blog posts Help Support Chicago's Indigenous Peoples' Day Ordinance Feb 11, 2020 4:15 pm Show your support by sharing, downloading and posting graphics on social media, writing a letter of support (a template is available in the link below), and go read more about Chicago’s city-wide ordinance to make the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples Day and abolish Columbus Day!READ MORE HERE: https://aicchicago.org/indigenous-peoples-day/ American Indian College Fund Resources Sep 2, 2020 11:30 pm Nike N7 2021 Internship FREE Tribal Solar Training Native Pre-Admission Workshop LA Skins Fest Film Contest Ford Foundation Fellowships Public Health Informatics Fellow Google Grow Certificates FBI Cyber Internship Next Gen Radio Training American Indian College Fund | 800-776-3863 | email@example.com | collegefund.org/student-resoures We Are All on Native Land: A Conversation about Land Acknowledgments Oct 6, 2020 9:15 pm Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors the Native American community: their vibrant culture and deep ties to land. Commemorate the day with us online. Join Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo/Korean), the Field Museum’s Community Engagement Coordinator for the Native North America Hall, in conversation with: Heather Miller (Wyandotte), Executive Director of the American Indian Center of Chicago Felicia Garcia (Samala Chumash), Curator of Education, Indian Arts Research Center, School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe Meranda Roberts (Yerington Paiute/Chicana), post-doctoral researcher at the Field Museum Together they’ll discuss the custom of land acknowledgments; their importance, complexities, and evolution; and what actions can follow a land acknowledgment. This event is free to all who register in advance. CLICK HERE TO RSVP 2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference, Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative May 3, 2021 2:00 am Living Our Values Towards Health & Healing The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference! Our conference theme this year is Living Our Values Towards Health & Healing. The theme acknowledges the ways in which our values shape and support our individual, family and communities’ health, wellbeing and healing, specifically during a pandemic. Our communities have a deep history of organizing to support each other in times of crisis. This past year presented numerous opportunities for us to work together. More than ever before, we were called upon to re-imagine and create new possibilities for connecting and supporting one another. At the core of many Native American and Indigenous communities are the values known as the 4 R’s – relationships, reciprocity, responsibility, and respect. In what ways do these values influence how we build, support, care, teach, learn and lead? How has this pandemic helped to ground us in what’s important? We have invited Native American and Indigenous community leaders, knowledge keepers and scholars, students, educators, youth, administrators, helpers and staff of educational programs, organizations and institutions, from Chicago-land (Checagou) and beyond, to present at this year's 5th Annual Urban Native Education Conference. 4th Annual Urban Native Education Conference @ UIC Feb 11, 2020 4:15 pm The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative’s Education Committee invites you to attend the 4th annual Urban Native Education Conference. The theme of the 4th annual Urban Native Education Conference is Indigenous Futures 2020. The organizers of this conference are situated in Native Chicago, by which they mean that their focus, research, teaching, and service is working for and with American Indian people and communities in the Chicago area. With more than 70% of the Indigenous population of the U.S. living primarily in urban settings, it is clear that urban Indian education is a significant issue. We invite proposals for sessions that address the conference theme. The audience for this conference includes Indigenous educators, scholars, youth, elders, and community members. Please submit proposals by Friday, February 28, 2020. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to the email used in the proposal process by Friday, March 20, 2020. Submit a Proposal Schedule: Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Indigenous Networking Social Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Main Conference *schedule subject to slight changes while confirming sessions Registration is now open. The cost to register is free. Space is limited so please register in advance to secure your spot! Register to Attend the Conference! Whose Lakefront (2020) Participatory Public Art Project Feb 17, 2020 8:00 am Please see attached flyer for info: Chicago American Indian Center May 5, 2020 7:00 pm You can find the full list of American Indian Center (AIC) events on the Calendar page. Job Announcement Executive Assistant American Indian Health Service of Chicago Mar 5, 2020 1:45 pm American Indian Health Service of Chicago has a position open. If you are interested open the attachments. Zona Abierta: Apsáalooke Women and Warriors Feb 20, 2020 2:30 pm Zona Abierta: Apsáalooke Women and Warriors Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women's Leadership and Resource Center As part of UIC's Women's History Month Celebration, join us for a conversation with four women from the great Apsáalooke Crow Nation – as they share their Native perspectives – and talk about Apsáalooke ways, people, and their work. Apsáalooke Women and Warriors exhibition is jointly organized by the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago, opening at both sites in March 2020. When: Thurs. March 12, 2020 Time: 1pm to 2:30pm Where: LCC – Lecture Center B2 7th Annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans: We Welcome All Veterans May 29, 2021 4:15 pm Please join us for the 7th Annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans: We Welcome All Veterans, honoring veterans & military personnel of all cultures, eras, and branches in a Native American way. This is a full 3-day event starting from July 16th till July 18th. It will be held at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL. Friday: Evening Veterans ConferenceSaturday: Veterans Conference and Powwow Sunday: Powwow, Wellbriety, and AA MeetingGeneral Public Welcome All Weekend Registration is required and is available here https://bit.ly/3fAj3xD Hotel rooms are available if needed at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Lisle Naperville. Special rates are available for groups staying for the National Gathering! You can book a hotel room here https://group.doubletree.com/CAI Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available! 68th Annual Chicago Powwow Aug 31, 2021 5:15 pm Please see the flyer for details. 67th Chicago Annual Virtual Powwow Oct 30, 2020 1:45 pm Please see flyer for details. Indigenous Peoples Day Oct 1, 2021 3:30 pm Please see the included flyer for additional details. Indigenous Peoples Day - 2021 Celebration! Potawatomi Removals: Forced and "Voluntary" Sep 2, 2021 4:30 pm Please see the flyer for details. WHOSE LAKEFRONT Oct 1, 2021 4:15 pm In 1914, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians sued Chicago for land along the lakefront. As co-signers of the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, they had been forced to give up their land in Illinois up to the shore of Lake Michigan. Since then, the city had created land beyond the shore, including Streeterville, Lincoln Park, and Grant Park, some of the most valuable property in the city. The Pokagon Band argued for the return of this unceded land or payment for its value. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, where, predictably, the Potawatomi lost. A procession led by Native people with non-Native allies will mark the boundary of this unceded territory with a line of red sand along Michigan Avenue downtown, tracing the original shoreline of Lake Michigan. Saturday, October 2, 2021 Kickoff at 12:00PM noonCorner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt RoadRoute goes north to 401 N. Michigan Livestream on https://www.facebook.com/whoselakefront Sovereignty and Indigeneity in the Big Ten Oct 1, 2020 9:45 pm Monday, October 12, 20203:00 to 4:30 pm Central Time / 4:00 to 5:30 pm Eastern Time Sponsored by the Big Ten Native Alliance Please register by Friday, October 9 to receive the Zoom link. Join us this Indigenous Peoples’ Day for a collaborative panel discussion led by Native researchers and practitioners in the Big Ten. The panel will focus on Native experiences in academia, Indigenous-led research and pedagogy, and how these are reflected in the national political and social climates. CLICK HERE TO RSVP Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives & Museums Oct 30, 2020 1:45 pm Please see attached flyer for details. Indigenous Women Healing Circle Oct 7, 2020 12:30 pm Please see attached flyer for details. Settler Love is Breaking My Heart Feb 6, 2020 2:45 pm Date: 02/10/2020 Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Foster/107 RSVP Required: See Attached Flyer The Coalition of Identities under Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Oct 5, 2021 12:15 am The Coalition of Identities Under AAPI A panel discussion exploring the AAPI Identity featuring panelists:Karen Su, Mark Martell, Chasidy Clark, and Momal Khan Presented by the UIC Law School's Office of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionCo-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) at UIC, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 12-1pm Zoom link Conversation with Tommy Orange and Book Club Feb 3, 2021 6:45 pm All are welcome at the Conversation with Tommy Orange (held on Zoom on 2/18 from 7-8 PM) and CNAIR-hosted book club on 2/12, at noon, also on Zoom. Please sign up for each event by using the link on the attached flyer. CNAIR is making copies of There There available to anyone who would like to attend the Feb. 12 book club—please sign up on the book club form (note that the February 8 book club is for students, so folks who are not students should sign up for the Feb 12 book club). Smoke Signals American Indian Center Feb 20, 2020 12:00 pm SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The AIC Smoke Signals Newsletter To receive the Smoke Signals Newsletter, please register to become an AIC Member today! Register here: http://aic-chicago.org/?page_id=1306 St. Kateri Center of Chicago Feb 25, 2020 2:00 pm Date: 5/16/2020 Time: Doors open at 10:30 AM and Grand Entry at 12PM and 5 PM Location: St. Benedict Gymnasium Indigenous STEAM Summer Camp Mar 3, 2020 11:15 am For Native American and Indigenous Youth entering grades 1-12 LABACH WOODS, CHICAGO FREE! Snacks and lunch provided - Extended dropoff/pickup: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reclaiming Indigenous Material Culture May 29, 2021 5:45 pm Please see the attached flyer for details. CNAIR February Events Jan 31, 2020 10:30 am The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research is Northwestern University’s primary institutional space dedicated to advancing scholarship, teaching, learning, and artistic or cultural practices related to Native American and Indigenous communities, priorities, histories, and lifeways. St. Kateri Center Prayer Circle Oct 7, 2020 12:30 pm The Indigenous Poetteller’s Workshop Jan 29, 2020 7:00 pm Date: January 29, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: American Indian Center Urban Native Education Conference Mar 30, 2021 4:15 am The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) is pleased to announce that the Call For Proposals for the 2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference is now open. The virtual conference will take place May 14-15, 2021. Our conference theme this year is Living Our Values Towards Health & Healing. The theme acknowledges the ways in which our values shape and support our individual, family and communities’ health, wellbeing and healing, specifically during a pandemic. At the core of many Native American and Indigenous communities are the values known as the 4 R’s – relationships, reciprocity, responsibility, and respect. In what ways do these values influence how we build, support, care, teach, learn and lead? How has this pandemic helped to ground us in what’s important? We invite Native American and Indigenous community leaders, knowledge keepers and scholars, students, educators, youth, administrators, helpers and staff of educational programs, organizations and institutions, from Chicago-land (Checagou) and beyond, to join us at the 5th Annual Urban Education Conference. CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN For more information and proposal instructions please visit: https://chicagoaicc.com/call-for-proposals-for-caiccs.../Deadline: April 2, 2021 A special miigwech to Le'Ana Asher for permission to use her art, Cones. Learn more about Le'Ana's art here: https://leanaasher.com/?v=32aec8db952d Native Comedian Night Feb 3, 2021 6:45 pm Please see the flyer for details. The Chicagoland Native Artist Directory May 3, 2021 2:00 am A free marketing opportunity for Native American artists that offer services in the Chicagoland area. Are you a Native American Artists or Performer? Apply Today! Young Native Leaders Virtual Workshop with Brian Frejo May 5, 2020 12:30 pm Young Native LeadersVirtual Workshop with Brian FrejoSaturday, May 2nd, 2020 @ 2:00pmSaturday, May 9th, 2020 @ 2:00pm We are excited to continue with the Zoom workshops on Cultural Identity in an Urban Environment. MUST RSVP to receive the link for the meeting room. Supplies needed for the workshops:• Journal• Sketchbook• Pen/Pencil• Markers• Colored PencilsIf you need any supplies, please let us know and we will coordinate a curbside drop-off of supplies on Fridays. If you need assistance with signing in for the Zoom meeting, let us know and we will help you. Contact: Josee Starr: firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid Morales: email@example.com The Chicagoland Native Artist Directory May 29, 2021 5:30 pm Please see the attached flyer for details. 3rd Annual Chicagoland Native American Housing Fair Sep 2, 2020 10:45 pm Learn about: credit counseling, home buying resources, rental resources, etc. Sue Science Saturday Oct 1, 2020 10:15 pm Celebrating Native Communities November 14th, 10:00-12:00pm (Central)THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT Join Field Museum staff and Sue the T-Rex to learn about and celebrate Native American communities! There will be storytelling, at home activities, and presentations from some of the Field Museum's Native staff members. This program is geared towards kids ages 6-10, but will be fun for the whole family. We hope to see you all there!To request free tickets available through our program, please click the button below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org HUD - 3rd Annual Chicagoland Native American Housing Fair - Saturday & Sunday - Oct. 17-18, 2020 -10:00-4:30 Oct 1, 2020 9:00 pm Please see the attached flyer and agenda for the 3rd Annual Native American Housing Fair in Chicago. This is the link to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-native-american-housing-fair-virtual-event-registration-115367868400 Indigenous Artist in Residence, Wayne Valliere, Northwestern Center for Native American and Indigenous Research Oct 1, 2021 3:45 pm Please see the included flyer for additional details. Scary Native Stories Oct 7, 2020 12:30 pm Please See Flyer for Details. Upcoming Symposium - Indigenous Interventions: Reshaping Archives and Museums Oct 16, 2020 11:30 am A symposium hosted by the Field Museum, Northwestern University, and the NewberryFriday, November 13, 2020 9:30 am to 3:15 pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAMS This program will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register for free in advance here. SHARE YOUR VOICE, JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Oct 30, 2020 1:30 pm National Crittenton and National Young Women’s Initiatives have organized the In Solidarity Conversations across the country to center the leadership, experiences and advocacy of cis and trans girls, young women, and gender-expansive people of color during COVID-19, the economic crisis and the recent protests and uprising. These conversations will serve as a mechanism for determining how they are experiencing and managing the effects of these recent events... Click Title to Learn More. There's still time to join the Native Movement Holiday Gift Guide Dec 9, 2020 10:00 am Calling all Independent Crafters, Makers and Artists! The gift-giving holidays are around the corner! We want to uplift local artists during these challenging times and encourage people to support local, small businesses. Entries will be compiled into a Gift Guide and shared through our social media channels and networks. To participate, please fill out this form and include a photo of your work! If you have any questions or concerns please email Art & ACction Coordinator, Jessi Thornton: email@example.com CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Feb 3, 2021 6:45 pm Please see the flyer for details. Fundraising Conference Featuring Pamala Silas Sep 10, 2020 4:15 pm Please join us for Stories + Money = Change, a Fundraising Conference featuring Pamala Silas.There's something for everyone (more info below and attached). Please let me know what questions you have and thanks in advance. STORIES + MONEY = CHANGE We are bringing together trainers from a variety of areas in the fundraising field in order to sharpen our fundraising skills and to create a space for us to build a stronger movement. Join us and register today!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-money-change-tickets-89114368475 Who: Fundraising professionals of all levels What: A skills-based conference that will serve as a space for everyone to network and build relationships. The skills workshops will cover topics such as individual donor visits, technology in fundraising, event fundraising, peace and productivity (work/life balance), and more! When: September 24th and 25th, 2020 Where: Online Cost: $300 per person for the 2 day conference. Featuring: Tajauna Biloche - Record setting fundraiser and current community organizer. Ashley Bloom - VP of Membership Drive. Gisella Faggi - Writer and non-profit consultant. Margie Fine- Extremely experienced fundraising consultant. Andrea Frye - Experienced Operations Director. Dan Gaudette - Regional Gift Officer and Principal at Innovative Fundraising, LLC. Gordon Mayer - Fundraising and Communications Expert. . Dondy Marie Moreland - Social justice activist, grassroots, fundraiser, and consultant. Jeff Pinzino - Chief Operations Officer and Development professional. Pamala Silas -Experienced executive leader focused on the Native American community. Tammi Thompson - President of TM Thompson Consulting, Inc. Mary Grace Wolf - Director of Individual Giving and Principal at Innovative Fundraising, LLC. Workshops include: Fundraising 101 Storytelling What to do in October to Raise More Money in December Launching an individual donor visit strategy Peace and Productivity Communications and Fundraising Small to midsize events Tech in fundraising Grant writing Sponsorship Consulting sessions with experts Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-money-change-tickets-89114368475 Field Museum Town hall Meeting Feb 19, 2020 9:00 am Hello Everyone, there will be a Town Hall meeting on February 29th from 11:30-3:00pm, at St. Kateri Center/St. Ben's Beaven Hall, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd. We will be discussing the Native American Hall Renovation Updates/Design Overview, Meet Chicago advisory group, Q&A with Field Museum staff and Chicago advisory group, Opportunity to provide feedback. Lunch will be provided. Limited parking available in parking lot behind the church, accessible from Bell St.For more information, please contact Debra Yepa-Pappan, Community Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org is Please RSVP by clicking on the link below. Please share this link and invite with anyone interested in attending. Thank you, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VxLJE5aaGPOBw2VVXqpeTip596sIQLUfVHFOUTCurto/edit?ts=5e4c2a88 Registration now open for National, Midyear, and more! Mar 2, 2021 10:30 pm Special February Rate! Registration and hotel reservations are now open for UNITY’s 2021 National Conference happening July 2-6, 2021, in Dallas, Texas! UNITY is dedicated to providing a safe environment for attendees participating in the in-person 2021 National UNITY Conference. With this in mind, UNITY is reducing the number of attendees by more than 50% of the venue capacity. This means that registration spots are limited, and once capacity is reached, the registration portal will close. Also, there will NOT be on-site registration this year; all registrations must be completed on-line and before the conference start date. Indian Taco Friday, Young Native Leaders Mar 30, 2021 4:15 am Please see the attached flyer for event details. You Are on Potawatomi Land Installation Event Jul 27, 2021 8:15 pm Commissioner Mark Kelly of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites you to attend a dedication celebration for the newest installation on the Chicago Riverwalk: You Are on Potawatomi Land by artist Andrea Carlson [Ojibwe] Thursday, August 5th 3:30 pm Pioneer Court steps (401 N. Michigan, next to the Apple Store) RSVP by Tuesday, August 2nd to email@example.com Powwow 2021 Sep 15, 2021 11:30 pm Saturday, September 25th, Ho-Chunk Nation, St. Kateri Center, American Indian Health Services of Chicago and Cook County Forest Preserve are sponsoring a Pop Up Pow Wow! In honor of victims, survivors and their families we will speak to the tragedy surrounding Boarding Schools and Children of Turtle Island. The event will have Drums and Dancers, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food and more. Please save the date and join us! Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center 45th Anniversary Celebration Sep 16, 2021 12:00 pm Please see the attached flyer for details. Valentine Bingo Jan 29, 2020 4:45 pm Come out and enjoy a day of fun bingo with our Young Native Leaders!