The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative (CAICC) is a network of seventeen organizations and programs dedicated to meeting the needs and improving conditions for Native Americans in the greater Chicago-land area. All seventeen organizations are committed to a Memorandum of Understanding that clarifies the expectations and responsibilities for the collaborative.

A Steering Committee of seventeen delegates and seventeen alternate delegates representing each individual organization serves as the governing board for CAICC and oversees decisions regarding policies and programming. Committees focusing on Arts & Culture, Education, Advocacy and Political Action, and Media and Outreach further develop strategies and initiatives in their topical areas.

The Administrative Oversight Committee (AOC) oversees budget expenditures and modifications based on financial reports prepared by the Fiscal Agent and Lead Facilitator. The AOC also provides support for grant opportunities, report submissions, hiring processes, and strategic planning to the Lead Facilitator. The AOC works with funders and other public officials to meet the goals of CAICC.

Administrative Oversight Committee:

Cynthia Soto (UIC Native American Support Program)

Lisa Bernal (CPS American Indian Education Program)

Rose Miron (D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies)

Jody Roy (St. Kateri Center of Chicago)

Lead Facilitator: Samantha Selby; email:

Fiscal Agent: Resilience Partners NFP