Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Briefs. Discussion »
CHICAGO In an effort to develop a comprehensive plan that will benefit American Indians living in Chicago, leaders of several not for profit agencies that currently supply direct services to the Indian community are hosting an American Indian community wide conference this Saturday at the American Indian Center of Chicago.
The American Indian Center will Host the Planning Event
The goal of the day is to develop a statement that will serve as the focus for short and long-term plans regarding the future growth and development of the community. American Indians participating in this gathering will engage in active dialogue on health, education, housing and other issues.
The American Indian Center will serve as the conference site; however, sponsorship rests with all of the Native organizations listed below.
This conference is a collaborative undertaking and is expected to produce enormous benefits for the American Indian community, including a more efficient and effective service delivery system, a broader vision for community change, and greater visibility in Chicago.
Financial support for this event has been provided by R. McCormick Foundation, and the Polk Bros. Foundation.
A free lunch will be provided. Transportation assistance will be provided up to $5.00 to the first 100 people.
Chicago American Indian Community-Wide Conference
Saturday, June 23
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, cdt
American Indian Center of Chicago
1630 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Monica Whitepigeon in Chicago contributed to this story.
posted June 20, 2012 8:40 am edt