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.




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.