"Art is life, Art is Us" Mentorship Program Application Open Now
Dec
3
to Mar 1

"Art is life, Art is Us" Mentorship Program Application Open Now

The American Indian Center is requesting submissions for artisans/cultural practitioners who are interested in sharing their knowledge by training a youth apprenticeship. Youth apprentices will work with their mentor to develop a workshop series to help teach their newly acquired skills to community members. Project submissions should be designed to develop sustainable art practices within our local community through the sharing of traditional knowledge and artistry skills. Each project submission will be judged upon its ability to holistically develop youth, families, and elders as culturally knowledgeable, active and engaged community members.

Through a grant from the Field Foundation AIC will provide stipends to mentors and apprentices to support their work.

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Dec
10
to Feb 22

Urban Sovereignty at the Center: A Retrospective of the American Indian Center (Part One)

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Everyone welcome to visit the Urban Sovereignty at the Center exhibit at the AIC Gallery during regular business hours (AIC Gallery is closed on weekends and during the following holidays: December 24-25 and December 31 and January 1). Exhibit runs through February 22, 2019.

Group tours available, contact dave at spencer@aicchicago.org for group rates and scheduling.

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Call For Artists
Dec
3
to Jan 4

Call For Artists

AIC will host a series of critical conversations as the first step toward breaking down the systems of structural violence within our community by empowering our members to present and share space to tell their own stories and first hand experiences. Sharing stories, perspectives and experinces is an essential step toward healing by making the invisible visible. Once we begin to examine and address our individual experiences with structural violence and racism, we can then begin to implement collective healing practices.

As part of our healing process we are looking for an artist that can create art pieces based on the each AIC hosted cirtical conversation topic. At the end of the year, these art pieces will be used to create an exhibit on community healing that will be displayed in our First Voice Gallery, housed at the AIC.

All Submission due by January 4th

For More Info: hmiller@aicchicago.org

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Nov
27
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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October 17th- What’s on My Ballot?: Community Roundtable Discussion
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

October 17th- What’s on My Ballot?: Community Roundtable Discussion

For this roundtable we invite the Chicago Native community to host a discussion on who is shaping the future of our community, city, state and nation(s). Through sharing our stories we will begin to develop a collective understanding of who is running for local government here in Chicago, what are key components to their platform and how we locate that information. These community conversations will be the first stage to amplifying and leveraging the voices and impact of the Native vote in 2018 and beyond.

This roundtable will be facilitated by 2018 Champion for Change Anthony Tamez. Antony is currently working in Constituents Services at Chicago’s 35th Ward Office.

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Coil Mound Fundraiser @ Surge

Come join us on Indigenous Peoples Day at Surge for our first Northwest Portage Walking Museum Fundraiser. This event will help raise funds for the Coil Mound we're building right here in Chicago-to be located alongsinde the North branch of the Chicago River at Horner Park. Everybody is invited!

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