Chicago Blackhawks Charities is proud to create a long-term partnership with the American Indian Center and has pledged through its community fund to assist the Native American population in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
This page expresses a genuine partnership and is a tool to help educate the larger community and fan base by sharing Native American culture, along with the activities and programs held in conjunction with the AIC.
If you would like to learn more, engage or support the American Indian Center of Chicago, the oldest urban Indian Center in the country, please visit aic-chicago.org.
Eagle Feather Staff carried by our Shawnee Tribal Veteran
Shawnee tribal veteran Phill proudly carried the Hilda Williams family Eagle Feather staff that has been used in the Chicago area since the late 40's for cultural education. The Eagle Feather Staff representing the first flag of this country is still used today to teach, share our culture and stories about native veterans through out many wars. A more detailed history can be found at the Trickster Art Gallery "Wall of Honor" a Tribute to Native Veterans exhibit in Schaumburg, Il.
A Native Veteran is represented on the ice at the United Center for the national anthem during the regular season and in each round of the playoffs.