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 will convene 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.
Head over to our Chicagoland Artist Directory Webpage to learn more about our featured Artist of the Month: Norma Roberston! Directory: https://chicagoaicc.com/native-artists-in-the-chicagoland-area/) Han. Norma Robertson emaciyapi. I’m an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton... READ MORE
The Mitchell Museum is seeking a Part-Time Executive Director. You can follow this link to view the description or you can read it below. Mitchell Museum of the American Indian Staff Position: Part-Time... READ MORE
American Indian Health Services Testing Schedule Please call the AIHS main line at 773-883-9100 to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing. New Testing Schedule as of April 6th, 2021: COVID Drive-Up or Walk-Up Testing... READ MORE
Take our Youth and Elder Community Survey to give us insight into your thoughts on CAICC’s Youth and Elder circle! You can take the survey by following this link: http://bit.ly/YEC-survey There will be... READ MORE