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The Native American Support Program (NASP) cultivates an environment supportive of positive experiences for Native American and Indigenous students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Learn about NASP initiatives and programming, and get updates on upcoming events and resources both on the UIC campus and within the greater community.
1. UIC, NASP, & NAISO (Student Organization) Updates

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  • Tol Foster Professional Photo

    Welcome Dr. Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek Nation of Oklahoma) - Interim Director of the Native American Support Program

    Tol Foster, Adjunct Faculty and Interim Director of the Native American Support Program

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek Nation of Oklahoma) started serving as the Interim Director of the Native American Support Program (NASP), effective March 1, 2021, while a national search for a permanent director gets underway.  Dr. Foster succeeds Cynthia Soto, who served as Director of NASP since 2015 and has recently left UIC to take on a position at the Spencer Foundation. Since he joined UIC in 2019, Dr. Foster has been serving as a Pre-Health Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and he will continue to serve in this role at a reduced level while being the NASP Interim Director. 

    Dr. Foster has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in English (American Literature with a concentration in American Indian Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Foster has served as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Marquette University, Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lecturer in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Fifth Annual Conference Flyer

    2021 Fifth Annual Urban Native Education Conference, Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative

    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.

  • NAISO BINGO Flyer

    Free Virtual BINGO NIGHT for UIC Students, Native American Support Program

    Join the Native American Support Program and Native American and Indigenous Student Organization in an end of the 2021 semester BINGO NIGHT. 

    • Who: All UIC Students
    • What: FREE VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT
    • When: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM CT
    • Where: Zoom, Register Here: https://go.uic.edu/NASPBINGO
    • Why: Over 250.00 in UIC Book Vouchers

     

  • WHOSE LAKEFRONT

    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 

  • Dr. Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb)

    Date: March 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This casual conversation with Dr. Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb) is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Dr. Eli Suzukovich III is an anthropologist with a focus on cultural resource management, ethnography, religion, oral history, and ethno-biology. Currently, Eli is a Research Scientist in the Negaunee Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum, where he is a member of the curation team for the renovation of the Native North America Hall. Along with museum work, Eli is a lecturer in the Environmental Policy and Culture Program at Northwestern and a faculty affiliate in the Native American and Indigenous Research Institute at Northwestern University.

  • Casey Brown (Ho-Chunk), Comedian Performance

    Date: March 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This Comedian Performance with Casey Brown (Ho-Chunk) is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Casey Brown moved from his home state of Wisconsin to takes classes at Second City, the world’s premier comedy writing and performing school. He soon became part of the local comedy scene producing and hosting multiple shows at The Vic Theater, The Gallery Cabaret and Bucktown Pub. He continues to be a leading voice in Chicago's small Indigenous comedy scene.

    "Casey Brown Chicago's Best (Only) American Indian Comedian” will speak to the trials of being in the minority of racial minorities in his people’s own country and how that effects life as a writer, director, producer and performer in the urban setting of Chicago.

  • Kelly Hayes Photo

    Organizing and Action in an Era of Collapse, Kelly Hayes (Menominee), Informal Discussion

    This event is open to ALL students, staff, faculty, and community friends. 

    Kelly Hayes (Menominee) is a direct action trainer and a co-founder of the Lifted Voices collective and the Chicago Light Brigade. She is also the host of the Truthout podcast Movement Memos. Kelly’s written work can be found in Truthout, Teen Vogue, Bustle, Yes! Magazine, Pacific Standard, NBC Think, her blog Transformative Spaces, The Appeal, and multiple anthologies, including Truthout's Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Kelly also co-authored two essays with Mariame Kaba which are featured in Kaba's new book, "We Do This Til We Free Us." Kelly was honored for her organizing and education work in 2014 with the Solidarity to Celebrate award in Chicago, and in 2018 with the Chicago Freedom School's Champions of Justice Award. Kelly's movement photography is featured in the “Freedom and Resistance” exhibit of the DuSable Museum of African American History. In her online projects, Kelly has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years to support various forms of mutual aid and community care, and helped to launch coordinated mutual aid efforts in Chicago at the onset of the pandemic. Kelly has also been involved with numerous defense committees, including the campaign to free Bresha Meadows, and has organized fundraisers that have helped secure the release of incarcerated people, including #FreedomDay, a Twitter fundraiser that freed 22 people from immigration detention in the summer of 2019.

  • Native American & Indigenous Student Organization Open House

    Learn about the Native American & Indigenous Student Organization and meet the members. All UIC students are encouraged to attend who identify as Indigenous or want to learn more about respective cultures. Friendly environment. NAISO events are free of charge. Food and drink provided!

    • Date: 2/18/2020
    • Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
    • Location: Native American Support Program Student Lounge, SSB 2700

    RSVP HERE via UIC Connections

    WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    About us: NAISO is open to all University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) community members, regardless of race, ethnicity or heritage. We focus on Indigenous cultures from both North and South America, supporting students and hosting cultural activities and events on and off-campus.

  • 2020 NATIONAL NOVEMBER NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) National November Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) activities are an integral part of the UIC cultural experience in celebration of the diversity of Native America. Each year, the UIC Native American and Indigenous Student Organization select a theme. The 2020 theme is Black and Indigenous Communities: Fellowship and Mutual Support. Please join us in celebrating National Native American Heritage Month. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

    Virtual Events Include:

    11/06 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM: Powwow 101: Understanding and Enjoying a Powwow

    11/11 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Keynote Lecture and Discussion - Kyle T. Mays, a scholar of Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous studies

    11/17 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Land Acknowledgement Workshop 

    11/23 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Creating Change, Black and Indigenous Community Discussion Panel 

     

    RSVP HERE: https://go.uic.edu/NAHM2020

     

  • Indigenous Peoples Day, The Native American Support Program

    Native American History 101

    10/12/2020 from 12-1 PM

    Native American Support Program (NASP) - The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and UIC History Department are partnering to host a Lunch and Learn for Indigenous Peoples Day. This event is open to UIC staff, faculty, students, and community members interested in learning more about historical and modern Native American and Indigenous topics. Native American 101 is one of the four Lunch and Learns NASP offers throughout the year.

    IPD Aloha Center Chicago 

    12/12/2020 from 1 - 2 PM

    Join the Native American Support Program - The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Aloha Center Chicago in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day 2020. This event is open to all UIC staff, faculty, students, and community members. The Aloha Center Chicago is a unique, and, innovative multi-media resource cultural center dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Island traditions.

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP

  • River Kerstetter (Oneida Nation and of mixed Indigenous/European descent)

    From March 26, 2021 to 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This casual conversation with River Kerstetter (Oneida Nation) is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    River Kerstetter is a citizen of the Oneida Nation and of mixed Indigenous/European descent. River is an artist and writer who believes that art and storytelling are vital parts of collective healing and connection, especially in Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and LGBTQIA+ communities who fight to be seen and safe every day. She has taught art for youth and young adults for eight years, including at the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology, Columbia College Chicago, and Working Classroom in Albuquerque, NM. She is a co-founder of TIES, a reading series that celebrates Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and LGBTQ+ writers, and a co-founder of the Center for Native Futures, a new Chicago non-profit that works to support Native artists. River grew up in occupied Pueblo lands (Central New Mexico) and now lives and works in occupied Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa lands (Chicago).

  • UIC Share With Students

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Events to Share with Students

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Engaged Humanities Initiative

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2021 Urban Studies Courses

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Health Information Management Program Info Sessions

    SHARE WITH STUDENTS: COVID-19 Contact Tracer Student Positions

    CLICK ARTICLE TITLE LINK TO LEARN MORE.

  • FirstGen Flames Flyer

    UIC Chancellor's FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship

    Chancellor Michael Amiridis has graciously supported the launch of a new scholarship to encourage first-generation, first-year students to study abroad.  The Chancellor’s FirstGen Flames Abroad Scholarship is designed to award first-year students with high potential whose parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree with a scholarship to study abroad. Students will be notified during their first year at UIC if they have earned the scholarship and will have the remainder of their time at UIC to use the scholarship towards the costs of an approved UIC faculty-directed or exchange program. In addition to receiving a scholarship, FirstGen Flames Scholars will participate in a series of workshops as a cohort to learn about selecting a study abroad program, opportunities for additional funding, integrating study abroad into their academic major, and using international education to advance their career.

    Scholarship amounts:

    10 students will be selected to receive a scholarship to study abroad each year. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon the length of program the recipients choose:

    Less than 3 weeks: $1,6003-6 weeks: $2,100Semester: $2,600

    The deadline to apply for this year is April 15, 2021.

    For more information, visit studyabroad.uic.edu/scholarships

  • 4th Annual Urban Native Education Conference @ UIC

    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!

     

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Department of Oral Biology in the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator position.  

    This position manages and directs the coordination and timely handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre and post research activities, in and outside of the clinical setting. Responsible for the implementation and conduct of multiple research projects. Develops effective patient recruitment strategies. Coordinates comprehensive patient protocol treatment schedules to maintain compliance to protocol requirements. Assists principal investigators in preparation of IRB submissions and the daily management of clinical research. Oversee and participate in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management of oral health studies.

    For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references by October 18, 2021 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=153945

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: UIC Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment is accepting applications for the Associate Director position.

    The Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Associate Director position.

    UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. UIC is the largest research university in Chicago, enjoys the strongest enrollment growth in Illinois with a student body of 33,390 and almost 3,000 faculty, and is in the top 5% of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States.

    The Associate Director performs high-level management, technical and analytical duties to assess academic programs at the University. With limited oversight from the Director, this position will collaboratively develop and implement processes, strategies, initiatives, and platforms for academic program review and assessment of student learning and prepares qualitative and quantitative reports to a variety of campus constituents including the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, Deans, Department Heads, and Directors.

    For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=153290 by October 11, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

  • Student Affairs Scholarship Opportunities

    UIC Student Affairs is accepting applications for more than 30 competitive scholarships available to students across all colleges and academic disciplines. Students are currently receiving over $300,000 in financial support from these scholarships. Students may log in to UIC SnAP at https://uic.academicworks.com to review specific requirements of each scholarship that will support the 2021-2022 academic year. A general application must be submitted before addressing criteria specific to each scholarship. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 20, 2021. It is recommended that students visit UIC SnAP soon to participate in this scholarship process...

  • New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

    Their new report, “Adversity and Resiliency for Chicago’s First: The State of Racial Justice for American Indian Chicagoans,” documents the historical and ongoing contributions of Native Americans in Chicago and examines how racial inequity impacts members of this community today.

  • The African American Academic Network (AAAN) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Academic Advising and Program Specialist position.

    The Academic Advising and Program Specialist will develop and implement student recruitment and retention strategies for African-American students. This position participates in recruitment activities, pathways to enrollment, advising/educational activities, and career exploration throughout the student’s undergraduate experience. This position creates holistic educational plans for students, supporting their academic, career, and life goals. Implements and monitors first-year student success programs, as well as programs designed to support African-American students at various levels in order to increase graduation rates.

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  • The Backward River Festival: Reclaiming the Chicago River

    The Backward River Festival: Reclaiming the Chicago River

    Join us and the Freshwater Lab at the University of Illinois Chicago on Oct. 16 and 17  for a weekend of community, dance, music, food and connection. 

    Together we will uplift the voices and narratives of those whose lives and communities have been disrupted as private interests manipulate the river—even reversing its flow—to their will, and reimagine what's possible in moving forward with the Chicago River.

    Enjoy knowledge-sharing and performances on the mainstage hosted by The Hoodoisie.

    Connect to the river and each other through curated activities and engaging art installations.

    Visit the community expo for meaningful exchanges with representatives from community-based organizations.

    The festival brings to life The Backward River—a digital storytelling project that sheds light on who benefits from the Chicago River, who bears the burden and how differently it is experienced, depending on where you live in the city. 

    Come reclaim your water and foster a sense of joy!

    The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit thebackwardriver.org/backward-river-festival.

    Thanks for your partnership and support. Questions? Send us an email at thefreshwaterlab@gmail.com.

  • The Coalition of Identities under Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)

    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

  • UIC Logo

    Interested in gaining more experience but concerned about taking an unpaid opportunity?

    Interested in gaining more experience but concerned about taking an unpaid opportunity?

    The  Flames Internship Grant was created to support students who want to take advantage of unpaid internship and/or pre-professional experiences, but need to earn money to offset expenses. The grant provides a stipend ( equal to approximately $16.00/hour) for your internship over the course of one academic semester or the summer. After approval, students will be notified of the amount of the award, based on the hours required for the internship.

    Ideally, students should have already secured a position - but if not, that is ok! Students are encouraged to still apply and their application will be evaluated for funding once a position is official. If you need help securing an internship, contact UIC Career Services. Their contact information is listed here:  https://careerservices.uic.edu/about-us/hours/contact-us/

    Also consider asking about any internship support in your home college! For LAS students, consider resources available through LAS Career Development and Internships:  https://career.las.uic.edu/internship-program/

    The Flames Internship Grant does require students to participate in a monthly internship support seminar.  This requirement can be waived for students who are participating in another internship course at UIC, such as LAS 289 for LAS students.

    For more information, visit go.uic.edu/FIG 

  • NASP BINGO NIGHT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE CHICAGO AREA (RSVP REQUIRED)

    NASP VIRTUAL 2020 BINGO SOCIAL

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020

    PRIZES!!!

    Share stories and laughter. Open to all UIC students and College students from our sister programs

    Registration via zoom required: https://go.uic.edu/NASP_BINGO_2020

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the fun via Zoom

  • Fall 2020 Courses!!!

    Available UIC Courses. Check them out!

  • NASP Connect & Create (OPEN TO ALL STAFF, FACULTY, COMMUNITY MEMBERS and STUDENTS)

    Come and Participate in Creativity. In this Connect & Create, each person will have the opportunity to make a medicine bag and learn about their cultural significance to Native American and Indigenous communities.  

    Native American Medicine Bags:

    • Date: Thursday, March 19
    • Time: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
    • Location: Commuter Student Resource Center, Student Center East

    RSVP by emailing the Native American Support Program at nasp@uic.edu

  • Zona Abierta: Apsáalooke Women and Warriors

    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
  • UIC Medical Rep..

    Job Posting: Medical Insurance Representative Full Time Benefits Eligible

    University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry (UIC COD), Office of Financial Affairs is seeking a reliable, enthusiastic, self-starting Medical Insurance Representative to join the Dentistry Billing team.   This is a full time benefits eligible position.

  • NASP Lunch & Learn (OPEN TO ALL STAFF, FACULTY, COMMUNITY MEMBERS and STUDENTS)

    Native American DNA and Genealogy:

    This workshop is OPEN TO ALL that want to learn about the relationship between DNA Tests and Native American culture. We will explore pathways for one to develop a deeper understanding of their cultural identity through genealogy research.

    • Date: Thursday, February 13
    • Time: 12:00-1:30PM
    • Location: NASP Student Lounge, SSB Suite 2700

    Creating Visibility & A Healthy Learning Environment for Native Americans In Higher Education

    This workshop is OPEN TO ALL and we will discuss ways for higher education institutions to provide a healthy and supportive learning environment for Native American students

    • Date: Thursday, April 16
    • Time: 12:00-1:30PM
    • Location: NASP Student Lounge, SSB Suite 2700

    RSVP by emailing the Native American Support Program at nasp@uic.edu

  • Two-Day Virtual Event, Gathering of Native American Students (GONAS) 2020

    Dear Prospective and Current Students and Community Members,

     

    We are excited to host our annual Gathering of Native American Students (GONAS) 2020. This year’s theme is “cultural sustainability through community involvement.” GONAS is for Indigenous high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago area. However, all are welcome. 

    This two-day virtual event will focus on building collaborative relationships among students who are interested in higher education and community organizations that support their academic endeavors. Through online activities, students will share their perspectives on higher education and explore resources and opportunities to get involved with the greater Chicago Indigenous community.

    GONAS is free to attend! Registration required. Given our current health climate, we have decided to host GONAS virtually over two days.

    • Thursday, August 20th, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT: Keynote Speaker & Community Resource Panel
    • Friday, August 21st, 2020 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM CDT: Tipi Demonstration, Cultural Sustainability

    REGISTER FOR GONAS 2020: https://go.illinois.edu/GONAS2020

     

  • NASP LOGO

    Report of the Native Americans at University of Illinois at Chicago

    The UIC Native American Task Force was formed in 2019 to address the question: What is the status of Native Americans on the UIC campus? Charged with making recommendations in four key areas – access, achievement, inclusion, and engagement – the Task Force was asked to identify strengths, challenges, and areas for improvement, with the goal of building an optimal learning environment for Indigenous students. It became clear that answering this question would necessitate attending to issues of recruitment, Native faculty presence, data collection and representation, academic programming, and the production of Indigenous knowledge. 

    This report culminates a year of work in 2019-2020 that marked the 50th anniversary of UIC’s Native American Support Program (NASP). This year also marked our perseverance through a global pandemic with overlapping medical, societal, economic and political crises that are having disproportionate impacts on Native communities, and thus are reshaping the realities documented in this report. We see this as a critical time to contribute the findings of this Task Force to the efforts to strengthen and deepen the relationship between Native communities and the University, and to chart a course toward UIC becoming a leader in the advancement of Native visibility and voice. 

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Director of the Native American Support Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

    The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $2.3 billion, is seeking a Director for the Native American Support Program (NASP). UIC serves over 33,500 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC has been designated a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

    The Director develops and implements academic support initiatives for a targeted UIC student population (American Indian / Alaska Native) that enhances student transition from high school, assists students in acclimating to college learning strategies, and promotes indigenous programming and initiatives as part of a broader commitment to multiculturalism. The Director provides leadership in promoting recruitment and academic support services to Native American students to increase student enrollment, retention and graduation rates. The Director fosters relationships with local and national Native American organizations.

    For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=146061 by July 6, 2021. Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at gjimenez@uic.edu.

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:EXTRA HELP SECURITY OFFICER - UIC LAW SCHOOL

    Extra Help - Security Officer

    (Part-Time (16-32 hours/ week- Benefits Ineligible)

    Hourly Rate = $18.80

    UIC Law School – Safety and Security Unit

    University of Illinois Chicago

    Apply by October 15, 2021

    The UIC School of Law seeks 3 Security Officers for part-time shifts and vacation/leave coverage.  The Security Officer maintains security and safety inside and directly outside the law school campus.  The position will serve at fixed posts and/or patrol assigned areas performing a variety of protective duties, including enforcing regulations, responding to disturbances, and serving as a first responder to assist in emergency and nonemergency situations.

    For fullest consideration, submit cover letter, resume, valid documents, and name/contact information of three references and an employment application by Friday, October 15, 2021 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=148931

  • UHP-Promoting Academics for Scholarly Success (PASS)

    We invite you to join the UHP-PASS program, which is open to freshmen and new UHP transfer students who are interested in the health sciences or the research health sciences.  A virtual, structured program designed to prepare participants to develop their interests and skills, to apply for any of the UIC Health Science Professions or Graduate Health Science programs. PASS participants will receive pre-health advising on the health sciences, mentoring, and career exploration seminars through monthly opportunities.

  • NAISO MOVIE NIGHT (ALL ARE WELCOME)

    • WHO: ALL ARE WELCOME!
    • WHAT: BLOOD QUANTUM (CLICK HERE)
    • WHEN: OCT 19TH, STARTING AT 6:30 PM
    • WHERE: ZOOM (RSVP HERE)
    • WHY: A NIGHT TO SOCIALIZE OVER AN INDIGENOUS- BASED HORROR FILM

    ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MCKELTI GOODRICH, NAISOPRESIDENT @ MGOODR2@UIC.EDU

  • Capstone Project Opportunity

    The Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Public Policy, and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies programs at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) are accepting proposals from public and nonprofit organizations for Capstone projects for the spring 2021 semester. These “learning in action” projects give students in the three programs the opportunity to work on practical problems with the support of faculty in a real-world situation....

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  • UHP Health Exploration

    The HES is intended to be a professional development program for UIC students with the intent of having participants pursue health professions careers.  This program will be structured to expose participates to students, staff, and faculty in the health sciences. All UHP units will be included in the programming schedule.

  • UIC Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Discovery Week: Sept. 14-18

    In place of our annual study abroad fair, we’ll be hosting a full week’s worth of events for our Virtual Study Abroad Discovery Week.  Each day of the week we’ll be focusing on a different topic related to study abroad such as how to choose the right program and funding study abroad.  The week will culminate on September 18th with our virtual study abroad fair where we will have virtual meeting rooms for students and advisors to meet our study abroad program partners as well as our very own UIC faculty members leading programs. A full media kit with more details is forthcoming, but for now, please make a note on your calendar for the week of September 14th-18th and share with your students.

    Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops

    We know that funding study abroad is among students’ chief concerns, however, there are a host of scholarship opportunities available.  We’ll be hosting a series of workshops promoting scholarship opportunities. Please see the details below and share with your students:

    September 8th 12:00 to 1:00 PM - General Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop (Registration Link)September 9th 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Gilman International Scholarship Workshop (for Pell-eligible students; Registration Link)September 22nd 4:00 to 5:00 PM – General Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop (Registration Link)September 23rd 12:00 to 1:00 PM - Gilman International Scholarship Workshop (for Pell-eligible students; Registration Link)

    Study Abroad Virtual Trivia for UIC Advisors

    It’s been one strange and difficult year. The Study Abroad Office would like to take some time to unwind and engage with you and is excited to invite all UIC advisors to a virtual trivia event. We’ll plan to share brief updates and then our very own trivia expert, Maggie Miller (Study Abroad Advisor), will host us in some internationally-focused trivia!  We’ll send an official invite/RSVP out soon, but for now, please hold the date & time of September 10th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

    The SAO is committed to providing all UIC students with meaningful international experiences and we know we can’t do this work without your support. Thanks for all that you do; we look forward to connecting!

    Kyle Rausch, EdD(pronouns: he/him/his)Executive DirectorStudy Abroad Office

    Office of Global EngagementUniversity of Illinois Chicago

    E: kcrausch@uic.edustudyabroad.uic.edu

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Health Education Coordinator - University Health Service

    Health Education Coordinator

    Full-Time/Benefit Eligible

    University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

    Job Summary:

    UI Health is seeking an experienced Health Education Coordinator to join our University Health Service team.   This role will coordinate University Health Service’s annual surveillance programs including TB, asbestos, BRL and hearing conservation to help assure University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIHSS) meets Joint Commission requirements, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory compliance.  Coordinates offsite testing for new hires and annual TB testing as required for employees hired at off campus locations such as Rockford and DSCC.  Also responsible for coordinating UIHSS employee exposures to infectious diseases. Under administrative direction, assists with daily operations of the Occupational Health (OH) Outreach & Workers’ Compensation (WC) programs.

    For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by September 10, 2021 at UIC Job Board Direct Link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=151320

  • Flyer for open Mic

    Math and Science Learning Center Open Mic.

    MSLC OPEN MIC EVENT – APRIL 1st  #ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike

    We are kicking off a series of events to engage with STEM professionals and learn about their career pathways!  The first event will be this Thursday, April 1, from 3:30-5 PM on Zoom (info below).  The event will be led by Ambassadors and will feature a panel of UIC-connected STEM professionals  (EaES graduate who is a Physical Scientist at the EPA, BIOS graduate who is currently pursuing a MD, CHEM graduate pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience, & a member of the BVIS Department!).

    Link with additional event info and panelist bios on MSLC website:

    https://mslc.uic.edu/events/mslc-open-mic-this-is-what-a-scientist-looks-like/

    MSLC VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE – APRIL 9

    The Ambassadors will host a virtual MSLC Open House on April 9th at 4:00 PM to provide an opportunity for students to engage with members of our MSLC team and learn to use the website / enter sessions as they prepare for the end of the semester and final exams. 

    Link with event info on MSLC website:

    https://mslc.uic.edu/events/mslc-virtual-open-house-10/

     

  • Sovereignty and Indigeneity in the Big Ten

    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

  • Whose Lakefront

    Whose Lakefront Community Session (Open to All)

    The Whose Lakefront public art project foregrounds the occupation of Native land by marking the presence of unceded territory in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.

    ​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.

    On October 2, 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.

    This workshop will discuss the historical background for the project, as well as contemporary views on Native land and Native sovereignty.

    Opportunities for participation and volunteering on October 2 will be discussed.

    More information at: https://www.whoselakefront.com/.

    Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whose-lakefront-information-workshop-tickets-169672674537?fbclid=IwAR0768I0LyOgNYiajsK9S6F2jTLf48_b33H3pm9RrbIsinn5jvlX6P2mSYo

     

  • Indigenous Artist in Residence, Wayne Valliere, Northwestern Center for Native American and Indigenous Research

    Please see the included flyer for additional details. 

  • Honors College

    Extra Help – Program Assistant (Communications) University of Illinois at Chicago

    HONORS COLLEGE

    Extra Help – Program Assistant (Communications)

    The University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking an extra help Program Assistant (Communications). This is a temporary assignment and it is limited to 900 hours and non-benefits eligible.  The rate of Pay is $22 per hour.

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    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist (Office of Applied Psychological Services/Psychiatry)

    The Department of Psychology, in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a licensed psychologist to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor. The position is a non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.  This position will be 60% in the psychology department, providing supervision and teaching, and 40% in the psychiatry department, providing direct service to patients. The 60% in psychology will entail providing therapy and assessment supervision to doctoral students through the Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) and teaching one graduate or undergraduate course per semester in the Psychology department. OAPS is the training clinic for the Department’s APA-accredited Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and provides services to adults and children in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  The Clinical Psychology Program endorses a scientist-practitioner training model, has been accredited by APA since 1974, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Sciences. The 40% time in psychiatry will be spent providing direct clinical services to clients, often part of the UIC community, both in person and via telehealth. The psychiatry department one of the largest in the Midwest, with several nationally-recognized training programs and several fellowships. The Department is nationally known for clinical research in multiple areas, including anxiety and mood disorders, psychosis, late life depression, autism, addictions, mental health services, and women’s mental health. 

    To Apply: Submit an online application to the UIC Job Board (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=150054&job=clinical-assistant-professor-office-of-applied-psychological-services-psychiatry) by August 31, 2021. Please upload a cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three references within the online application. Questions about the application process should be directed to Jessie Morris-Forristall at jmorri7@uic.edu.  

  • UIC SnAP Scholarships

    UIC SnAP is the internal scholarship information portal for the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The scholarship application process determining funding support for the 2021-2022 academic year has concluded. Current and/or continuing UIC students may access the UIC SnAP portal beginning August 25, 2021 to submit a new General Application. Please note that General Applications submitted prior to August 25, 2021 will be archived and inaccessible.

    If you are a UIC student, you may log in beginning August 25, 2021 using your UIC netid and password. The UIC SnAP portal will display a list of scholarships for which you may be eligible, based on a number of criteria, including major, financial aid status, etc.

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    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Finance, Compliance, and Data Management Analyst

    The Finance, compliance, and data management analyst (Business Administrative Associate is responsible for assisting the unit in financial reporting needs for the Office of Technology Management (Chicago campus). Responsible for assisting for the business operations and functions including providing departmental activities related to finance, accounting, contractual agreements, reporting, resource allocation, royalty income distributions, license compliance issues, and other business matters.

    For fullest consideration, the above-mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Monday, October 25, 2021.

    To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by https://jobs.uic.edu/. Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. All civil service positions require an exam.  The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment. You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

  • UIC to offer in-state tuition to students from any of the 573 tribal nations in US

    American Indian and Alaska Native students have the lowest representation of any group on college and university campuses across the nation, according to U.S. Department of Education statistics.

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is trying to remedy this by beginning to offer in-state tuition this fall to students who are members of any of the 573 tribal nations recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • Whose Land Are You On? Native History, Contemporary Issues, and Land Acknowledgements

    Date: March 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    All UIC students, staff, faculty, and community friends are welcome!

    This virtual workshop is part of the Alternative Spring Break series hosted by the Native American Support Program, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Land acknowledgments have become common in academic spaces, as well as outside of academia, in schools, and at cultural, civic, and sporting events. Join us to gain a greater understanding of the significance of Native history, contemporary issues, and a land acknowledgment and how to create your own. This workshop will include a conversational presentation as well as a guided activity.

  • Urban Native Education Conference

    Urban Native Education Conference

    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

  • Whose Lives Matter?: Gender-Based Violence in the Era of the Pandemic and the Uprisings (First Event for the Shake It Up Series)

    Shake It Up! Series Description: 

    Campus Advocacy Network (CAN), a program of WLRC, will continue its Shake It Up Series and initiate a yearlong series of events to critically examine issues central to gender-based violence (GBV). We are excited to work with our campus partners, including Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC), Disability Cultural Center (DCC), Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), and Undergraduate Student Government (USG), for our first interactive workshop. Please join us for this important dialogue. 

    Event Title: Whose Lives Matter?: Gender-Based Violence in the Era of the Pandemic and the UprisingsDetails: 

    Audience: Open to all

    Date: Wednesday, October 7

    Time: 3-4:30pm CST

    Please RSVP for Zoom link: go.uic.edu/ShakeItUp01