- Don Metter
- Mike Besenjak
- Jennifer Hachigian
- Christine Sandrik
- Spiro Tsipianitis
- Keith Lipinski
- Todd Bridges
- Dave Lawrence
- Colleen Montgomery
The PRISIP Navajo Tribe of the Iroquois Nation went on a an amazing adventure this past Saturday. Dads and daughters raced throughout Park Ridge looking for items that they either collected or photographed. They had two hours to find 21 preselected objects for this GREAT HUNT. Later that night, dads and daughters regrouped to put together a scrap book of the event as they ate pizza and enjoyed the Blackhawks game.
Terry Jolineau of the PR Winnebago Sauk tribe led the group to the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston. The educational tour focused on the art, history and culture of Native American and First Nation peoples throughout the United States. The tour was followed by craft making and then lunch at Edzo’s.
The Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses (PRISIP) have donated a portion of the funds from our annual Christmas tree sale nearly every year since 2008. We believe that PRISIP members learn a great deal about the American Indian by visiting the museum. We value our partnership with the Mitchell Museum and we view the museum as a tremendous resource for the community.
More information on the Mitchell Museum and Native American culture can be found at http://www.mitchellmuseum.org/.
Lucy Hattery, Dylan Ranalli, Kate Woods & Bridget Woods of the Algonquin Nation take a break from exploring to pose for a picture. The girls hiked the trails at Camp Henry Horner in the fall of 2015. Special thanks to Kyle Woods, Adam Micek and their team for organizing an amazing camp out for the girls and their dads.
The Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princesses came to watch the Chicago Wolves battle the Gran Rapids Griffins the afternoon of Sunday, March 13th. Over 180 members of the organization representing each of Park Ridge’s five nations attended the game. The scouts and princesses all had a good time. Each of the kids received a patch and hat complements of the Wolves. Congratulations to James Kolz for winning the Chicago Wolves jersey raffle. Special thanks to Janel James with the Chicago Wolves for helping us plan this great event.
Nation Chief Matt Hachigian and his crew does it again! The PRISIP Winnebago Nation took over the Community Center pool in Park Ridge for a Saturday evening of water fun. Spuntino’s pizza and a celebratory cake was provided for the hungry swimmers. Special thanks to Jen Hachigian for helping Matt make this event possible.
The girls had a fantastic time at the PRISIP Iroquois Nation’s 2016 winter campout at YMCA Camp Duncan. It was one of the coldest campouts of recent memory but the Princesses had a blast sledding, exploring, hunting for plates, competing in the trivia competition and enjoying the evening camp fire. Dads spent hours cooking the “midnight meal”. Brisket chili, pulled pork, jalapeno and honey cole slaw, fried everything and the list goes on. Special thanks to Beau O’Hara and his chiefs for a truly memorable experience.
We would like to thank Mary Bart and her Park District crew for putting on an amazing 2016 Daddy Daughter dance this past Saturday, February 20th. The event opened with a professional photo of the dads with their daughters. The girls enjoyed pizza, ravioli, cupcakes, rice crispy treats and kiddie cocktails The DJ spun tunes as dads and their Princesses danced the night away.
The dads and sons of the PRISIP Winnebago Nation had a great time February 6th and 7th at Camp Duncan. The boys participated in a variety of activities throughout a weekend. Art, athletics and learning were packed into this special event for the scouts. Even with no snow, the dads and Scouts shared memorable experiences.
Athletics included broom ball games that matched teams of scouts against their dads. An indoor floor hockey tournament floor hockey tournament continued until the early evenings with scout teams battling for floor hockey supremacy. Scouts learned about Native American legends, myths and fables through the constellations at Camp Duncan’s indoor Star Lab. Hopeful scouts designed colorful representations of the winter campout seeking to win the patch design contest. The boys explored the campgrounds searching for the most interesting object that they could find. Saturday night finished with the traditional bonfire followed by the individual tribes’ late night barbecue.
Special thanks to Nation Chief Matt Hachigian and his amazing crew for coordinating this event. Enjoy the pictures from the festivities.