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Midwest SOARRING Foundation invites all people to gather into an ever-increasing wider circle that preserves Mother Earth, and the rich traditions of the ancestors. We invite you to learn about the many intertribal Native American lifeways that provide wisdom and direction in our contemporary world. In keeping with this path, Midwest SOARRING Foundation works to maintain the traditions of the ancestors and to conserve and restore to health the natural environment.

We invite you to join our circle. Dance at our pow wows. Attend our cultural events and support the bison herd-our nation's greatest herbivore and symbol of hope and survival for all people. As you listen, you will learn. Together we become the Spirit of the ancestors.

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz

July 25, 2015

SOARRING 2015 Summer News

Midwest SOARRING Foundation Fundraiser and First Nations Art Exhibit

Pastor Tony Asta of the Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL has graciously offered to sponsor a fundraiser for Midwest SOARRING Foundation. The event will be held September 12, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm at the Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL.

SOARRING Fundraising and First Nations Art Exhibit

SOARRING Fundraising and First Nations Art Exhibit

The public is welcome to shop at a number of Arts and Crafts vendors, listen to Native flute musicians, and attend the opening artist’s reception for First Nations Art Exhibit to be held at the adjacent Burning Bush Art Gallery. The art gallery is located at 216 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL. next door to the church. Download a flyer for the event.

Call for First Nations Art

Attention artists who create native art. The Burning Bush Art Gallery welcomes art submissions in all mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, and hand made native themed crafts for a First Nations Art Exhibit scheduled for Sept 12 through Sept. 27th. Artists must email the submission form to Tony Asta at tonyasta@ameritech.net by August 30th. If you have questions please contact Tony at 708.705.8669.

Special Guest Moses Brings Plenty at 21st Annual Harvest Pow Wow

Talented Lakota born actor, traditional Native musician, and model Moses Brings Plenty will be the special guest for the Midwest SOARRING Foundation 21st annual 2015 Harvest Pow Wow to be held September 26 & 27, 2015 at the Naper Settlement. Moses Brings Plenty was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Moses Brings Plenty

Special Guest Moses Brings Plenty

He was a former member of award winning musical group Brule, and principal television actor in the Cowboys and Aliens movie. Other acting roles include the Hell on Wheels TV show and the movies Pirates of the Caribbean and Wilma Mankiller. He also advocates for the rights of Indian communities, the protection of elders, and the importance of providing opportunities for native youth.

Purchase tickets for special VIP sessions with Moses Brings Plenty at the 21st Annual Harvest Pow Wow on Saturday or Sunday at 2:30pm. Cost is $35 per participant and $25 for Midwest SOARRING members. Each participant will receive an autographed photo of Moses Brings Plenty. Photos and autographs are exclusive to the VIP reception. Seating is limited. Purchase  tickets online at www.harvestpowwow.com/tickets

Aurora Public Library Eola Branch Features Midwest SOARRING Foundation Pow Wow Photography Exhibit

During the months of July and August the Aurora Public Library Eola Branch will feature over twenty pow wow photographs from the Midwest SOARRING Foundation annual intertribal pow wows. This exhibit has been popular with library patrons in the western Chicago suburbs. Also on display are Native American cultural items. The public is invited to stop by and view the exhibit and learn more about Native American culture.

July 10, 2015

2015 Midwest SOARRING Foundation Scholarship Announcement

Midwest SOARRING Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 scholarship for all students with an interest or background in Native American culture. Applicants can be any student pursuing advanced degrees and trades in undergraduate or graduate education in any field. While Native American ancestry is not required, we are interested in applicants who have been involved with Midwest SOARRING Foundation in some capacity.

Our organization assists in repatriation, protection of sacred sites, environmental issues, as well as educating the public about Native American culture, important to our history and identity. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded to the most eligible recipient, based on evaluation by the scholarship committee. The scholarship award will be announced at the 21st Harvest Pow Wow on Sunday, September 27, 2015. The Harvest Pow Wow takes place at the Naper Settlement, 523 Webster St., Naperville, IL.

Interested applicants must fill out the Scholarship Application form, obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor, employer, or community service director; complete a 500 word essay as detailed on the application form, and submit a recent copy of their school transcripts. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. Download a copy of the Scholarship letter with these listed requirements. Mail the above materials to:

Midwest SOARRING Foundation
P.O. Box 275
Lyons, IL. 60534

We encourage all interested applicants to apply.

 


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