Dear AIC family and friends,
In our nationwide search the American Indian Center of Chicago is excited to announce Heather Miller as our new Executive Director. She comes with excellent experience in Native non profit organizations with a strong background in both fund raising and grant writing.
Her experience and skill sets will lead the Chicago Native community and create a presence of tradition, culture and awareness. Heather will provide the leadership for the Center to address Native issues, concerns and community activism for Native rights.
The AIC Board of Directors believe Heather's drive, passion and vision for Native advocacy is impressively exemplified in her has vast knowledge of the non profit sector as it specifically relates to Indian Country. We are excited about what a future led by her will entail.
Heather Miller Bio:
Heather Miller is an enrolled member of the Wyandotte Nation from Oklahoma and has a passion for seeing Native American organizations succeed. She began her professional career in Montana where she helped Native Nonprofit organizations develop capacity. She then worked in Seattle with a Native American Foundation where she continued to provide capacity building training to Native organizations as well as teach non-Native Foundations how to work appropriately with Indian Country.
She returned to Montana and led a TRIO grant then served as Executive Director of other nonprofit organizations in the area. She also started a consulting business where she helped Native nonprofits grow their own abilities to be successful. She recently moved to Chicago and is happy to have joined the American Indian Center team. In her free time Heather loves cooking with her partner Ryan and taking their puppy dog Winnie Cooper on walks as they explore the city.
The American Indian Center Board of Directors