Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

SPIRIT GAME: PRIDE OF A NATION Film Screening & Panel Discussion

The documentary follows The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team on the road as they compete in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships. For the first time ever, the Championship Games were held on an Indian Reservation, in Onondaga in upstate New York, the Capitol of the Iroquois Confederacy. Run Time: 102 mins.

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Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

AIC Gallery Opening

Everybody Dance!Seven Decades of Chicago Powwows Exhibit opening

American Indian Center Opens Art Gallery EVERYBODY WELCOME! Everybody Dance! Seven Decades of Chicago Powwow The American Indian Center is honored to present Everybody Dance! - a triumphant photography exhibition commemorating seven decades of Chicago intertribal powwows. The powwow is the centerpiece of contemporary intertribal Indian culture; it is how Native Americans honor traditional values and demonstrate cultural exchange. Everybody Dance! portrays a retrospective of Chicago powwows. This exhibit houses images that fuse contemporary media with the ancient practice of storytelling. Everybody Dance! is aimed at enhancing an unwritten culture, to provide first-voice insight to intertribal, urban, Native American customs. ____________________________________________ Photographers Orlando Cabanban Nora Moore Lloyd Beverly Moeser Warren Perlstein Christine Redcloud Jody Roy Other photographs provided by: American Indian Center Archives Louis Delgado Local presentation of this traveling exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST Support is also provided by: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events - City of Chicago Illinois Arts Council Chicago Cultural Alliance D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library

American Indian Center
Opens Art Gallery

EVERYBODY WELCOME!

Everybody Dance! Seven Decades of Chicago Powwow

The American Indian Center is honored to present Everybody Dance! - a triumphant photography exhibition commemorating seven decades of Chicago intertribal powwows. The powwow is the centerpiece of contemporary intertribal Indian culture; it is how Native Americans honor traditional values and demonstrate cultural exchange.

Everybody Dance! portrays a retrospective of Chicago powwows. This exhibit houses images that fuse contemporary media with the ancient practice of storytelling. Everybody Dance! is aimed at enhancing an unwritten culture, to provide first-voice insight to intertribal, urban, Native American customs.

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Photographers
Orlando Cabanban
Nora Moore Lloyd
Beverly Moeser
Warren Perlstein
Christine Redcloud
Jody Roy

Other photographs provided by:
American Indian Center Archives
Louis Delgado

Local presentation of this traveling exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the

CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST

Support is also provided by:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events - City of Chicago
Illinois Arts Council
Chicago Cultural Alliance
D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (Day 2)
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

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.

Registration Form

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Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

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.

Registration Form

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Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

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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Working with Native Women and Trauma: A Traditional Anishinaabe Prospective with Maryellen Baker
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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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