Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Bannock Making & Quilting Bee with Emily Johnson & Maggie Thompson & Jen Rae

12-3pm Bannock Making Workshop

12-6pm Quilting Bee

Join us in the First Nations Garden for an afternoon of activities with visiting artists Jen Rae (Métis), Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) and Emily Johnson (Yup'ik).

Throughout the afternoon, we'll contribute to a large-scale volunteer quilting project designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson. Thompson's 4,000-square-foot installation of 84 community-made quilts serve as a gathering place for audiences who attend Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars-a 15-hour all-night performance gathering and feast created by choreographer Emily Johnson, which will be presented in Chicago September 28-29, 2019 in Calumet Park.

Around the fire, Jen Rae offers a hand-on bannock-making workshop. Rae is a food futurist and artist whose organization Fair Share Fare works to decolonise thinking around food provenance, whilst advocating for food and land sovereignty.

Come for a stitch or stay all day!

In case of inclement weather, activities will be relocated to the American Indian Center Gallery, 3401 West Ainslie Street.

In case of inclement weather, activities will be relocated to the American Indian Center Gallery, 3401 West Ainslie Street.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Quilting Bee with Emily Johnson & Maggie Thompson

Come for a stitch and contribute to a large-scale volunteer quilting project designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). Thompson's 4,000-square-foot installation of 84 community-made quilts serve as a gathering place for audiences who attend Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars-a 15-hour all-night performance gathering and feast created by choreographer Emily Johnson (Yup'ik). The quilts hold the visions and intentions of hundreds of quilting bee participants from around the world, in Australia, the US and Taiwan.

This gathering invites you to sew, talk, and contribute your own response to central questions about your community and future: "What do you want for your well-being? For the well-being of your chosen friends and family? For your neighborhood? For your town, city, reserve, tribal nation, world?

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Street parking only. AIC is located 1 block north from CTA Brown Line (Kimball Station).


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Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Spoken Word @ AIC

Everyone invited for an evening of poetry and prose @ AIC on Thursday, August 29th @ 7pm. All Indigenous performers are welcome to share the mic! Please contact dave to reserve a performance spot - spencer@aicchicago.org

Street parking only. AIC is located 1 block north from CTA Brown Line (Kimball Station).

Street parking only. AIC is located 1 block north from CTA Brown Line (Kimball Station).

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Men's Talking Circle

The AIC Veterans group is sponsoring a Men's Talking Circle. We ask all community Women to encourage men in your families to attend.

We are asking the men who attend to think and pray on what it means to be a better man, in and out of this community.

Come share, learn, advise, and listen. Men of all ages are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

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