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Online Resources and Local Places to Visit
An Indigenous History of the Upper Great Lakes Region
This mini-course, taught by Prof. Patty Loew, Director of Northwestern’s Center for Native American & Indigenous Research, focuses on the history of our region from the perspective of First Peoples.
A good primer on both the history and the present lives of indigenous peoples in the United States.
Evanston’s own Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of only a handful of museums across the country that focuses exclusively on the art, history, and culture of Native American and First Nation peoples from throughout the United States and Canada. It promotes public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives.
Links to programming, resources and scholarship on Native American and Indigenous issues.
The mission of the American Indian Center of Chicago (AIC) is 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.
A series of articles and videos about the Chicago area’s Native American communities.
A tour that can be completed online or while walking the Northwestern campus, which makes indigenous connections to campus visible through writing, photos, video, maps, and links to additional online resources.
First Nations Garden (Wiinso, Wiikonge Otishinikaaso) was established in the Spring of 2019 due to community organizing led by Chi-Nations Youth Council with support from Alderman Carlos Rosa of the 35th Ward. Currently, Chi-Nations is working closely with Neighborspace to ensure a more sustainable future for the garden.
A project that aims to shed light on the natural environment and cultural history of Chicago, a city that is home to the third-largest urban Native American population in the United States.
The Field Museum invites you to connect with diverse Native stories and the individuals who share them. Dive deeply into current issues, like threats to Native land and the rights of tribal nations to govern themselves. Celebrate the thriving, modern cultures of today’s Native communities.
Information about the Tribal Nations of the Chicago region, with links for further information. Content used by permission of the American Library Association, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.
Find documentaries and films by and about Native Americans in these collections, free to view with your Evanston Public Library card!
An online collection of Indigenous-made films.