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Ojibwey Calendar

Ojibwe Calendar
By Nick Hockings -
Ojibwe Elder

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PAST EVENTS

 

MIDWEST SOARRING HOLIDAY PARTY

Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 5pm

LOCATION:
Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet, IL 60432

 

FIRESIDE SERIES
OJIBWAY SONGS, STORIES & DRUM CIRCLE
Ron Kanutski, Little Medicine Wheel Cloud, Bear Clan

November 15, 2014, 2:00PM

Bring your hand drum or rattle and join us in sharing songs, stories and teachings of the Ojibway (Anishinaabe) people to promote healing and good life.

Ron Kanutski is tribal member of the Lake Helen Reserve/Red Rock Band (Obijiwanong). He currently resides in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada with his family of six and is the sole proprietor of With Care Consulting for the past 14 years. Ron actively works in the mental health and addictions field as a consultant, group facilitator, counselor, college professor, trainer, healer & cultural teacher.

As a cultural teacher and facilitator, he has worked extensively throughout Ontario, Manitoba, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Ron has spent time with Elders of the Woodland tradition and enjoys sharing those teachings to people of all cultures.

Join us for this fun afternoon filled with teachings and tradition. Light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Download Flyer.

LOCATION:
Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center
1 Hickory Lane
Westchester, IL 60154

For more information call 708.257.4300 or email soarring@aol.com.

 

MIDWEST SOARRING WOMEN'S CIRCLE

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7pm

Please RSVP 708.257.7300 and leave a message if you will be joining us.

Women's group meets the fourth Friday of the month. Ladies, please bring your drums or rattles. This is a time for women to gather together, to talk among other women, sharing struggles, encouraging each other to promote community building. In this way we can further embrace our circle.

We are having a great time and hope you can join us. Please bring a snack to share. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks available for $1. Bring a friend and join us for a fun time! Find us on Facebook-Midwest Soarring Womens Group or email MSFWomen@aol.com.

Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center
1 Hickory Lane
Westchester, IL 60154

 

ANNUAL BISON BLESSING & INDIAN ART & CRAFT MARKET

October 4, 2014, 10Am - 5PM

Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL. 60120

For more information call 708.257.4300 or email soarring@aol.com.

 

MIDWEST SOARRING WOMEN'S CIRCLE

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm

Please RSVP 708.257.7300 and leave a message if you will be joining us.

Women's group meets the fourth Friday of the month. Ladies, please bring your drums or rattles. This is a time for women to gather together, to talk among other women, sharing struggles, encouraging each other to promote community building. In this way we can further embrace our circle.

We are having a great time and hope you can join us. Please bring a snack to share. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks available for $1. Bring a friend and join us for a fun time! Find us on Facebook-Midwest Soarring Womens Group or email MSFWomen@aol.com.

Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center
1 Hickory Lane
Westchester, IL 60154

 

MSF 20th Annual Harvest Pow Wow
September 20 and 21, 2014

SATURDAY 11AM - 10PM, SUNDAY 11AM - 5PM

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540

POW WOW DETAILS

Grand Entry: Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm

Gate Admission: Adults $10, Seniors 62+ $7, Children 3-12 $7. Kids under 3 free. Purchase advance tickets at a discount below by September 15, 2014. Tickets purchased online are not combinable with any other discounts. Purchase advance online tickets.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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MAIN ARENA-SATURDAY

11:00am-Doors Open
1:00pm-Grand Entry of All Dancers and Special Veteran's Honoring
3:00pm-Little Tots Candy Dance
5:00pm-Special Guest Performance
7:00pm-Grand Entry of All Dancers
10:00pm-Pow Wow Closes

MAIN ARENA-SUNDAY

11:00am-Doors Open
1:00pm-Grand Entry of All Dancers and Special Veteran's Honoring
4:00pm-Raffle Prize Winners Announced
5:00pm-Pow Wow Closes

Note: Drumming and dancing takes place continually during the Pow Wow except Saturday from 5pm to 7pm.

KIDS CORNER-SUNDAY & SUNDAY, 11am-5pm

Children's Crafts
Flintknapping (Arrowhead Making)
Visit Two Tipis and Elm Bark Lodge
Storytelling

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.

 

FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE & DRUM INTERTRIBAL POW WOW
In Cooperation With Midwest SOARRING Foundation

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014

Event Details
Pow Wow Hours: Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Festival Hours: Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm
Pow Wow Grand Entry: Saturday 12pm & 6pm, Sunday 12pm
Ticket Prices: Visit www.festivalofthehorseanddrum.com
View flyer.
Vendors please contact Janet Sevilla at 708-257-4300.

Kane County Fairgrounds
525 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL

 

MIDWEST SOARRING OUTING-O-SA-WAN POW WOW
New Lenox, Illinois

Saturday, August 9, 2014 11am

Join us for a Midwest SOARRING outing when we venture onto the Pow Wow trail in New Lenox, IL. Why are we going to this pow wow? Well, this Pow Wow is just a few blocks from where Midwest SOARRING fought to defend a Native village site 20 years ago. That's right, Midwest SOARRING Foundation is twenty years old this year, and as a special event, in lieu of a picnic, we're going back to our roots. We will visit the place where the Midwest SOARRING Honor Guard held vigil to ward off looters and fight for the rights of those who are not here with us today.

If you would like to hear stories of the struggle that brought us together, then this is your chance. We will be visiting the village site located at the Sanctuary Golf Course in New Lenox, as well as the O-SA-WAN Pow Wow where we can celebrate our culture through dance, frybread, and great company.

We will meet at the Pow Wow about 11am and find a place to gather. SOARRING will provide several pop-up canopies for elders, yet, we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Grand Entry is at 1pm. We will stay at the Pow Wow until the dinner break. After which, maps will be passed out which will guide us from the Pow Wow grounds to the Sanctuary Golf Course (the village site). We will meet there for ceremony and to listen to stories from those who experienced those events of 20 years ago. Afterwards, we may visit the nearby turtle effigy and finish off the day at a nearby restaurant.

Remember to bring a lawn chair. Each person is responsible for their admission fee and dinner. To obtain more info, directions, and Pow Wow fliers visit www.osawan.com

For more info call Janet at 708.257.4300.

 

MIDWEST SOARRING WOMEN'S CIRCLE

Friday, July 25, 2014, 7pm

Please RSVP 708.257.7300 and leave a message if you will be joining us.

Women's group meets the fourth Friday of the month. Ladies, please bring your drums or rattles. This is a time for women to gather together, to talk among other women, sharing struggles, encouraging each other to promote community building. In this way we can further embrace our circle.

We are having a great time and hope you can join us. Please bring a snack to share. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks available for $1. Bring a friend and join us for a fun time! Find us on Facebook-Midwest Soarring Womens Group or email MSFWomen@aol.com.

Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center
1 Hickory Lane
Westchester, IL 60154

 

2nd ANNUAL INDIAN ART & CRAFT MARKET

Saturday & Sunday, June 21 & 22, 2014, 10am-6pm, Free Admission

For more info call Janet at 708-257-4300. View flyer.

Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center
1 Hickory Lane
Westchester, IL 60154

 

 


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