Community. Advocacy. Planning.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHANTAY MOORE!!
Chantay was recently notified that she is a recipient of the 40 Under 40 award from The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).
This prestigious award is bestowed upon Native Americans under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication while making significant contributions in their professions and communities. Past award winners span diverse fields from government to entertainment. Awardees are selected by the Board of NCAIED.
“Whether in tribal leadership, business, medicine, the law, arts and entertainment, or academia, Native American 40 Under 40 awardees represent the best of Indian Country – and its future,” said Chris James, President and CEO of The National Center. “Recognizing deserving young leaders is just one way The National Center empowers for generations. I look forward to welcoming the 2023 Class of 40 Under 40 awardees at the upcoming Reservation Economic Summit.”
The 2023 Native American 40 Under 40 winners will be honored on April 5 during RES 2023 in Las Vegas, NV.
Dedicated to furthering diverse causes and the greater well-being
To provide, advocate and support an inter-tribal urban system of education, through networks of Native American Programs and other providers to increase academic and career success.
Arts & Culture
To nurture and promote creative and economic development of Native arts and culture in the Chicago area by gathering and sharing relevant information, providing and publicizing events.
Advocacy and political action to establish a Statewide Native American Commission and get Native American representation on various relevant statewide commissions.
Media & Outreach
To create and support information sharing within & outside the CAICC community to expand the media communication and coverage of community issues and concerns.
Seventh Annual Urban Native Education Conference:
Making Way for the Next Seven Generations
Held on April 14-15, 2023
Make your own regalia: Powwow Etiquette Origin Stories
Indigenous Authors: Monthly Book Club
American Indian Center: Senior Lunch
Youth Talking CircleRepeating Event
COMMUNITY BISON PROJECTRepeating Event
New Youth Art Exhibit
VFW Post 2202 Veterans MeetingRepeating Event
CPS Job Fair
St. Kateri Center: Senior Luncheon
2023 St. Kateri Center Family Retreat
Ethnobotany in our Region: Native Plants and Indigenous Culture
Come Learn How To: Make Your Own RegaliaRepeating Event
CNAIR BROWN BAG SERIES SPRING 2023Repeating Event
Drumming and Dancing – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7pmRepeating Event
Harvesting Red Willow
CALLING ALL YOUTHRepeating Event
YOUR NATIVE HERITAGERepeating Event
A Community Listening Session
St. Kateri Center Annual Pow Wow
Class of 2023: Achievement Celebration
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.
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.