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June 18, 2012

Twilight star Chaske Spencer at Pow Wow

MSF Harvest Pow Wow  – September 22 & 23, 2012
Save the date! The 18th Annual Harvest Pow Wow will be held on September 22 & 23, 2012 at the Naper Settlement, 523 Webster Street, Naperville, IL. 60540.

All are welcome to attend this family friendly event.

Chaske Spencer

TWILIGHT Star “Werewolf” Sam Uley Chaske Spencer

Meet TWILIGHT Star Chaske Spencer “Werewolf” Sam Uley

Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm and Sunday, 1pm to 4pm with pow wow admission.

Register for a special VIP Reception with Chaske Saturday or Sunday from noon to 1pm – $25 includes pow wow admission and refreshments. To reserve your spot call (708) 257-4300 or register and pay online.

Chaske is of Sioux/Nez Perce/Cherokee/Creek descent and is a member of the Fort Peck Reservation.  Chaske plays Sam Uley, head of the wolfpack in several of the Twilight movies.  While here, Chaske will also be representing the non-profit organization www.unitedglobalshift.org.

Other Pow Wow highlights include:

  • Save Our American Raptors (SOAR) -Eagle and other Birds of Prey – 12-5pm
  • Hana Hou Hula Hawaiian Dancers – Saturday at 5pm
  • Native American Dancing and Drumming
  • Exhibit by Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
  • Native American arts, crafts and food
  • Native Flute Players
  • Tipis Invited
  • Cultural Demonstrations
  • Children’s Crafts -11am -5pm
  • Grand Entry – Sat. 1pm & 7pm, Sun. 1pm
  • Tour Naper Settlement – Until 4pm daily
  • Special Veteran Honoring – Sat. & Sun 1pm
  • Flintknapping (Arrowhead Making) -11am -5pm

Pow Wow Admission: Adults $8, Seniors 62+ $5, Children 5-10 $5. Purchase tickets in advance online. Group rates and weekend passes available. Bring lawn chairs. Pow Wow takes place rain or shine. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Sorry, no pets. Your admission fee supports MSF and its programs. Event subject to change. For up to date information (773) 585-1744 or check our website. The Harvest Pow Wow is partially supported by a grant from the city of Naperville.

Host Hotel: Country Inn and Suites, Naperville, (630) 505-3353

Head Staff: Emcee- Leonard Malatare, Arena Director- Mark LaRoque, Head Veteran- T.J. Grace, Head Male Dancer- Thorpe Sine, Head Lady Dancer- Nicole Sine, Host Drum-Milwaukee Bucks, Invited Drum – Little Thunder and Sawasnohsaeh Singers.


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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