Sixth Annual Urban Native Education Conference:
Water Ways of Life: Teachings, Practices, and Knowledge in Action
Held on April 21-23, 2022 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie, IL 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 6th annual CAICC Urban Native Education Conference, whether you joined virtually, in-person, or both! We enjoyed celebrating our theme with you all with Water Ways of Life: Traditions, Practices, and Knowledge in Action

This 6th annual conference facilitated the exchange of strategies, tools, and research for Native American education in urban communities. We had a great lineup including Marty Matlock (USDA), Patty Loew, (Northwestern), Christine Livingston (Indiana Dunes), Forrest Bruce (Northwestern), Andrew Johnson (Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois), Raquel Garcia-Alvarez and Michelle Uting (Forest Preserves of Cook County), Lynn Long, and Ryann Unabia (ICWA). 

If you missed it or would like to watch the sessions again, you can find them below. Also, check out a few photos from the weekend’s events!

We look forward to gathering again next spring 2023!

Below are recordings from each of the sessions below. Note: The conference location was not ideal for a hybrid virtual setting, thus, some of the recordings are not the best quality. Please keep this in mind as you review the videos. We thank you for your grace as we learn these new modalities and will keep this in mind as we plan future conferences.

Thank you!

CAICC Education YouTube Channel

For additional questions, contact Education Committee Co-Chairs:

Josee Starr:
Ronnie Preston:

A special thank you to all of our sponsors for without their support, this conference would not have been possible:

American Indian Center Incorporated 

Chicago Public School American Indian Education Program

Field Museum

Native American Support Program, the University of Illinois at Chicago

Northwestern University

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

St. Kateri Center

Visionary Ventures