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November 2017 

American Indian Center Smoke Signals Newsletter


Community Potluck 
and Building Blessing

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AIC Art Department





Everbody Dance!

Visit the James R. Thompson Center's Atrium to get a sneak preview of the AIC's traveling exhibit "Everybody Dance!" through Friday, November 17th.



Everybody Dance! 
Curator's Panel Discussion 

Friday, November 17th @ 1pm
@ James R. Thompson Center, 
2nd Floor Conference Room
100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601



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Audio Overdose
Thursday, November 30th @ 6:30pm
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64th Annual
Chicago Powwow

Due to public demand we have scheduled
the powwow for December 9, 2017.  
Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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Community Events 
St. Kateri Center
Senior Luncheon

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Heid E. Erdrich

12:30pm Kresge Hall, Room 1515
Heid E. Erdrich is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media and Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest, which was a City Pages Top Ten food book for 2014. Heid has curated many exhibits of contemporary Native American art since 2007. Her collaborative poem films have been selected for screening at festivals internationally including ImagineNative, Native Film Festival, Vision Maker, and at the Santa Fe Indian Market film festival, Class-X. These poem videos have won Best of Fest, and a Best Experimental Short awards in 2014 and 2015. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches the MFA Creative Writing low-residency program of Augsburg College.

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65th Annual Chicago Powwow
Committee Planning Meeting


All invited to participate in the planning
of the 2018 Annual Chicago Powwow

Tuesday, November 28th @ 6-7pm
@ AIC - Arts Room
3401 West Ainslie, Chicago, Illinois 60625


Public Transportation Encouraged


Spirit Game
Film Screening and Discussion Panel

@ Arc Light Cinemas, 1500 North Clybourn
Wednesday, Nov 29th @ 7pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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