Chicagoland has the third largest urban population of Native Americans, numbering nearly 65,000, from over one hundred tribal nations. Uniting them and promoting fellowship among them is the mission of Chicago’s American Indian Center. Its programs range from archery and moccasin making to food distribution and financial aid. The President of the American Indian Center’s Board of Directors is Chantay Moore, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. Moore, a licensed financial professional become the first female Certified Financial Educator and Instructor in the Chicagoland area. She also is the Director of Native American Financial Literacy Services and takes part in Chicago Public Schools American Indian Education Program.
Why this stop? The American Indian Center is a block from the Brown Line Kimball stop.
Learn about the Native Americans who lived in the area now called Chicago.
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