Education Department at the American Indian Center of Chicago


Mission Statement

The Education Department’s mission is to create and implement safe, positive and empowering learning environments that prepare Native and non-Native youth, adults, elders, and professionals to contribute to the well being of Indigenous peoples.

Vision Statement

The Education Department’s vision is a community of culturally vibrant youth, adults, and elders who are knowledgeable, capable, responsible, respectful and striving for “minobimaadiziwin” – the good life.



Fall Programming!

Please Join Us For The Following Activities:


Basket Making  Mondays 5-7pm

This class will focus on the harvesting, preparation, and weaving of sweetgrass, black ash, and birch bark for basket making in the Anishinaabe tradition.


Indigenous Science Days – Monthly around the city

November dates to be determined:

Families and community members of all ages are invited to participate in Indigenous science activities at AIC and at different outdoor sites across the city. Participate in seasonally and culturally based activities including harvesting, land restoration and management, invasive species removal, planting, etc.


Chi-Nations Youth Group  Wednesdays 5-7pm

Native American Youth Council open to ages 13-24 years old. We will continue to discuss fundraising ideas that serve community. Funds will be used for a summer excursion. After the planning meeting, there will be open gym. All youth are invited to attend and participate. Food and drinks will be served.  For more information email Fawn:


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