Native American Summit 2022

Make your voice heard, meet with legislators.

On November 16, 2022, the Native American Summit was held at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, IL.

The summit brought together leaders from Native American communities in Chicago to discuss issues of importance to their communities and to share best practices.

The Ceremony

The summit began with a traditional Native American opening ceremony, which included a prayer, songs, and dances. The ceremony was led by members of the local Native American community and set the tone for the rest of the day.

News and Media

Latest news and media coverages of the Native American Summit

Native American Illinois residents have voices heard during Springfield summit

Fox32 News

Illinois Native Americans to gather at state Capitol, demand inclusion

The State Journal-Register

Chicago Native American community hosting summit in Springfield


Illinois Natives rally at the Old State Capitol to demand inclusion

Local Today

Chicago group puts spotlight on Indigenous issues

Indian Country Today

UIC professor talks emotional weight of Thanksgiving for Native Americans



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