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3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States

May 2018

[The] Native Art Seen Exhibit

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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June 2018

Audio Overdose

June 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join the American Indian Center for Audio Overdose, an evening of music, discussion, and beverages. Bring three songs to share and a story of why you selected those particular songs. An evening for music lovers and aficionados.

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WTF is Native Art?

June 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Community Lacrosse Capacity Building Workshop

June 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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July 2018

Indigenous Science Day

July 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 20, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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August 2018

Robust Indigenes – Part 7

August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join the American Indian Center for Robust Indigenes part 7!  

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Summer Reading Group

August 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Monday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 6-8 PM @ The American Indian Center 3401 West Ainslie Street Please join the American Indian Center as they read 19th-century American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and contemporary Native American poet Tommy Pico’s Nature Poem. Both use poetry to explore themes of history, nature, and identity. Books will be provided! Space is limited for more info: [email protected]

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Back To School Powwow

August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Please join them for the community ran Back To School Powwow! Host drum will be Chicago's own Redline and there will be a limited number of school supplies to hand out to k-12 students. If you're interested in donating to this event or have any inquires please contact [email protected] This event is a potluck so please bring a dish to share & if possible your own feast bag.

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Hand Drum and Stick Making Workshops

August 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join the American Indian Center for their Hand Drum and Stick Making Workshops! Thursday, August 16, 2018  6:00 PM$25 supply fee Friday, August 17, 2018  9:00 PM   FREE

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Indigenous Science Day

August 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 20, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Artist Professional Development Series

August 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join the American Indian Center for an Artist Professional Development Series, facilitated by kana artist Chris Pappan!

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Summer Reading Group

August 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Monday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 6-8 PM @ The American Indian Center 3401 West Ainslie Street Please join the American Indian Center as they read 19th-century American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and contemporary Native American poet Tommy Pico’s Nature Poem. Both use poetry to explore themes of history, nature, and identity. Books will be provided! Space is limited for more info: [email protected]

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Summer Reading Group

August 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Monday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 6-8 PM @ The American Indian Center 3401 West Ainslie Street Please join the American Indian Center as they read 19th-century American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and contemporary Native American poet Tommy Pico’s Nature Poem. Both use poetry to explore themes of history, nature, and identity. Books will be provided! Space is limited for more info: [email protected]

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September 2018

Indigenous Science Day

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 20, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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October 2018

Public Art Representations of the Native American and Cambodian Communities

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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DETAILS Date: October 13 Time: 2 - 5 pm VENUE American Indian Center 3401 West Ainslie Street Chicago Illinois 60625 American Indian Center and National Cambodian Heritage Museum collaborate to present an Art Design Chicago event, part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s program series. Join community based artists as they discuss specific public art pieces across Chicago and how appropriation and authentic art differ in the public sphere, and why it’s important to be representative in art. Art Design Chicago…

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What’s On My Ballot?

October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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As part of the larger social justice movement, AIC is creating points of access for the Chicago Native Community to be brought into political life through learning how we can make fundamental changes in our economy and society. Because the Chicago Native Community has been historically disenfranchised by the a typically transactional and commercialized voting industry, our goal is to create an infrastructure that ensures that our community develops a sustainable integrated voter engagement model that allows us to build…

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Indigenous Science Day

October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 20, 2018

American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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November 2018

Ribbon Skirt Workshop

November 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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The Ribbon Skirt workshop is a collaborative effort between the Nizhoni Hozho Project and the American Indian Center's Art is Life, Art is US project. Lead by Nizhoni Ward (Navajo/Choctaw/Caucasian) and LeAnn Osby (Navajo). The Nizhoni Hozho Project makes ribbon skirts for girls in residential schools. Lead by Jr. Miss Indian Chicago, Nizhoni Ward, this project is using Nizhoni's gift of sewing to make ribbon skirts for residential students attending schools on Indigenous "Native American" reservations. She started off with…

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Audio Overdose

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Everyone welcome to join the American Indian Center for an evening of music, discussion and beverages. They are asking folks to bring three songs to share (see below) and a story of why you selected those particular songs. Bring your iPod or mp3 player and they will connect you to the soundboard. An evening for music lovers and aficionados. Themes (open to interpretation): 1st Round: Carte Blanche 2nd Round: Woman Vocalist 3rd Round: Up in Smoke For more info email…

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December 2018

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

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join the American Indian Center for the opening of Urban Sovereignty at the Center: A Retrospective of the American Indian Center, a special exhibit celebrating the American Indian Center's history. The event will feature a special look at the exhibit, with a co-curator panel discussion at 6 pm.

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

December 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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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 [email protected] for group rates and scheduling.

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January 2019

Men’s Talking Circle

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States

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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February 2019

AIC Annual Meeting

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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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,…

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Our Stories- Native Elder & Youth Connections

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
American Indian Center, 3401 West Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Calling ALL community members to join us at this family-friendly event. This event will focus on those aspects of Native culture and history that keep tribal people connected to their ancestors and their homelands while living in Urban cities. We honor and respect all of our local Elders and know that they are the Knowledge Keepers of today. At this event, community Elders and Youth will facilitate special activities including Satchet making, a You & Me art project, corn husk…

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