Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with CPL

Join CPL in our celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November. 

We'll have events for all ages and interests, from music performances to craft workshops, celebrating Native American culture and tradition.

Join us for our keynote events: 

  • Everybody Dance! 7 Decades of Chicago Pow Wow, 2 p.m. November 17 at Edgebrook Branch: The Redline Singers perform Southern Plains-style intertribal Pow Wow songs, and members of the Chicago-based Native American community perform Pow Wow dances. This event celebrates the Everybody Dance! 7 Decades of Chicago Pow Wow exhibit at Edgebrook.
  • Horner Park Mound Project, 6:30 p.m. November 29 at Sulzer Regional Library: Learn about a proposal to build a coil mound by SantiagoX, an indigenous futurist artist and a descendant of North American Mound Builders. 


We'll have events for all ages around the city. Highlights include:

  • Native American Storytelling and Art Project: Fawn Pochel (First Nations Cree) from the American Indian Center leads storytelling sessions from Native authors for children, followed by a craft. November 10 at Kelly Branch.
  • Indigenous by Design: YOUmedia Game Night with games created by indigenous game designers, including Chicago's own Allen Turner, creator of the role-playing game Ehdrigohr. November 8 at Albany Park Branch.
  • Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World: Film screening about Native American pioneers in rock 'n' roll. November 14 at Bezazian Branch.
  • Storytelling with Mama Edie: Mama Edie, an African Native American, provides stories of her blended cultures of West African, Native American and Latino, with special tributes to the First Nation people who inhabited the areas of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. November 7 at Woodson Regional Library.

Book Discussions

Join a book discussion at one of the following branches:


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