Please read CPL’s Land Acknowledgement in partnership with the American Indian Center in Chicago:
The Chicago Public Library is located on the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox also called this area home. The region has long been a center for Indigenous people to gather, trade, and maintain kinship ties. Today, one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States resides in Chicago. Members of this community continue to contribute to the life of this city and to celebrate their heritage, practice traditions, and care for the land and waterways.
View all Native American Heritage Month events. Highlights include:
Adults and Teens
- The Ribbon Skirts of Agnes Woodward: 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 2
- Walking in Two Worlds: Growing Up Indigenous in Turtle Island: 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 9
- Indigenerdity with Jonnie Jae: 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 10
- Representation Matters with Debra Yepa-Pappan: 6 p.m. Monday, November 15
- Film Screening: Smoke Signals: 6 p.m. Monday, November 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13
Kids and Families
- Storytime with Illustrator Monica Rickert: 11 a.m. Thursday, November 11
- Drop-in: Jingle Bracelets: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 10
- A Rain of Night Birds by Deena Metzger: 5 p.m. Thursday, November 18
- There There by Tommy Orange: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 27
Print our coloring sheet, Zangy Moles, by Chicago artist Monica Rickert.