Member Organizations are listed below in alphabetical order by name

American Indian Association of Illinois

Contact Information:

Dr. Dorene Wiese, President
Address: 1650 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-338-8320
Email: dwiese@aol.com
Website: http://chicago-american-indian-edu.org/

American Indian Center of Chicago

Contact Information:

Heather Miller, Executive Director
Address: 3401 W Ainslie St, Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-275-5871
Email: info@aicchicago.org
Website: aicchicago.org

Mission:

Since our inception, American Indian Center (AIC) has adhered to its founders’ mission:

“To promote fellowship among Indian people of all Tribes living in metropolitan Chicago and to create bonds of understanding and communication between Indians and non-Indians in this city. To advance the general welfare of American Indians into the metropolitan community life; to foster the economic advancement of Indian people, to sustain cultural, artistic, and avocational pursuits; and to perpetuate Indian cultural values.”

American Indian Health Services of Chicago

Contact Information:

Address: 4326 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: 773-883-9100
Fax: 773-883-0005
Website: http://aihschgo.org/

California Indian Manpower Consortium (CIMC)

Contact Information:

Address:1945 W Wilson Ave, Suite 6106, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-271-2413
Website: http://cimcinc.org/

Caroline and Ora Smith Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Mary Smith
Founder, President and Chair
Phone: 202-236-0339
Mission:
Based in Chicago, the Caroline and Ora Smith Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization that promotes, sponsors, supports, and trains Native American girls and women around the country in the STEM fields in programs that are evidence-based, culturally appropriate and supported by the community and tailored to what works best in each specific community.
Areas of Focus: Education, Scholarships

CPS American Indian Education Program

Contact Information:

Lisa Bernal, Program Manager
Email: LkbernaL@cps.edu

Eugene Field Elementary School, American Indian Family Resource Center
7019 N. Ashland Ave, Room 209, Chicago, Illinois 60626
Phone: 773.534.2735
Fax: 773-534-2189
Website: www.t7kids.wordpress.com

Mission:

The mission of the Chicago Public Schools American Indian Education Program is to ensure that each American Indian and Alaska Native child within Chicago Public Schools has equal access to educational opportunities citywide. We are federally grant-funded and offer our services through the Chicago Public Schools Office of Language & Cultural Education (OLCE).

Areas of Focus: Education, Culture

Menominee Community Center of Chicago

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Contact Information:

Kathleen McDonald, Director
Address: 3001 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-475-1030
Email: kmcdonald@mitchellmuseum.org
Website: https://www.mitchellmuseum.org/

Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

Contact Information:

Andrew Johnson, Executive Director
Address: 100 N Riverside Plaza, Suite 1670, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 630-926-1700
Email: andrew@nacc-il.org
Website: https://www.nacc-il.org/

Native American Educational Services

Native American House- University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana

Contact Information:

Nicole Boyd, Director
Address: 1204 W Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-244-8983
Email: nboyd4@illinois.edu
Website: http://www.nah.uiuc.edu

Native American Support Program- UIC

Contact Information:

Phone: (312) 996 – 4515
Fax: (312) 413 – 8099
Email: nasp@uic.edu
Website: https://nasp.uic.edu/

Mission:

The missions of NASP is to assist students in achieving their academic goals, increase student minority admissions and retention rates, and engage and inform the Chicago community of indigenous culture’s by providing academic and career coaching, cultural relevant activities, and creating a safe and supportive space for indigenous student concerns.

Areas of Focus: Education, Culture

D’Arcy Mc Nickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library

Contact Information:

Address: 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Email: mcnickle@newberry.org
Phone: 312-255-3569
Website: https://www.newberry.org/darcy-mcnickle-center-american-indian-and-indigenous-studies

Mission:

The D’Arcy McNickle Center aims to encourage the use of the Newberry collections on Indigenous history; improve the quality of what is written about Indigenous peoples; educate teachers about Indigenous cultures, history, and literature; assist Indigenous tribal historians in their research; and provide a meeting ground where scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in Indigenous studies can discuss their work with each other.

Areas of Focus: Education, Research

Northwestern University Native American & Indigenous Initiatives

Contact Information:

Jasmine Gurneau, Manager
Phone: 847-467-6368
Email: jasmine.gurneau@northwestern.edu
Website: http://www.northwestern.edu/native

St. Kateri Center of Chicago

Contact Information:

Jody Roy, Director
jroy@stbenedict.com

Josee Starr, Youth Program Coordinator
jstarr@stbenedict.com

St. Kateri Center of Chicago
3938 N. Leavitt St., Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: 773-509-2344
Website: www.stkatericenterchicago.org

Mission:

The Saint Kateri Center contributes to the mission of the Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Church Universal in the work of the Gospel, inspired by the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. It serves in this mission through worship, evangelization, catechesis, community building, justice, service, healing and reconciliation with Native leadership through worship, education, and service to others and respect for Mother Earth. The Saint Kateri Center is involved in the process of building relationships among the family of God through love and respect.

Areas of Focus: Religious, Faith Based, Catholic

Trickster Cultural Center

Contact Information:

Joseph Podlasek, CEO
Address: 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Phone: 847-301-2090
Email: joep@trickstergallery.com
Website: https://www.tricksterculturalcenter.org/

Visionary Ventures

Contact Information:

Shelly Tucciarelli
Address: 232 S. Oak Street, Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: 312-286-1737
Email: stucciarelli.vvnfp@gmail.com
Website: https://visionaryventuresnfp.wordpress.com/