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Chicago Public Schools will remain closed through April 20, 2020

Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, just announced that all CPS schools will remain closed through Monday, April 20, 2020. Schools and CPS offices are expected to re-open on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Please be reminded, our program will not be hosting any in-person events or meetings during this time. Our staff will be working remotely from … Continue reading Chicago Public Schools will remain closed through April 20, 2020

CPS Board approves Indigenous Peoples Day!

We are proud to announce, today, the Chicago Public Schools​ Board voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day on the school calendar! Here is a quote from the American Indian Center of Chicago's Facebook post today: At today's Chicago Public School Board Meeting, over 5,700 signatures were delivered and twelve speakers shared their … Continue reading CPS Board approves Indigenous Peoples Day!

Remembering Louis T. Delgado

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 the Chicago Native American community was informed of the passing of Louis Delgado. Mr. Delgado was a pillar community member in the Chicagoland area serving as the Coordinator of O-Wai-Ya-Wa Elementary School 1973 - 1980 which served many of the Native students and their families in the Edgewater community area. He … Continue reading Remembering Louis T. Delgado

Indigenous Women’s Healing Circle, Today

Every month the St Kateri Center of Chicago offers a Women's Healing Circle to discuss various topics related to cultural values or traditional teachings.  We need to be the author of our stories and continue to support and educate our community, near or far. Feel free to join by contacting Jody Roy at jroy@stbenedict.com for … Continue reading Indigenous Women’s Healing Circle, Today

Food Distribution for Native American Families from the Chicagoland surrounding area, this Friday at the American Indian Center of Chicago

We know the times are not ideal and working hard to do our best in providing some relief for our families.  This Friday you can come to pick up some food donations courteous of the Hochunk Chicago Branch Office.  Come to the American Indian Center of Chicago at 3401 W Ainslie Ave or call 773-275-5871 … Continue reading Food Distribution for Native American Families from the Chicagoland surrounding area, this Friday at the American Indian Center of Chicago

Apply Today! All Native American High School Academic Team

Applications for the All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) are open for 2020-2021! Each year, the American Indian Graduate Center recognizes ten American Indian and Alaska Native high school students. The award will go to high school seniors who have outstanding academic achievements, demonstrate leadership in their school or community, and show involvement in extracurricular … Continue reading Apply Today! All Native American High School Academic Team