North American First People's Day

 

2019 Activities

Friday, October 4 - Monday, October 7

 

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Photos by Charlotte Gintert

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Akron Beacon Journal

 

Akron Beacon Journal Article: 9/30/19

 

APS - Litchfield  CLC Video

 

 

 

Friday, October 4

11am – 4pm

Exhibit. The Oelschlager Native American Ethnographic Collection at the Institute for Human Science and Culture’s Oak Native American Gallery, the University of Akron, 73 S College St.

A portion of the Oelschlager’s eight hundred rare Native American artifacts will be on display. Free admission.

 

5pm – 7 pm

Metro Parks. Join a naturalist for flint knapping, atlatl throwing and fire starting demonstrations, and enjoy roasting marshmallows beside the campfire (while supplies last). Tuscarawas Meadows: 2620 Harrington Rd. Free.

 

 

Saturday, October 5

11am – 4pm

Exhibit, The Oelschlager Native American Ethnographic Collection at the Institute for

Human Science and Culture’s Oak Native American Gallery, the University of Akron, 73 S College St. Free admission.

 

Sunday, October 6

11am – 1pm

Exhibit, The Oelschlager Native American Ethnographic Collection at the Institute for

Human Science and Culture’s Oak Native American Gallery, the University of Akron, 73 S College

St.

 

11:30 am

Walk the Towpath trail, guided by Summit Metro Parks archaeologist, from the parking area of Big Bend Metro Park 1337 Merriman Rd., to the northern terminus of the Portagen Path. Free admission.

 

12:00 pm

A talk by American Indian statue artist Peter Jones (Onondaga/Seneca).

Location: terminus at North Portage Path & Merriman Rd.

 

1:30 pm

A 1 kilometer walk will begin at Portage Path CLC, 55 S. Portage Path and will be led by the Northern Cheyenne, who will be drumming and dressed in regalia. The walk will end at the Perkins Stone Mansion

 

2:00 pm

Drumming and dancing, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.

 

4:30pm

Native American Foods Dinner, Outdoor Pavilion, Schultz Campus for Jewish Life

750 White Pond Drive. $50/person. For Reservations, http://bit.ly/NativeAmericanDinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 7,

North American First People’s Day

In-school activities in Akron and Summit County. A “teach-in,” with appearances by Indian nation representatives. Teachers are creating aligned lesson activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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