Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with CPL

November is Native American Heritage Month! Join us for special events for all ages that focus on Native culture, history and customs.

Event Highlights

  • The Return of Navajo Boy Film Screening: A screening of this award-winning documentary by local director Jeff Spitz (Food Patriots) kicks off our celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Following the film, we'll have a Q&A with the director as well as a discussion with members of Chi-Nation Youth Council about their insights and experiences as Native American activists at Standing Rock and elsewhere. Saturday, November 4 at Lozano Branch.
  • The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen: Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge reservation and the founder of The Sioux Chef, is committed to revitalizing Native American cuisine. He has uncovered and mapped the foundations of the indigenous food systems from an indigenous perspective. He shares his work in his new cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen. Co-sponsored by The American Indian Center, the University of Illinois at Chicago Native American Support Program and the UIC Native American Student Organization. Sunday, November 12 at The American Indian Center.

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Art Exhibits

Check out our Native American Heritage Month exhibits at Harold Washington Library Center:

Reading Recommendations

Want to learn more about Native American heritage? We recommend: