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PAST EVENTS

 

MSF 23rd Annual Harvest Pow Wow

September 23 and 24, 2017
SATURDAY 11AM - 10PM, SUNDAY 11AM - 5PM
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540

POW WOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

Note: all events/exhibits are subject to change.

Gate Admission:

Adults $12, Seniors 62+ $9, Children 3-12 $7. Kids under 3 free. Purchase advance tickets at a discount by September 15, 2018 at www.harvestpowwow.com/tickets.html. Tickets purchased online are not combinable with any other discounts. Pow Wow admission includes access to Naper Settlement during regular hours.

Bring lawn chairs. Pow Wow takes place rain or shine. No alchohol or drugs allowed. Sorry, no pets. Your admission fee supports MSF and its programs. Event subject to change. For up to date info call MSF 708-257-4300. The Harvest Pow Wow is partially supported by a grant from the city of Naperville.

Programs and exhibits are subject to change. Check back for current updates.

PHOTOGRAPHY DISCLAIMER

Notice to all Pow Wow attendess and participants: There will be professional photographers taking pictures and video recording during the 20th Annual Harvest Pow Wow. With your entrance to the Naper Settlement, you are giving permission for Midwest SOARRING Foundation to use any photos of you which might appear in future promotional materials or advertising used in conjunction with future Pow Wow's.

 

COMCAST CARES VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

April 22, 2017 from 8am-4pm

For the 5th year in a row, Comcast employees will be working with Midwest SOARRING Foundation volunteers at the Heritage Village location in Lockport, IL. Together Comcast employees and SOARRING members will assist in land clean-up and preparation for spring, which involves clearing out and preparing areas for sacred planting along with building cleaning and organization.

There is work for all ages and interests and we always have such a great day working on the land together! The Heritage Village is located at 249 West 2nd Street, Lockport, IL.

Sign up ahead of time to reserve your teeshirt and lunch choice at Comcast in the Community (https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Project/Detail?projectId=8742). If you have questions please contact Sharisse Sheridan at 630.568.3501 or by email at Sharisse_Sheridan@cable.comcast.com.

We look forward to seeing you on April 22nd.

 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER & ANNUAL MEMBER'S MEETING & HOLIDAY PARTY

Saturday, December 10, 2016
6pm-10pm
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Dr.
Joliet, IL. 60432

This gathering is a celebration of the community we build by the work we do. Please bring a dish/dessert to share. Meat, mashed potatoes, rolls, and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP by December 5th 708.257.4300 The schedule is as follows:

Every year we ask our members to bring items to share with those in need. For the children, please bring winter hats, mittens, or a new toy. For the adults, please bring a non-perishable food item, household goods, or toiletries. These items will be delivered to families in need on nearby reservations.

Our annual tradition is to have every person or family who attends the Holiday Party to make a special ornament for our Christmas Tree. We will take turns sharing the meaning of the ornament and hang it on the tree. Our 'Spirit Tree" will stay decorated until after the holidays, on display at the Nature Center. We hope you will each participate in decorating our SOARRING Family tree.

The event is open and free to all 2016 SOARRING Volunteers and Current Members. Memberships can be renewed at the event. All others will be charged a nominal fee of $8 per person. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

#NoDAPL shirts available for sale at the event. If you are looking for something specific let us know and we can have it there for you, for your holiday shopping needs. We look forward to seeing you at our celebration.

 

DRUMMING WITH RON KANUTSKI

Saturday December 3rd, 2016
Noon to 3pm
First United Methodist Church of La Grange,
100 W. Cossitt, La Grange, IL 60525

Join us for an afternoon of drumming with Ron Kanutski. Ron will be with us on Saturday, December 3 from noon until approximately 3PM. Ron Kanutski Come and bring your drum or rattle or just join in to hear Ron share some teachings, stories and lots of laughter! Seats are limited. Price per person is $30 at the door. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please call 708-257-4300. This event will be held at the First United Methodist Church of La Grange, 100 W. Cossitt, La Grange, IL 60525. We are very fortunate that Ron will be coming in again from Canada. This event fills fast-so book early!

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND NATIVE AMERICAN MARKET

TWO WEEKENDS:
Sat & Sun. Nov. 19 & 20th and Nov. 26 & 27, 2016
11am-4pm

Shop for unique handmade Native themed arts and crafts at our holiday market with six different vendors. Consider gifts for family and friends and co-workers for year round gift giving surprises.

Vist SOARRING's gallery exhibition The Repatriation of Iron Tail's Possessions: The Face on the Indian Nickel.

Encourage friends, co-workers and neighbors to stop by our open house to meet Midwest SOARRING members, learn about our cultural events, and browse our gift shop. We encourage new members to join our circle.

 

ORNAMENTS FOR A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE

Saturday November 5, 2016
11AM

Are you crafty? We are looking for help to make ornaments for a special Christmas Tree which will be displayed at the Robert McCormick Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, IL. during the holidays. These will be Native American themed ornaments. We will gather at our Cultural Center on November 5, 2016 at 11AM. Lunch will be served. Please plan to spend whatever time you can spare. This will be a fun gathering for all. For more info call 708-257-4300.

 

AN AMERICAN ICON: UTAH’S RED ROCK CANYONLANDS

Saturday October 22, 2016
1PM
Illinois-Michigan Canal Museum
803. S. State Street
Lockport, IL.

Midwest SOARRING Foundation is sponsoring the presentation on Wild Utah: America's Red Rock Wilderness given by Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. America’s red rock wilderness draws pilgrims from around the world. It is the largest network of undesignated wilderness lands remaining in the lower 48 states. The program includes “Wild Utah”, a multi-media slideshow. This 15-minute journey through red rock splendor, narrated by Robert Redford invigorates and motivates viewers to participate in the movement to protect these threatened public lands.

Chief among the current conservation proposals is the Bear Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition which includes the Hopi, Navajo, Ute, and Zuni and their plan for a new National Monument currently being reviewed by President Obama. Also under consideration by Congress is “America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act” whose chief sponsor is Illinois Senator Richard Durbin.

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and its partners in the Utah Wilderness Coalition seek to gain local support for the “Citizens’ Proposal” to protect wilderness areas in Utah’s red rock canyonlands.

“These are spectacular public lands owned by all Americans. As citizens we have a great opportunity to act to protect these special places,” Daughenbaugh said.

Daughenbaugh also serves as the volunteer Chair of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands Committee. For more information contact Clayton Daughenbaugh

 

MIDWEST SOARRING 22nd ANNUAL HARVEST POW WOW

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 24 & 25 2016
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, IL 60540

For more info visit www.harvestpowwow.com

 

2016 SUMMER SOLSTICE CEREMONY

June 20th, 2016 at 11:00am
Lockport Heritage Village,
2nd and State Street, Lockport, IL, 60441

Gather at the firepit located at the Heritage Village, 2nd & State St, in downtown Lockport. Women should wear a skirt or dress for the ceremony.

 

OLD CANAL DAYS-LOCKPORT ILLINOIS

June 18-19, 2016

Midwest SOARRING will be located at the Heritage Village at 2nd & State Street in downtown Lockport along with Native Craft vendors for this Old Canal Days celebration.

VENDORS - download the vendor packet.

 

MEDICINE WHEEL TEACHINGS AND SOARRING STORIES OF PAST

Sunday, June 5, 2016 2pm
Joseph Standing Bear Schranz
$10, MSF Members $8

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz is an enrolled member of the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation, He is the Founder and President of Midwest SOARRING Foundation. Joseph has been an activist, a promoter of native rights and a leader within the community for over forty years. He founded Midwest SOARRING as a place where Native and Non-Native People could work together to build community among all people. Joseph will share the teaching of the medicine wheel, just as he learned it from his elders.

View flyer.

 

MEN'S CIRCLE

Saturday, May 28, 2016 6:30pm

All men, young and old, gather in a traditional way. Topics include teachings, crafts, drumming. Please bring a snack to share. (Men's group meets the last Saturday of every month.)

 

NATIVE PEOPLES FROM ILLINOIS-FROM PREHISTORIC TO PRESENT

Saturday, May 14, 2016 1pm
Myles Goddard (Ojibwe)
$10, MSF Members $8

Myles Goddard has fifty years of experience teaching and lecturing about Native American Studies at College of DuPage, Triton College, Lewis University, and Illinois Dominican University. He will cover the history and lifestyles of the Native American people of the Chicago and Lockport area as well as the Illinois Valley. This includes the Illini, Michiganea, Mastbouten, Kickapoo, Chipewa, Ottawa, and Pottawatomie tribes as well as the prehistoric people of this region. Don't miss this fascinating presentation.

This presentation will be given at the first floor meeting room at the Will County Historical Society, 803 S. State St., Lockport, IL 60441. The Will County Historical Society is located at 5th and State St. in a low white building. Parking is nearby.

 

BISON INVOCATION AT MIDEWIN TALL GRASS PRAIRIE

Saturday, May 7, 2016 10am

Joseph will give the invocation at this event. They expect several thousand people. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is located north of Wilmington, IL and is just one hour from Chicago. The U.S. Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and other partners and volunteers are celebrating the arrival of 27 American bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Directions to Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie

 

MEN'S CIRCLE

Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:30pm

All men, young and old, gather in a traditional way. Topics include teachings, crafts, drumming. Please bring a snack to share. (Men's group meets the last Saturday of every month.)

 

COMCAST CARES-VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8am-2pm

Help Spruce Up the I & M Canal Heritage Trail & Heritage Village Located on 2nd & State St., Lockport Comcast provides lunch and t-shirt. Be part of this community project. Ceremony at firepit after work is done.

 

BEGINNING BEADED EARING CLASS

Saturday, April 23rd starts at 2pm
Lockport's Historic Train Station
133 West 13th Street, Lockport, IL, 60441

Ages 12 and up. Class limited to first 10 paid. Cost of class is $18 per person ($15 for members). Please pay/register online.

 

RESERVATION ROAD STORIES-PINE RIDGE RESERVATION

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1pm
Janet Smith Petersen
$10, MSF Members $8

 

GRAND OPENING of Midwest Soarring Foundation's Native American Culture Center

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 10am-5pm
Lockport's Historic Train Station
133 West 13th Street, Lockport, IL, 60441

Event Highlights:

 

Download event flyer for more details.

 

2016 MARCH EQUINOX CEREMONY

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2pm
Lockport Heritage Village,
2nd and State Street, Lockport, IL, 60441

 

PILCHER PARK - PIONEER FEST

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10am-2pm

Pioneer Fest is right around the corner! It is SATURDAY ONLY this year- March 19th at 9 AM to 2 PM. In addition to a Midwest SOARRING Foundation table, this event, put on by the Joliet Park District, will have wool spinners, crafts, archery, maple syrup demos, 1850's photographer, buckskin maker, games/toys, chores, and a wonderful pancake breakfast. Come check it out!

 


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