Native American Petroglyph.
Midwest SOARRING (Save Our Ancestors Remains & Resources Indigenous Network Group) Foundation was formed in November of 1996. Our mission is to offer assistance, when asked, as a facilitator to the tribes regarding repatriation concerns, educate the public about various American Indian cultural issues, environmental issues, and build community among all people.
Midwest SOARRING Foundation's goals include the following:
The MSF logo began with the Native American medicine wheel and it's four sacred directions, represented by the colors black, white, red and yellow. Three years later, a burial mound and red tailed hawk were added to the logo. These elements were included to commemorate the day when the Miami Ancestral remains were given back to the Miami Nation, and reburied near their longhouse.
During our three year stand at the New Lenox site, anytime anything of cultural or spiritual significance occurred at the New Lenox site (an ancient Miami village), a red tailed hawk appeared. "Since that time, the hawk is always a part of what we do" said Joseph Standing Bear. The burial mound represents the work done by SOARRING to return the Ancestors back to Mother Earth.
Midwest SOARRING Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.