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Saturday October 2, 2021

Photos and videos on Facebook page.

Press coverage: 


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.

Panel with Whose Lakefront Planning Committee

Monday October 25, 2021

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

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​

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

More information at:


Lead artist:

JeeYeun Lee

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

  • Andrea Carlson (Grand Portage Ojibwe), artist;

  • Iris Colburn, Museum of Contemporary Art;

  • Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek nation of Oklahoma), Director, Native American Support Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago;

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

  • Phoebe Kuo, 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 generously supported by

  • The Propeller Fund

  • City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Individual Artist Program

  • Illinois Arts Council (a state agency) Individual Artist Support grant


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.

The project also received support and help from:

  • 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

  • American Indian Center

  • Apple Michigan Avenue

  • Chicago Architecture Biennial

  • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Public Art Program

  • Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation

  • Chicago Public Library

  • Columbia College Chicago

  • Floating Museum

  • Hyde Park Art Center

  • National Louis University

  • Northwestern University

  • Osaka Sushi

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Native American Support Program


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this project happen:

  • Cecilia Beaven

  • Sofia Brunwin

  • Lucia Calderon

  • Teri Carson

  • Min Li Chan

  • Hugo Chavez

  • DJ Cherry 

  • Ethan Chiu

  • Lili Christou 

  • Mark Diaz

  • Nia Easley 

  • Peter Fitzpatrick

  • Noelle Garcia

  • Wayde Grinstead

  • Rhoda Gutierrez

  • Ana Hedenstrom 

  • Mark Holt 

  • Tiffeny Jimenez

  • Xochi Juarez

  • Jane Kim

  • Viridiana Martinez

  • David Merz

  • Frances Lee 

  • Maryrose Pavkovic

  • Andrea Plamondon 

  • Risa Puleo

  • Harlan Rosen

  • Avery Ruse 

  • Morgan Sannes 

  • Sara Slawnik

  • Kate Snider 

  • Karen Su

  • Paul Teruel

  • Allen Turner

  • Lydia Winklbauer 

  • Zespo


Thank you to the generous donors:

  • Les Begay

  • Andrea Bial

  • Ally Brisbin

  • Carolyn Back

  • Andrea Carlson

  • Teri Carson

  • Iris Colburn

  • Tracy Costello

  • Ann de Forest

  • Nia Easley

  • Marjorie Fritz-Birch

  • Tanya Gill

  • Wayde Grinstead

  • Susan Goethel Campbell

  • Aram Han Sifuentes

  • Brooke Hummer

  • Tiffeny Jimenez

  • Deirdre Colgan Jones

  • Jihye Kim

  • Dorothy Lammie-Hanson

  • Joseph Lefthand

  • Elizabeth Mehringer

  • Mark Newport

  • Allison O’Flinn

  • Maryrose Pavkovic

  • Cristal Ramirez

  • PD Rearick

  • Robert Remer

  • Roman Susan Art Foundation

  • Sara Slawnik

  • Dolores Slowinski

  • Karen Su

  • Aubrie Tossmann

  • Lisa Vinebaum

  • Vitaliy Vladimirov

  • Meredith Walker

  • Jacob Watson

  • Cynthia Weiss

  • Anne Wilson

  • Fo Wilson

  • Injeong Yoon

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

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