North American First People's Day
Year Two

Weekend Celebration Schedule

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.

Photos by Charlotte Gintert
Captured Glimpses Photography