cincinnati

  • The Winona LaDuke Chronicles by Winona LaDuke


  • There There by Tommy Orange CW: Sexual Assault, Addiction

  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich CW: Sexual Assault

  • The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline CW: Sexual Assault



  • Reel Injun

  • Smoke SIgnals

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

  • Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2013)

  • This May Be The Last Time (2014)