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Council of Elders


Traditionally, Elders are the wisdom keepers selected by their peoples as caretakers of the sacred teachings, experiences, stories, and practices of their cultures passed down from generation to generation. The Egan Office recognizes the intellectual, scholarly, and cultural contributions of some of Chicago’s Elders who have played an active role in politics, education, and the environment. The Council of Elders works closely with Egan’s staff and students to share their collective wisdom and knowledge to reinforce the vision and mission statement of the Egan Office.