Who We Are

The members of the Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) are dedicated to furthering diverse causes and the greater well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and First Nations people in the Chicago area. We seek to maximize effectiveness by creating a forum for fostering mutual aid, political support, positive public recognition, strategic alliances, collaborations, and partnerships.

CAICC convenes organizational leaders and members of the Chicago American Indian community for dialogue, advocacy, and planning with the goal of empowering CAICC to better address the issues and needs of the American Indian community.

Featured Event

4th Annual Native American Housing Fair

The Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (E/WONAP) is hosting its 4th Annual Native American Housing Fair on Wednesday, December 15th through Thursday, December 16th from 10 a.m to 2:00 p.m. CST. This is a virtual event.

Who Should Attend: Tenants, first-time home buyers, and existing homeowners.

Please join us to hear federal and tribal speakers share strategies, activities, and resources related to achieving housing enrichment in tribal communities.

The first 200 registrants will be entered to win a door prize. You must register and be virtually present to win!

For additional information, please contact Mary White at mary.white@hud.gov.


 

Land Acknowledgement

Chicago is the traditional homeland of the Council of the Three Fires: The Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Tribes like the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox also called this area home. Located at the intersection of several great waterways, the land naturally became a site of travel and healing for many Tribes. American Indians continue to call this area home and now Chicago is home to the sixth-largest Urban American Indian community that still practices their heritage, traditions and care for the land and waterways. Today, Chicago continues to be a place that calls many people from diverse backgrounds to live and gather here. Despite the many changes the city has experienced, our American Indian community sees the importance of the land and this place that has always been a city home to many diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

CHICAGO HAS ALWAYS BEEN INDIAN COUNTRY from Dorene Wiese on Vimeo.

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