Youth Mental Health First Aid (Day 2)
Oct
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Day 2)

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Youth Mental Health First Aid training is for parents, family members and anybody working with youth (age 12-18).

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders. 

Training Administrator:  Event Instructor: Hope Williams email: hwilliams.aihsc@gmail.com

Registration is required.  This is a two day training and participation on both days is required.

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Oct
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Youth Mental Health First AID (Day 1)

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Youth Mental Health First Aid training is for parents, family members and anybody working with youth (age 12-18).

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders. 

Training Administrator:  Event Instructor: Hope Williams email: hwilliams.aihsc@gmail.com

Registration is required.  This is a two day training and participation on both days is required.

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Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Suicide Awareness: Come Learn. Ask. Get support.

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As Suicide Awareness Month draws to an end, we'd like to come together to educate, ask questions, and support anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. We will be presenting our community quilt project (currently available for community input at AIC). Come with questions or just to show your support!

For more information contact Hope Williams: 773-883-9100 or hwilliams.aihsc@gmail.com . 

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Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

American Indian Center 64th Annual Powwow - POSTPONED

Date: 9/15/2017

American Indian Center Annual Powwow RESCHEDULED to Spring 2018

The American Indian Center Leadership regrets to announce that the 64th Annual Powwow has been rescheduled to Spring 2018. The Center just received word from the City of Chicago that we were unable to obtain the proper permits in time and due to this fact we must reschedule the event. The Center would have incurred severe fines if the event would have proceeded as planned. We recognize the hard work by staff, volunteers and community to make this event a success and thank you all so much. We thank you all for your support, understanding and patience as we put this event on hold and commit to making our event a success come spring 2018. More details will be available soon via our website so please continue checking in with the Center. If you have additional questions or concerns please reach out to our Executive Director, Heather Miller. hmiller@aicchicago.org or 773.275.5871.

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Working with Native Women and Trauma: A Traditional Anishinaabe Prospective with Maryellen Baker
Sep
1
10:00am10:00am

Working with Native Women and Trauma: A Traditional Anishinaabe Prospective with Maryellen Baker

This event is facilitated by Maryellen Baker, a prominant and respected Three Fires Midewin Lodge Grandmother from Lac Courte Oreilles. This training will focus on best practices when working with Native women who have been traumatized by sexual assault, human trafficking, or domestic violence from a traditional Anishinaabe perspective. This training is recommended for mental health and healthcare professionals.

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Aug
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Robust Indigenes Part 6 - the FINALE

Please join us for the FINALE of Robust Indigenes - an evening of stories that articulate the vitality of the American Indian Center toward providing space and programs that resulted in a continuum of cultural practice and contributed to the development of identity for four generations of Native Americans in Chicago. We will have 4 featured storytellers plus an open mic format for anyone willing to share an AIC story. We are asking all storytellers to bring along a tangible item (e.g. photograph or something produced at the AIC, etc.) that will enhance your AIC story. Your item will then be digitally scanned or photographed and become eligible for entrance into the AIC Archives collection and to the development of the first retrospective exhibit for the American Indian Center, slated for Fall 2018. Our featured Storytellers for this event will be: Colin Wesaw (Potawatomi) Hilda Williams (Odawa) Joanne Maney (Ho-Chunk) 1 more storyteller TBD   EVERYONE is welcome to bring a story! For more information please contact dave at spencer@aicchicago.org

Please join us for the FINALE of Robust Indigenes - an evening of stories that articulate the vitality of the American Indian Center toward providing space and programs that resulted in a continuum of cultural practice and contributed to the development of identity for four generations of Native Americans in Chicago.

We will have 4 featured storytellers plus an open mic format for anyone willing to share an AIC story. We are asking all storytellers to bring along a tangible item (e.g. photograph or something produced at the AIC, etc.) that will enhance your AIC story. Your item will then be digitally scanned or photographed and become eligible for entrance into the AIC Archives collection and to the development of the first retrospective exhibit for the American Indian Center, slated for Fall 2018.

Our featured Storytellers for this event will be:

Colin Wesaw (Potawatomi)

Hilda Williams (Odawa)

Joanne Maney (Ho-Chunk)

1 more storyteller TBD

 

EVERYONE is welcome to bring a story!

For more information please contact dave at spencer@aicchicago.org

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Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Water at Risk: A Tribal Leaders' Perspective

Come on out and join Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II and Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin Chairman Gary Besaw.  Both tribal leaders will be visiting Chicago and the American Indian Center to have a conversation with the Chicago community on tribal sovereignty and water rights.

*Please note, this is a two-part event in separate locations. 

The morning event location:  Lincoln Hall at Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago.

The morning event time:  7:30 - 9:30 AM

The American Indian Center (3401 W. Ainslie St. Chicago) will be hosting the evening event.

Evening event time:  6:30 - 8:15 PM

Registration fee:  $15 per person

No admission for Seniors 65 & up and students with student ID. Please register for the event by emailing your information to info@aicchicago.org.

 

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Aug
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Kitchen Table Talk: Community Based Housing

Tentative Agenda:   6:00 meet and greet/ 6:15 Introduction /6:30 Native Housing / 7:00 Rent Control/ Remainder will be discussion around any ideas and epiphanies. The goal is to raise awareness around issues of housing and possible solutions or points of intervention for our community to organize around.

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Jul
22
10:00am10:00am

AIC Tribal Flag Hanging Day

Help make our building look and feel like home.  Come on out and give us a hand hanging flags and cleaning up around the building.  Bring your tribal flag to the AIC and we will hang it.  Email info@aicchicago.org for questions and ideas about this event.  

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Jun
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Robust Indigenes - Part 5

Please join us for our *Robust Indigenes* event hosted at our new home in Albany Park! This will be part five of a six-event series of stories that articulate the vitality of the American Indian Center toward providing space and programs that resulted in a continuum of cultural practice and contributed to the development of identity for four generations of Native Americans in Chicago. We will have 4 featured storytellers plus an open mic format for anyone willing to share an AIC story. We are asking all storytellers to bring along a tangible item (e.g. photograph or something produced at the AIC, etc.) that will enhance your AIC story. Your item will then be digitally scanned or photographed and become eligible for entrance into the AIC Archives collection and to the development of the first retrospective exhibit for the American Indian Center, slated for Fall 2018. Our featured Storytellers for this event will be: Daniel King (Oneida) Colin Wesaw (Potawatomi) Allen Turner (Lakota/African American/Irish) Rita Pyrillis (Mnicoujou Lakota) EVERYONE is welcomed to bring a story! For more information please contact Dave at spencer@aicchicago.org  

Please join us for our *Robust Indigenes* event hosted at our new home in Albany Park!

This will be part five of a six-event series of stories that articulate the vitality of the American Indian Center toward providing space and programs that resulted in a continuum of cultural practice and contributed to the development of identity for four generations of Native Americans in Chicago.

We will have 4 featured storytellers plus an open mic format for anyone willing to share an AIC story. We are asking all storytellers to bring along a tangible item (e.g. photograph or something produced at the AIC, etc.) that will enhance your AIC story. Your item will then be digitally scanned or photographed and become eligible for entrance into the AIC Archives collection and to the development of the first retrospective exhibit for the American Indian Center, slated for Fall 2018.

Our featured Storytellers for this event will be:

Daniel King (Oneida)

Colin Wesaw (Potawatomi)

Allen Turner (Lakota/African American/Irish)

Rita Pyrillis (Mnicoujou Lakota)


EVERYONE is welcomed to bring a story!

For more information please contact Dave at spencer@aicchicago.org
 

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May
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Robust Indigenes - Part 4

Please join us for our Robust Indigenes event hosted at our new home in Albany Park!

This will be part four of a six-event series of stories that articulate the vitality of the American Indian Center toward providing space and programs that resulted in a continuum of cultural practice and contributed to the development of identity for four generations of Native Americans in Chicago.

We will have 3 featured storytellers plus an open mic format for anyone willing to share an AIC story. We are asking all storytellers to bring along a tangible item (e.g. photograph or something produced at the AIC, etc.) that will enhance your AIC story. Your item will then be digitally scanned or photographed and become eligible for entrance into the AIC Archives collection and to the development of the first retrospective exhibit for the American Indian Center, slated for Fall 2018.

Our featured Storytellers for this event will be:

Sharon Skolnick (Ft. Sill Apache), and two more storytellers - TBA

EVERYONE is welcomed to bring a story!

For more information please contact Dave at spencer@aicchicago.org

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May
16
12:00pm12:00pm

On the Table...

On the Table... Join the American Indian Center staff in a discussion of community programs, new ideas and planning. This will be a Brown Bag Lunch gathering. Beverages provided. Tuesday, May 16th @ 12pm AIC Arts Room 3401 West Ainslie Street Questions?  Contact dave at spencer@aicchicago.org

On the Table...
Join the American Indian Center staff in a discussion of community programs, new ideas and planning. This will be a Brown Bag Lunch gathering. Beverages provided.

Tuesday, May 16th @ 12pm


AIC Arts Room
3401 West Ainslie Street

Questions?  Contact dave at spencer@aicchicago.org

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Apr
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Robust Indigenes: AIC Stories and Epiphanes

Please join us for our first Robust Indigenes event hosted at our new home in Albany Park!

This will be part three of a six-event series of stories that articulate the vitality of the American Indian Center toward providing space and programs that resulted in a continuum of cultural practice and contributed to the development of identity for four generations of Native Americans in Chicago.

We will have 3 featured storytellers plus an an open mic format for anyone willing to share an AIC story. We are asking all storytellers to bring along a tangible item (e.g. photograph or something produced at the AIC, etc.) that will enhance your AIC story. Your item will then be digitally scanned or photographed and become eligible for entrance into the AIC Archives collection and to the development of the first retrospective exhibit for the American Indian Center, slated for Fall 2018.

Our featured Storytellers for this event will be: Louis Delgado (Oneida) Dorene Wiese (White Earth Ojibwe) Pamela Silas (Menominee/Oneida)

However everyone is welcomed to bring a story!

For more information please contact Dave at spencer@aicchicago.org

Part IV will be held on May 19th

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Apr
20
10:00am10:00am

Lurie Garden Workshop: Resistance Gardening by the AIC

The American Indian Center's Education Department will be presenting as part of Lurie Gardens Adult Workshop Series. Our workshop will focus on the recovery of the original land base of Illinois while preserving and restoring traditional practices of land management, community development, and rebuild cultural connections to the land.

The American Indian Center- Chicago strives to create a community of Indigenous growers who are dedicated to reclaiming Indigenous Growing Systems in an Urban setting through revitalizing harvesting and gardening traditions related to our ancestral food sovereignty and security. In this workshop we will make connections of how indigenous language, creation stories, and songs are used to educate and increase the capacity of the American Indian Community of Chicago and our allies.

Free registration available here

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Mar
11
10:00am10:00am

Youth Mural Project facilitated by Chris Pappan

Join us in empowering our Urban Native Youth to become leaders through artmaking. The Youth Mural Project is a collaboration between artist Chris Pappan, the Field Museum of Natural History, The American Indian Association of Illinois and the American Indian Center.

The second session of this event will be hosted at the AIAI offices located at 1650 W. Foster Ave. on March 11, 2017.

Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Fawn at fawn@aicchicago.org.

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AIHS Family Night
Feb
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

AIHS Family Night

You are invited to come and enjoy an evening out with your family and socialize with other community families over dinner and music. Spot dances, "Cake" walks and various other fun dances will be encouraged to get your heart beat'n and your body groov'n! Valentine themed photo booth will be present!

Presented by American Indian Health Services of Chicago

For more information visit: aihschgo.org

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