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Save Our American Raptors (Exclusive to MSF Pow Wows)

www.soar-inc.org
S.O.A.R. - Save Our American Raptors is a non profit organization dedicated to the welfare of our native birds-of-prey; founded in 1989 and incorporated in Illinois by George and Bernadette Richter - licensed Master falconers, rehabilitators, falcon breeders, raptor banders, and educators with decades of hands-on experience and knowledge.

Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Foundation

www.grandvillage.net
The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Foundation is located near Le Roy, Illinois. They sponsor their annual GVKP Intertribal Pow Wow every June. Midwest SOARRING helped create the first few pow wows held here which were sponsored to Welcome the Kickapoo Nation back to the grounds of their Grand Village. It is also home to the bison herd in which Midwest SOARRING started. Visitors can view the bison on special trailer rides into the bison herd area during the GVKP Pow Wow.

Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities

www.facebook.com/pages/Native-American-Coalition-of-the-Quad-Cities/115556718491735?sk=note
The mission of the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities is to promote the affiliation of Native Americans of all nations residing in the Quad Cities area and Non-Native friends into an educational, civic, and cultural organization with their office location in Moline, Iowa.

Native American Public Telecommunications

www.nv1.org/
Jim Denomie along with Barbara Jersey, started a Sunday night radio show strictly devoted to Native Americans in Milwaukee. The show, Voices from the Circle, has been a place for Natives to connect in the western Great Lakes area for eleven years now. This show has been carried by NAPT for the last nine years and has quite a following.

California Indian Manpower

www.cimcinc.org/cimc_aboutus.htm
The California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. is a non-profit corporation for the purpose of working for the social welfare, educational and economic advancement of its member tribes, groups, organizations and Indians and other Native Americans. The primary purpose of the Consortium is to offer training, employment, and other activities designed to meet the employment and training needs of its client group under the federal Workforce Investment Act.

American Indian Association of Illinois

www.chicago-american-indian-edu.org
The American Indian Association of Illinois (AIAI) is an educational non-profit that provides an accredited 4 year college degree initiative through the Medicine Shield College Program and Eastern Illinois University.AIAI provides scholarships, tutoring and other support for American Indian students and offers cultural celebration and preservation activities through the Chicago American Indian Mueseum, Barclaw Multimedia and the Black Hawk Performance Company.

Giving Back To Wounded Knee

www.givingbacktowoundedknee.org
The main goal of Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation is to provide items of "warmth" to help the citizens of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, the two poorest counties in the United States, survive the bitter winters of South Dakota. The website also contains educational content on Native American history.


Native American Arts

www.facebook.com/NativeAmericanArtsInc
Native American Arts is a wholly American Indian owned company located at 19987 La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL. Call 815.806.0500 or email Americanindianarts@gmail.com.

Sundance Gallery

www.hozhonigallery.com
Sundance Gallery (formerly Hozhoni Art and Jewelry Gallery) owned by Janet Smith in Downers Grove, IL.

Southwest Trading Company

www.southwesttradingco.com
Located in Geneva, IL Southwest Trading Company is the oldest continually operating Native American art Gallery in the Chicago land area.

River Trading Post

http://www.rivertradingpost.com
Joe Zeller founded River Trading Post in Dundee, IL to share his enthusiasm for fine Native American Art and artifacts with others who have a similiar passion.

Colordance Design

http://www.colordancedesign.com
Colordance Design, as a small graphic design firm, creates conceptual graphic design solutions in both print and media for small business owners, and non profit organizations.

Closet Works

http://www.closetworks.com/
Closet Works has been crafting sanctuaries and creating a sense of order for Chicagoland homes for more than two decades, setting the standard for excellence in premium custom closets and personal spaces. Closet Works has been a sponsor of Midwest SOARRING Foundation Pow Wows, and sponsored special guest musician, Robert Mirabal at the 2013 Harvest Pow Wow.

John's Painting

http://www.johnmercerpainting.com/
John Mercer is an experienced painter with an artistic flair who uses top quality materials for a reasonable price. He provides interior and exterior painting, faux finishes, wall glazings, European Sponge, crackle and feather dusting treatments.


Naper Settlement Museum

www.napersettlement.org
Naper Settlement is a family friendly outdoor history museum with twelve acres of learning and interactive exhibits located in downtown Naperville.

Schingoethe Center at Aurora University

www.aurora.edu/museum
Maintains an extensive Native American resource library housed on the campus of Aurora University and a small museum with award winning exhibits including Native People's of Illinois: 1673-1835.

Pilcher Park Nature Center

www.jolietpark.org/index.php/facilities/pilcher-park-nature-center
Pilcher Park offers playground areas, picnic grounds, scenic hiking trails, bicycle trails, and cross country ski trails. Over 640 acres of land provide a habitat for wildlife and the perfect environment for outdoor recreation.

Waswagoning Indian Village

www.waswagoning.us
Waswagoning, is a recreated Ojibwe Village owned by Nick and Charlotte Hockings, located at Lac du Flambeau, WI. Tours and a variety of overnight programs are available for families, educators, communities, and teachers who are actively involved in Native American studies. Waswagoning is located on 20 acres along the shore of beautiful Moving Cloud Lake on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation.

Elgin Public Musuem

www.elginpublicmuseum.org
The Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology features collections, exhibits, and educational programs and is located in beautiful Lords Park.

Save The Prairie Society

www.savetheprairie.org
The 80 acre Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve is co-owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC). The Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) oversees management and protection of the site where the historic Franzosenbusch Prairie House is located.

Small Waters Education

www.smallwaters.org
Small Waters Education is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization promoting mutually beneficial relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world. The organization provides experiential education in ecological restoration, permaculture, and deep ecology. Small Waters Education offers a variety of programs that can be contoured to fit the needs of an individual or group including classes, internships, immersions, and presentations.

 


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