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Watch | A Turning Point: Reflecting and celebrating Native American heritage

We look at the past, present and future of Native Americans and the struggles they've endured both here in Northeast Ohio, and beyond.

CLEVELAND — Thursday night on Front Row, WKYC Studios proudly presented the latest edition in our A Turning Point series focusing on racial justice. We shined our spotlight on the Native American community by reflecting and celebrate their heritage. 

We delved into Northeast Ohio's Indigenous past, exploring how people from various tribes were relocated to Cleveland. Plus, a look at how a historic church in Ohio City played a vital role.

Also, we looked at the push for change in area school districts. That change includes shifting away from Native mascots and nicknames, as well as remodeling the way Thanksgiving is taught. 

Land acknowledgements are gaining popularity, honoring the ones who inhabited the land long before colonization. We showed you how the Ohio State University is expanding on that practice. 

And lives lost...and lost culture. The untold history of Native American boarding schools. There are stories of trauma and survival. And now there is a federal investigation being overseen by the nation's first Native American cabinet secretary.

You can find links to all of our stories from the show below:

 You can watch the full show in the player below.

Editor's Note: 3News' Mark Naymik moderated A Turning Point panel discussion on Tuesday featuring Native American community leaders making a difference in Northeast Ohio. You can watch the show below.

MORE: A Turning Point: Panel discussion focuses on Native Americans making a difference in Northeast Ohio

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