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February 11, 2015

SOARRING 2014 – 2015 Winter Events

Ron Kanutski, Cultural Teacher and Musician from Thunder Bay, Ontario led a traditional drum circle to a packed audience at the Midwest SOARRING Foundation Native American Cultural Center on November 15, 2014. Ron is tribal member of the Lake Helen Reserve/Red Rock Band (Obijiwanong) and continues to be a crowd favorite In Chicago. He was warmly greeted by all in attendance as he shared stories and songs from his Ojibway (Anishinaabe) heritage.

Pilcher Nature Center in Joliet, IL

Pilcher Nature Center in
Joliet, IL

The year 2014 closed with a heart- warming Midwest SOARRING Foundation holiday party at the Pilcher ParkNature Center in Joliet, IL. The feast table was laden with a variety of holiday fare, and the room was filled with celebrants eager to enjoy the festivities. The nature center offers a warm atmosphere for the party and affords all the opportunity to participate in a candlelit walk and prayer circle. After the meal, one by one each individual placed their handmade ornaments on the SOARRING Spirit Tree, sharing the meaning of their craft with the audience.

Planning begins anew for the 2015 Harvest Pow Wow to be held the last weekend of September at the Naper Settlement, in Naperville. Volunteer coordinators are needed to oversee specific areas of the Pow Wow which include admissions, the raffle table, fundraising, cultural demonstrations, hospitality, groups, volunteer coordinator, camping, kids crafts, the Bison table, SOARRING table, and security. All interested are invited to attend the Feb. 22nd Pow Wow planning meeting from 2:30 to 4:30. Light refreshments will be served.

Midwest SOARRING Pow Wow photography is currently on display at the Westmont Public Library for the month of February. If you are in the area, make sure to check it out.

Please check our calendar page for additional events.


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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