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Guide to the Native American Educational Services Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference Records 1980-1999

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Native American Educational Services. Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference. Records

Dates:

1980-1999

Size:

4 linear feet (8 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference was a series of conferences that sought to bring together the Native American community in and around the Chicago area. This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services. The bulk of the collection spans the years 1981-1987, and consists of a variety of administrative and programming materials, including meeting minutes, agendas, reports, statements, publicity material, resolutions, financial materials, questionnaires, abstracts and schedules. The collection also contains photographs from a policy breakfast meeting in 1999.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Native American Educational Services, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference (CAICOC) developed as a direct result of the organizational training and development classes offered by the Community Board Training Program (CBTP) and the Native American Educational Services (NAES) College during 1980-1981. During a Chicago Political Systems class in March 1981, class members raised key questions which led to a conference on May 4, 1981, hosted by CBTP and sponsored by NAES. This meeting brought together representatives of fifteen Chicago Indian community organizations and programs to discuss the need for a community conference. The overall goals and objectives of the conference were determined to be: 1) to develop statements on common issues affecting the Chicago Indian community; 2) to provide a more effective networking system among Chicago Indian community agencies; and 3) to develop a statement of purpose on behalf of the community, as well as drafting position statements on a wide range of issues directly affecting the Indian urban community. These statements would then serve as a guide and resource to community development efforts for the next several years.

The result of this initial conference was the development of CAICOC, which was held on June 25-26, 1981 at the American Indian Center in Chicago. CAICOC was structured to obtain maximum participation and input from the Indian community. Eight representatives per organization were encouraged to attend, with the recommendation that four of these participants be community members or service recipients.

The total number of participants at CAICOC was 132, representing thirty-five different tribes and members of 22 different organizations, programs and tribal clubs serving the Chicago Native American community. Statements were developed on the following core issues: Chicago Indian Community and Other Communities; Economic Development; Education; Employment; Health; Housing; Legal Services; Public Relations (Media); Social Services Delivery; and Youth Services.

The success of this conference and the continuing need to further address position statements led to a follow-up retreat, which was held June 4-6, 1982 at the Woodstock Conference Center in Woodstock, Illinois. 38 directors and board executives from all of the Chicago area Native American organizations and programs attended. Specific action plans on various issues were developed to promote and design programs to meet the needs of the Chicago Native American community, and to identify those agencies with services already in place. Annual CAICOC retreats, with on-going subcommittee activities guided by the action plans developed at the retreats, continued for several years, due in large part to the continuing support and direction of Louis Delgado, Director of the Community Board Training Program at NAES College and CAICOC Conference Coordinator. CAICOC was also involved in publications on community development and organization.

The last CAICOC retreat was held in June 1985; however, committee activities continued until about June 1987, when the Chicago American Indian Working Together Community-Wide Conference was sponsored by CAICOC in February 1987.

Scope Note

This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services. The collection documents the Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conferences from 1981 to 1987, as well as a policy breakfast in 1999. Also included are records of the Community Board Training Project (CBTP), which led to the first CAICOC conference. This collection is separated into three sections; the first contains background materials for planning future American Indian conferences. The second contains publications that came out of the Conferences. The last section contains materials related to the conferences themselves. Files within these sections are arranged chronologically. The collection contains a variety of administrative and programming materials, including meeting minutes, agendas, reports, statements, publicity material, resolutions, financial materials, questionnaires, abstracts and schedules.

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Native American Educational Services. Community Board Training Project

Subject Headings

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Box 1   Folder 1

Background, Community Board Training Project, abstract of budget and plans, 1980

Box 1   Folder 2

Background, Community Board Training Project, "Assessment of Training Needs," survey and reports, June 1980

Box 1   Folder 3

Background, Community Board Training Project, "Final Report for Financial Year 1980-1981," 1981

Box 1   Folder 4

Background, Chicago Indians, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference (CAICOC) plans, 1982

Box 1   Folder 5

Background, Chicago Indians, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference (CAICOC) plans, 1983

Box 1   Folder 6

Background, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, mission statement, 1989

Box 1   Folder 7

Background, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, logo and letterhead, no date

Box 1   Folder 8

Background, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, mailing lists, no date

Box 1   Folder 9

Publications, Chicago American Indian Community Service Directories, 1980-1987

Box 1   Folder 10

Publications, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, statement of purpose, 1981

Box 1   Folder 11

Publications, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, "Data Project Fact Book – Work Materials, Part 1," 1984

Box 1   Folder 12

Publications, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, "Data Project Fact Book – Work Materials, Part 2," 1984

Box 2   Folder 1

Publications, Native American Business Directory, 1991

Box 2   Folder 2

Conferences, 1981 Conference, agenda, June 25-26, 1981

Box 2   Folder 3

Conferences, 1981 Conference, consultant service agreement, 1981

Box 2   Folder 4

Conferences, 1981 Conference, expenses and budgets, 1981

Box 2   Folder 5

Conferences, 1981 Conference, facilitators, information, 1981

Box 2   Folder 6

Conferences, 1981 Conference, feedback form, survey, 1981

Box 2   Folder 7

Conferences, 1981 Conference, funding request letters, 1981

Box 2   Folder 8

Conferences, 1981 Conference, goals and objectives, 1981

Box 2   Folder 9

Conferences, 1981 Conference, issues discussed – conference discussion guides, 1981

Box 2   Folder 10

Conferences, 1981 Conference, issues discussed – development papers, drafts, 1981

Box 2   Folder 11

Conferences, 1981 Conference, issues discussed – final statements, drafts, 1981

Box 2   Folder 12

Conferences, 1981 Conference, mailing list, 1981

Box 2   Folder 13

Conferences, 1981 Conference, minutes and committees lists, 1981

Box 2   Folder 14

Conferences, 1981 Conference, packets for attendees, 1981

Box 2   Folder 15

Conferences, 1981 Conference, participant's committee meeting, 1981

Box 2   Folder 16

Conferences, 1981 Conference, publicity and press releases, 1981

Box 2   Folder 17

Conferences, 1981 Conference, purpose statement, 1981

Box 2   Folder 18

Conferences, 1981 Conference, registration cards and lists, attendance lists, 1981

Box 2   Folder 19

Conferences, 1981 Conference, registration forms and letters, 1981

Box 2   Folder 20

Conferences, 1981 Conference, report on conference, draft, 1981

Box 2   Folder 21

Conferences, 1981 Conference, staff chores lists, 1981

Box 2   Folder 22

Conferences, 1981 Conference, "Statement of Purpose," drawings, 1981

Box 2   Folder 23

Conferences, 1981 Conference, "Statement of Purpose," publication, 1981

Box 2   Folder 24

Conferences, 1981 Conference, steering committee meetings, 1981

Box 2   Folder 25

Conferences, 1981 Conference, "Supplemental and Supportive Services", 1981

Box 3   Folder 1

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, committee meetings, drafts and minutes, 1981-1982

Box 3   Folder 2

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, humanities book proposal, 1981-1982

Box 3   Folder 3

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, "Action Plan," part 1, 1982

Box 3   Folder 4

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, "Action Plan," part 2, 1982

Box 3   Folder 5

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, issues discussed, 1982

Box 3   Folder 6

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, packet for attendees, 1982

Box 3   Folder 7

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, planning for reports, budgets, and committee meetings, 1982

Box 3   Folder 8

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, registration and invitations, 1982

Box 3   Folder 9

Conferences, 1981-1982 Conference, retreat, resolutions and motions, 1982

Box 3   Folder 10

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Census Study Committee, approvals and correspondence, 1982-1983

Box 3   Folder 11

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, committee activities, updated March 1983

Box 3   Folder 12

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meeting minutes, 1982-1983

Box 4   Folder 1

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Education Subcommittee, "Plan for the Support of the American Indian Education System of Chicago," by David L. Beaulieu, drafts and reports, 1982-1983

Box 4   Folder 2

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, action plan, part 1, 1983

Box 4   Folder 3

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, action plan, part 2, 1983

Box 4   Folder 4

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, evaluations by attendees, 1983

Box 4   Folder 5

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, packet for attendees, 1983

Box 4   Folder 6

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, Planning Committee, budgets and correspondence, 1983

Box 4   Folder 7

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, registration, forms and confirmations, 1983

Box 4   Folder 8

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, reports on the retreat, 1983

Box 4   Folder 9

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, resolutions passed at conference, 1983

Box 4   Folder 10

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, Steering Committee, meeting minutes, 1983

Box 4   Folder 11

Conferences, 1982-1983 Conference, Retreat, workshop registration, 1983

Box 4   Folder 12

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Calendar Mailing List, 1983

Box 5   Folder 1

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, committee activities, updated June 1984

Box 5   Folder 2

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Data Collection Project, 1984

Box 5   Folder 3

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Economic Development, American Indian Economic Development Association (AIEDA), surveys and information, 1983-1984

Box 5   Folder 4

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Economic Development, Subcommittee Meeting, 1983-1984

Box 5   Folder 5

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Urban Economic Development (UNICUED) statement of support, 1984

  • Folder 6: Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Education, Community Board Training Project (CBTP) Educational Services Proposal for Financial Year 1983-1984
Box 5   Folder 7

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meetings, part 1, 1983-1984

Box 5   Folder 8

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meetings, part 2, 1983-1984

Box 5   Folder 9

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Education Subcommittee, Needs Assessment Survey, 1983-1984

Box 5   Folder 10

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Education Subcommittee, press release, 1983-1984

Box 6   Folder 1

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, publication, "Case Study on Indian Education in Chicago," December 1983

Box 6   Folder 2

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Housing Subcommittee, meetings, 1983-1984

Box 6   Folder 3

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Housing Subcommittee, planning questionnaires, 1983-1984

Box 6   Folder 4

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan Part I – Chicago Community and other Communities, 1984

Box 6   Folder 5

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan Part II – Education, 1984

Box 6   Folder 6

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan Part III – Health, 1984

Box 6   Folder 7

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan IV – Social Services, 1984

Box 6   Folder 8

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan V – Housing, 1984

Box 6   Folder 9

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan VI – Economic Development, 1984

Box 6   Folder 10

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Action Plan VII – Employment, 1984

Box 6   Folder 11

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, Planning Committee, meeting minutes, 1984

Box 6   Folder 12

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Retreat, resolutions, 1984

Box 6   Folder 13

Conferences, 1983-1984 Conference, Steering Committee, meetings, 1983-1984

Box 6   Folder 14

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Advisory Board, project abstract drafts and information, 1984

Box 6   Folder 15

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Economic Development Subcommittee, meetings, 1984

Box 6   Folder 16

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Economic Development Subcommittee, proposals, 1984-1985j

Box 7   Folder 1

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, 1984-1985

Box 7   Folder 2

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Housing Subcommittee, survey background, 1984-1985

Box 7   Folder 3

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Housing Subcommittee, survey questionnaires, part 1, 1984-1985

Box 7   Folder 4

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Housing Subcommittee, survey questionnaires, part 2, 1984-1985

Box 7   Folder 5

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Housing Subcommittee, survey report, 1985

Box 7   Folder 6

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Retreat, action plans, 1985

Box 7   Folder 7

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Retreat, packets for attendees, 1985

Box 7   Folder 8

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Retreat, planning, budgets, meeting minutes, 1985

Box 7   Folder 9

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Retreat, resolutions, correspondence, 1985

Box 7   Folder 10

Conferences, 1984-1985 Conference, Steering Committee, meeting minutes, 1985

Box 8   Folder 1

Conferences, 1985-1986 Conference, action plans, 1985-1986

Box 8   Folder 2

Conferences, 1985-1986 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meeting minutes and proposals, part 1, 1985-1986

Box 8   Folder 3

Conferences, 1985-1986 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meeting minutes and proposals, part 2, 1985-1986

Box 8   Folder 4

Conferences, 1985-1986 Conference, Steering Committee, meeting minutes, 1985-1986

Box 8   Folder 5

Conferences, 1986-1987 Conference, Education Subcommittee, meeting minutes, 1986-1987

Box 8   Folder 6

Conferences, 1986-1987 Conference, final report with resolutions, 1986-1987

Box 8   Folder 7

Conferences, 1986-1987 Conference, planning information and meetings, 1986-1987

Box 8   Folder 8

Conferences, 1986-1987 Conference, Steering Committee, meeting minutes, 1986-1987

Box 8   Folder 9

Conferences, Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference, policy breakfast, schedules, photographs, 1999