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tf5kbuttonThe Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses invites you to join us once again for the 2nd Annual Together Forever 5K (TF5K) on May 10, 2014.

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The Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses is an organization that provides engaging ways for Fathers to connect with their sons and daughters, stressing relationship building, community service and respect for nature, as well as offering a “lifetime of memories.” The Together Forever 5K Run/Walk is an event designed to provide participants a fun family experience while providing support for local childrens’ charities and families in need – a meaningful portion of the proceeds go directly to these families!

The Together Forever 5K Run/Walk is organized by Carpe Diem Races, an organization that manages and creates 5k and 10k events throughout the Chicagoland area. The 2014 TF5K will be held on Saturday, May 10 as part of the Mother’s Day weekend.

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FOR LOCAL FAMILIES, BY LOCAL FAMILIES

 

SATURDAY  MAY 10, 2014

 

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ALL Proceeds to benefit local children’s charities and families!

It’s that time of year…

The annual Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princess Christmas tree sale is coming your way!

Tree Sale 2013

PRISIP Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Every year, Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses provides a great way for Fathers to connect with their children. And once again, the Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses are providing a great way for you to connect with our community and show your support by purchasing a Christmas tree or decorative wreath as part of our Annual Tree Sale! Affordably priced, long-lasting trees that look good at home or on-the-go, all proceeds from the sale go to support local charities and causes.

It all begins November 29th!

Iroquois’ Fall Campout So Great It’s Scary!

The tribes of the Iroquois gather for the evening's ceremonial campfire at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana.

The tribes of the Iroquois gather for the evening’s ceremonial campfire at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana.

The flame of the Iroquois Nation continued to burn bright as we moved into our first campout of the 2013-2014 season at the always amazing Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana! Not only did we have an amazing Saturday night attendance – with 197 members enjoying one of the most beautiful weather nights of the years – we had 90 members on hand for our Friday night at camp! And on Friday the 13th, no less!

Spending a night in an old cabin at a remote campsite on the shores of a lake near an ancient Indian burial ground on Friday the 13th inspired members of the Navajo tribe to have a little extra fun...

Spending a night in an old cabin at a remote campsite on the shores of a lake near an ancient Indian burial ground on Friday the 13th inspired members of the Navajo tribe to have a little extra fun…

Our weekend at Camp Tecumseh included all of the usual favorite activities, from horseback riding to archery and riflery, as well as the always exciting inter-tribal games! It’s our Fall Campout that really gives our Nation time to kick back and enjoy making memories in an incredible setting, as well as a chance for new members to explore what the Iroquois and Indian Princesses are all about!

Horseback riding at Camp T gets dads and daughters out on the trails together and (mostly) away from the distractions of life in the city.

Horseback riding at Camp T gets dads and daughters out on the trails together and (mostly) away from the distractions of life in the city.

Girls from the Crow tribe enjoy candlemaking in the Main Lodge, just one of many fun activities at Camp T.

Girls from the Crow tribe enjoy candlemaking in the Main Lodge, just one of many fun activities at Camp T.

The Crow and Nez tribes enjoy the inter-tribal games on Saturday afternoon.

The Crow and Nez tribes enjoy the inter-tribal games on Saturday afternoon.

Navajo girls go to new heights on Camp T's climbing wall.

Navajo girls go to new heights on Camp T’s climbing wall.

Meanwhile, Navajo dads enjoy lounging around their cabin, modeling their new tribal shirts.

Meanwhile, Navajo dads enjoy lounging around their cabin, modeling their new tribal shirts.

Tribal Chiefs ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge en route to judging the Iroquois Sculpture-building contest.

Tribal Chiefs ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge en route to judging the Iroquois Sculpture-building contest.

The Nation Chief gathers the Iroquois for our evening processional to our ceremonial campfire.

The Nation Chief gathers the Iroquois for our evening processional to our ceremonial campfire.

Ready for the evening processional!

Ready for the evening processional!

Iroquois girls enjoying the campfire!

Iroquois girls enjoying the campfire!

Iroquois Lights the Fire on 2013-2014 with Annual Induction Ceremony

Federation Chief Bob Szkwarek helps the Iroquois start their 2013-2014 year with the lighting of the torches.

Federation Chief Bob Szkwarek helps the Iroquois start their 2013-2014 year with the lighting of the torches.

On a beautiful late summer’s evening, PRISIP’s Iroquois Nation gathered together at Park Ridge’s Wildwood Nature Center to welcome twenty-five new families to our ranks. Our annual processional shares the story of a father and daughter traveling together through Nature, exploring the mysteries of the World and growing closer together on their journey, as we follow a path through the wooded trails and beside a lake to arrive at last at our ceremonial fire.

Iroquois Tribal Chiefs share the 7 Aims and light our ceremonial campfire.

Iroquois Tribal Chiefs share the 7 Aims and light our ceremonial campfire.

Arriving at the ceremonial Firepit constructed by Iroquois Dads in the summer of 2011, our Tribal Chiefs share a greeting and Words of Wisdom with the new inductees, as well as reciting the 7 Aims, our most important guiding principles. And when the night is done, our new members are ready for the exciting year ahead with all of us in the Iroquois!

New members of the Crow, Navajo and the Nez tribes wait to begin the processional to our Campfire.

New members of the Crow, Navajo and the Nez tribes wait to begin the processional to our Campfire.

Nation Chief Dreaming Eagle offers a benediction to the assembled tribes of the Iroquois Nation.

Nation Chief Dreaming Eagle offers a benediction to the assembled tribes of the Iroquois Nation.

New Fathers and Daughters receive their Nation Patch and Ceremonial Necklace from the Iroquois' Tally Keeper, Fretting Hand.

New Fathers and Daughters receive their Nation Patch and Ceremonial Necklace from the Iroquois’ Tally Keeper, Fretting Hand.

The Chief of the Navajo welcomes you new members!

The tribal Chief of the Navajo welcomes you new members!

PRISIP Open House September 5th

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Here we go! You’ve heard about it! You’ve seen us in the Memorial Day Parade! You’re interested in joining the Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses! Or maybe you’ve simply been encouraged to “go check it out.”

Join us on Thursday, September 5th, at the South Park Fieldhouse in Park Ridge from 6:30 to 8:30pm. You’ll get to meet with Dads and Daughters from all three Indian Princess Nations, including the Iroquois’ growing Nez Perce tribe, as well as boys from both of our growing boys’ Nations. You’ll be able to get your questions answered, connect with some of the families and Nation Chiefs you’ll be enjoying meetings and campouts with, and see some of the crafts and activities that make up the bulk of our year together.

Already to sign up today? Just download the registration forms and bring them with you on the night of the 5th. We look forward to meeting you!

Engaging Iroquois Entertain Onlookers in Memorial Day Parade

Dads and Daughters from the Seminole, Iroquois 2011-2012 Honor Tribe, lead the way for the Iroquois in the annual Memorial Day Parade

Dads and Daughters from the Seminole, Iroquois 2011-2012 Honor Tribe, lead the way for the Iroquois in the annual Memorial Day Parade.

In what is always an annual highlight and the traditional penultimate event of our year together, the Iroquois once again took to the streets as part of Park Ridge’s annual Memorial Day Parade. Stepping off from South Park and working our way slowly to the steps of City Hall, the 200-plus members of the Girls’ Iroquois Nation greeted neighbors and made new friends, sharing candy and laughs with all along the route!

Nation Chief Dave and his daughters roll past City Hall during the Memorial Day Parade.

Nation Chief Dave and his daughters roll past City Hall during the Memorial Day Parade.

Building on a half-baked idea from Nation Chief Dave and his daughters, who had rolled through the streets during the 2012 parade in a rented golf cart decorated for the holiday, the Iroquois introduced a mighty golf cart armada for the 2013 effort! All six Nations in the Iroquois – Crow, Comanche, Nez Perce, Navajo, Sauk and Seminole – launched at least one cart, with the Navajo having 3 carts in the parade, and Seminole upping the ante with a classic Thunderbird convertible decorated in tribal colors for the day.

Classic cars and candy typify the Memorial Day Parade experience for the Iroquois.

Classic cars and candy typify the Memorial Day Parade experience for the Iroquois.

Whatever the mode of transportation, it was another great day for Fathers and Daughters to make memories together, just like we do every time the Iroquois get together!

More fun on the streets with the Iroquois' Navajo tribe!

More fun on the streets with the Iroquois’ Navajo tribe!

Members of the Nez Perce tribe offer a mysterious tribute to favorite television memories with their golf cart entry!

Members of the Nez Perce tribe offer a mysterious tribute to favorite television memories with their golf cart entry!

The Iroquois' Crow tribe has fun with a Native-American inspired theme as they roll past City Hall on Memorial Day.

The Iroquois’ Crow tribe has fun with a Native-American inspired theme as they roll past City Hall on Memorial Day.

Girls from the Iroquois' Sauk Tribe are all smiles, happy to be part of the Iroquois Nation on Memorial Day 2013!

Girls from the Iroquois’ Sauk Tribe are all smiles, happy to be part of the Iroquois Nation on Memorial Day 2013!

PRISIP Rows Merrily Through Annual Memorial Day Parade

Girls from the Algonquin Nation paddle their way through Park Ridge streets that are, for once, not flooded with rain water.

Girls from the Algonquin Nation paddle their way through Park Ridge streets that are, for once, not flooded with rain water, as part of PRISIP’s annual participation in the Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade.

On a day that would later find him unleashing a 25-year bald eagle on unsuspecting crowds at U.S. Cellular Field during the opening of a Sox game, Illinois’ Governor Pat Quinn stopped by the South Park parking lot to hug old men and to converse and pose for photos with newly installed PRISIP Federation Chief Bob Szkwarek before leading the way through the streets of Park Ridge for the town’s annual Memorial Day parade. Stepping free of Szkwarek’s mighty arms, the Governor paused to offer a greeting to the oldest daughter of the Nation Chief of the Iroquois – “Hiya, honey!” – before pushing on to pose with aging Korean War vets.

Truly it had been a special moment, one of many, on a day that annually finds PRISIP Nations connecting with the community and celebrating our American military heroes.

For members of the girls’ Mohawk Nation, candy, candy and more candy was the order of the day, as their outgoing Nation Chief crowed proudly of the Mohawk’s wagonload of nearly 250 lbs. of candy, all of it to be aimed at the hearts and minds of local children along the parade route!

Mohawk Nation girls celebrate their giant pile of candy for Memorial Day.

Mohawk Nation girls celebrate their giant pile of candy for Memorial Day.

Not to be outdone, members of the various boys’ Nations put their best foot (and faces) forward, posing for spirited photos in the assembly area, and generally doing their part to be a big part of the parade.

Boys from the Navajo Tribe pose like Icy Hot Stuntaz prior to the parade.

Boys from the Navajo Tribe pose like Icy Hot Stuntaz prior to the parade.

The Boys Navajo tribe continue on their way through the parade.

The Boys Navajo tribe continue on their way through the parade.

Arguably one of the most visually arresting highlights of the day came from the Iroquois Nation, whose “golf cart armada” charmed and delighted the crowd, with each tribe creating their own fantastical spin on the shell of this simple craft. Said one Iroquois Father: “It’s fun, my girls love it, and it beats walking!”

And that is what Memorial Day is all about in Park Ridge.

Members of the Girls' Navajo Tribe in the Mighty Iroquois Nation roll through the streets of Park Ridge with an avenging spirt, and buckets and buckets of candy!

Members of the Girls’ Navajo Tribe in the Mighty Iroquois Nation roll through the streets of Park Ridge with an avenging spirt, and buckets and buckets of candy!

Golf carts from the Iroquois' Crow and Sauk tribes make the turn in Uptown Park Ridge to pass inspection in front of City Hall on Memorial Day.

Golf carts from the Iroquois’ Crow and Sauk tribes make the turn in Uptown Park Ridge to pass inspection in front of City Hall on Memorial Day.