Indigenous Peoples' Day

A Celebration of Diversity

North American First People’s Day Programs for 2021 

Sunday, October 3, 1: 30p.m – 3:00 p.m. 

The fifth annual Portage Path Walk, a one kilometer trek, begins at 1:30 p.m. at Portage Path CLC, 55  S. Portage Path and will be led by members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation. The walk will end at the Simon  Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road where a food trailer operated by the Native American Indian Center  of Central Ohio will offer authentic Native American Cuisine to the public, 

Sunday, October 3, 11: 30a.m – 1 p.m. 

Summit Metro Parks will present a guided walk from the Big Bend area to the northernmost point of the  Portage Path. Participants will enjoy a talk at the northern terminus by artist Peter Jones (Onondaga/Seneca) who created the statues of the portaging American Indian which can be seen at both the northern and southern  termini of the Portage Path. Big Bend Metro Park, 1337 Merriman Rd. 

Friday, October 1, 4pm – 7:30pm and Saturday, October 2, 10am – 2pm 

A new exhibit, Lakota Wiá, the Institute for Human Science and Culture at the University of Akron  Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, 73 S College Street featuring Cuyahoga Falls artist Claire  Heldman (Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe). Admission is free and open to the public until January 29,  2022. 

Monday, October 4,  

The Collaborative will sponsor in-school activities around Summit County including a “teach-in” with  appearances by Indian nation representatives.

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