THE ADMIRAL (1492.0)

Featuring Ensemble Member Michael Shannon

Directed by Ensemble Member Jess McLeod

Indigenous Peoples' Day

LEARN: “We recognize the celebration of holidays such as Columbus Day erases contemporary Native voices, stories, and issues across our society and especially here in Chicago. If we as a city are dedicated to the advancement of justice, equity, and social impact, we must focus on changing the way the Americans and institutions think about and engage with Native communities. We must work together to change the narratives that are embedded in the erasure, appropriation, and replacement of Native Peoples from our homelands and within the larger context of the Americas.” (Excerpt from the American Indian Center & Chi-Nations Youth Council Toolkit)

Click Here to Learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day and access the full toolkit from the American Indian Center.

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DONATE: A Red Orchid Theatre is thrilled to be partnering with the Chi-Nations Youth Council to bring attention to the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Chi-Nations Youth Council was created in 2012 and is comprised of a diverse group of youth and adults, with a mission to create a supportive open environment for Native Youth, to raise awareness of cultural identity and promote a healthy lifestyle through arts, activism, and education.

Please consider making a donation to support this partnership. Your gift will directly impact the work Chi-Nations Youth Council is doing in Chicago, as well as future artistic endeavors by A Red Orchid Theatre. All donations made will be split 50/50 between A Red Orchid Theatre & the home of the Chi-Nations Youth Council, Aloha Center Chicago.

Click Here to Donate & Make a Difference Today.

ACTIVATE: Sign this Petition in support of Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois.

Click Here for a list of Chicago Aldermen to reach out to and ask them to support the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Ordinance.

THE ADMIRAL (1492.0): Interested in learning more about this digital short? Click Here for information about the project, artist credits, sponsors, artists in conversation, and more.

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