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Saturday October 2, 2021

See photos and videos on our Facebook page.


Whose Lakefront Information Workshop

Thursday September 16, 2021

A workshop on the historical background for the project and contemporary views on Native land and Native sovereignty, presented by members of the Whose Lakefront Planning Committee.

Workshop for Native & Indigenous College Students

Monday September 20, 2021

Graduate and undergraduate college students are invited to hear from leading professionals about their activism work in Chicago and the greater Indigenous community. Each student will gain a greater understanding of the Whose Lakefront project, learn about historical and contemporary issues from Indigenous leaders, and form new connections with fellow student peers interested in advancing Indigenous initiatives.

Indian Chicago: Author Talk with John Low 

Wednesday September 29, 2021

Part of Chicago Public Library's One Book One Chicago​

Panel with Whose Lakefront Planning Committee

Monday October 25, 2021

Part of Chicago Public Library's One Book One Chicago​

Exhibition of Whose Lakefront Documentation

December 12, 2021 - March 20, 2022

Part of "New Dream" group exhibition

Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL

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  • Jacob Adams (Colville Nation, Arrow Lakes Band), Program Coordinator, Native American Support Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago;

  • Andrea Carlson (Grand Portage Ojibwe), artist;

  • Aaron Golding (Seneca Nation), writer and Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Affairs at Northwestern University; 

  • Phoebe Kuo, artist;

  • JeeYeun Lee, artist;

  • John Low (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians), Associate Professor, Ohio State University Newark; 

  • Heather Miller (Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma), former Executive Director, American Indian Center; 

  • Dave Spencer (Mississippi Chata/Dine), Director of Arts and Culture, American Indian Center of Chicago;

  • Billie Warren (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi);

  • Madolyn Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi), Manager of Tribal Placement and Development, Four Winds Casinos; and member of American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky & Michiana Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression;

  • Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo & Korean), artist and Community Engagement Coordinator, Field Museum.



This project is supported by The Propeller Fund and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Individual Artist Program, and is a partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021.

The design of this website was generously donated by Regan Ables, Lucy Angell, Raychel Curry, and Rose Pijak, under the guidance of Professor Chris Myers as part of the Design for Understanding course at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Note: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Council is not officially involved in this project.