American Indian Association of Illinois
The American Indian Association of Illinois (AIAI) provides student centered, intensive, higher education counseling, advising, financial aid and scholarship assistance. AIAI also strives to preserve and celebrate Native culture and language through the Chicago American Indian Museum, Bear Claw Multimedia and the Black Hawk Performance Company.
The Black Hawk Performance Company is the oldest American Indian dance company in Chicago. It shares native cultures with the public and provides a venue for Native youth to learn tribal songs and dances. Presentations include oral history, flute playing, and traditional as well as modern music.