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June 4, 2024

SOARRING 2024 Standing Bear Markets -6/29, 7/27, 8/31, 9/28


Midwest SOARRING Foundation is pleased to announce our 2024 Standing Bear Markets the last Saturday of the month starting June 29, 2024. Additional dates include July 27, August 31, and September 28th. The market will take place from 10am to 4pm in the parking lot adjacent to the I & M Canal next to the Lockport Historic Train Station, 133 West 13th Street, Lockport, IL 60441.

The Standing Bear Market will feature vendors selling handmade items, food, farm produce and other intriguing Native themed goods.

  • Free admission.
  • Plenty of free parking.
  • Stroll the beautiful I & M canal and explore the Lockport downtown eating establishments.
  • Springview Bakery will have delicious bakery items for sale at the market.
  • Visit the Midwest SOARRING Foundation Cultural Center gift shop.

The Standing Bear Market takes place rain or shine.

Additional vendors are encouraged to apply. Email amy.byrne@midwestsoarring.org for information.


Aanii Boozhoo

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

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