At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Conference: American Indian Urban Families & Communities

The School of Social Service Administration, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Student Government Finance Committee, and the University of Chicago Native American Student Association present:

"American Indian Urban Families and Communities: Living Cultures, Education, Social Work and Policy"

Saturday, April 2, 2011
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School of Social Service Administration (map/parking)
969 E. 60th Street Chicago Illinois

This conference will introduce participants to a history of the relocation of American Indians to cities and will examine the challenges and barriers faced by families in accessing social services and education in Chicago. An overview of traditional education and history will be presented and the role of social workers in advocating for urban American Indians will be discussed.

Keynote Address:
"The Modern Indian from Relocation to Cities"

Don Fixico, PhD, Distinguished Foundation Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty of American Indian Studies, Arizona State University

A panel of Chicago-based American Indian educators will feature: Jolene Aleck, Louis Delgado, Lola Hill, PhD, Georgina Roy, Ken Scott, Dorene Wiese, Ed.D

Music and Dance Performance by the Black Hawk Performance Company and the Been Na Un Den Nah Drum

A presentation of traditional education and history by Andrew Begay

Registration Guidelines and Deadlines:

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by March 23, 2011.
Please register on-line here.

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