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Job Fair

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Brightview Landscapes is hosting a job fair this Saturday and you are invited to check it out and to see if you might be able to take advantage of some of the opportunities they offer. They will have Creole, Spanish, and English speakers on site to answer any questions you have.

Don’t miss it!
Please share if you know someone who could benefit from this.

Happy New Year 2018

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Bòn Ane 2018. Nou vle pran opòtinite sa pou nou di ou yon gwo mèsi pou sipò nou bay Asosyasyon an ak kòz Ayisyen nan ane 2017 la. Nou renmen’w e n’ap espere’w jwenn lanmou, pwosperite, lapè ak benediksyon ane sa. An’n travay pou nou rive pi wo nan ane 2018 la!


Happy New Year 2018 Everyone. We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for your support of the Haitian Association of Indiana and Haitian causes in 2017. We love you all and wish you love, prosperity, peace of mind and many blessings. Let’s make 2018 a year to remember.


Call for Drummers

The dancers of the Haitian Association of Indiana are in need of drummers for upcoming performances in December and January!

Both professionals (experienced) and inexperienced are welcome.
Contact us
Send us your 1) Name, 2) Phone Number, 3) E-mail, 4) Dates of availability, and 5) Earliest availability.
PROFESSIONALS: Please also list your rate, and indicate which groups and/or projects of which you are affiliated.

The Haitian Flag

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During his leadership of the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture usually portrayed himself as a legitimate agent of a French administration. As such, his forces typically flew the Revolutionary French Tricolore — vertical bands of blue, white, and red.

The first purely Haitian flag was adopted on May 18, 1803, on the last day of the Congress of Arcahaie, about fifty miles north of Port-au-Prince. Haitian law holds that the newly appointed revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines created the flag by taking a French tricolor and ripping out the white center, which he discarded. He then asked Catherine Flon, his god-daughter,[4] to sew the remaining bands together. The white pale removed, the blue was taken to represent Haiti’s black citizens and the red the gens de couleur. The story is widely known in Haiti: the anniversary of the date is celebrated as the Haitian Flag Day and images of Catherine Flon have appeared on Haitian currency and stamps.[5]

Following his proclamation as Emperor Jacques I, Dessalines promulgated a new constitution on May 20, 1805. In it, the colors of the flag were altered to black and red.[6] This flag being subsequently adopted by Henri Christophe, the republicans under Alexandre Pétion returned to the colors blue and red, subsequently turning them horizontal and adding the newly adopted Haitian coat of arms.

During the period of the Haitian Empire of Faustin I, his coat of arms was used on the flag and for official functions, but it was subsequently abandoned upon his removal from office.

Between 1964 and 1986, the family dictatorships of François “Papa Doc” and Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier returned to Dessalines’ black and red design. They included the national coat of arms, but altered the flags in its trophy to black as well.

Because the coat of arms is only used for national and military flags, whereas the civil flag consists solely of the two unaugmented horizontal bands, it was discovered at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics that Haiti and Liechtenstein were using the same flag. This led to the addition of a crown to the design of the flag of Liechtenstein.[7]



Volunteers Needed


The Haitian Association of Indiana is seeking to fill some positions on the executive and other key committees for the years 2017 and 2018.  If you have an interest in any of these positions or serving in any of these committees please send us a message and one of our members will contact you with more details. 

Previous leadership or committee involvement is welcomed but more importantly a willingness to work hard and a desire to bring about improvement in the social well being of Haitians and Fiends of Haiti in the community is preferred.  

If you are interested please call us at (317) 698-9096 or email us at


We are seeking volunteers for these position:
Vice President of Marketing (two-year term)
Treasurer (two-year term)
Secretary (two-year term)
Manager – Community Center


We are also looking for volunteers to help in these committees:

Development Committee
Finance Committee
Public Relations Committee


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