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Ojibwey Calendar

Ojibwe Calendar
By Nick Hockings -
Ojibwe Elder

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All programs below held at our new Cultural Center,
133 W. 13th Street, Lockport, IL. 60441 unless otherwise noted.
(click to view map).

 

2019 COMCAST CARES VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8am-2pm
Heritage Village
249 West 2nd Street
Lockport, IL. 60441
RSVP by April 18, 2019 at Comcast Cares

Midwest SOARRING cordially invites all volunteers to join Comcast employees for a volunteer work spring cleanup day. We will work together and assist in land clean-up and preparation for spring, clearing out and preparing areas for sacred planting along with building cleaning and organization in Heritage Village in the Village of Lockport.

Volunteer projects will also involve working along the I&M Canal and restoring Monarch butterfly habitat by planting milkweed. Lunch and drinks and a T shirt will be provided. Entertainment will follow lunch.

There is work for all ages and interests, and we always have such a great day working on the land together! Event takes place rain or shine. Please check the weather and dress accordingly.

For more information please call 224.229.5950 or email Sharisse Sheridan. Please register by April 18, 2019.

 

FILM SHOWING: OUR SPIRITS DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH: INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:30-3pm
Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center

In April, viewers will learn about the Indian Boarding Schools of the 19th and 20th century in the monthly film screening of Our Spirits Don't Speak English. Each month, guests can enjoy a different 30-40 minute film with discussion about an aspect of Native American culture. These films are produced by Native American filmmakers such as Rich-Heape films, and presented in cooperation with various tribes. All film screenings are offered by Midwest SOARING as a service to the community, and there is no charge to attend.

After the film visit our Native American Cultural Center Gift Shop and enjoy our photo exhibition gallery The Repatriation of Iron Tail's Possessions: The Face on the Indian Nickel and the collection donated by Dr. Clifford Knapp.

Meet and greet other Midwest SOARRING members. We welcome new members.

 

FILM SHOWING: HOW TO TRACE YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN ANCESTRY

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:30-3pm
Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center

March will kick off Midwest SOARRING’s monthly film screenings at its cultural center. Each month, guests can enjoy a different 30-40 minute film with discussion about an aspect of Native American culture. These films are produced by Native American filmmakers such as Rich-Heape films, and presented in cooperation with various tribes. All film screenings are offered by Midwest SOARING as a service to the community, and there is no charge to attend. March’s film will be the award-winning “How to Trace Your Native American Heritage”. Does your family share a legend about a Native American ancestor? This film can teach how to search for your Native American ancestors, discover your heritage, and perhaps qualify for tribal membership.

After the film visit our Native American Cultural Center Gift Shop and enjoy our photo exhibition gallery The Repatriation of Iron Tail's Possessions: The Face on the Indian Nickel and the collection donated by Dr. Clifford Knapp.

Meet and greet other Midwest SOARRING members. We welcome new members.

 

SPRING EQUINOX CEREMONY

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 - 11am
Midwest SOARRING Cultural Center

Midwest SOARRING invites you to join in a short traditional ceremony celebrating the spring equinox led by Joseph Standing Bear Schrantz. The event will focus on health and balance for the new season.

 

TALKING CIRCLE

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:30 pm
Midwest SOARRING Native American Cultural Center

Talking circles provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with our community over many issues of daily life as well share their spiritual concerns. For those who have not participated in a talking circle we encourage you to get involved. No politics are discussed. Everyone has an opportunity to talk and be heard.

Following each circle there is ample opportunity for fellowship, as we enjoy a feast. We have a tradition of each member bringing a dish to share with others. While we do not have an oven, crock pots, casseroles, salads, and desserts are welcome. Please bring enough to share with others. This is also a time to share each other’s favorite recipes.

 

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