The First Nations Garden opened this spring in Albany Park, with hopes of bringing healing to the Native American community in Chicago.
The city is home to the third largest urban Native American population in the country, with about 65,000 people who identify as Native American, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Morning Shift talks to leaders who helped create the garden and what the space means to the Native community in Chicago.
GUESTS: Adrien Pochel, interim co-president of Chi-Nations Youth Council
Heather Miller, executive director of the American Indian Center
LEARN MORE: Chicago’s First Nations Garden (Belt Magazine 4/24/19)
‘We’re still here’ (Chicago Reader 3/18/19)