Officially completing the cycle of nearly all PRISIP activities with the traditional “presentation of the commemorative patch,” the PRISIP Iroquois Firepit Project team added another memory to their vests today. Surrounding the primary “bird of fire” device, the patch details not only the dates of the activity but the names of the Fathers that contributed to the effort.
For all of our Nations in the Park Ridge Indian Scouts and Indian Princess Federation, the new season is the start of something new. It’s not just back-to-school time, or the changing of the seasons as autumn follows summer, but new members joining new tribes, first campouts, new friends, the beginning of a journey that will last for sumers, ideally, a lifetime of Father and Son, Father and Daughter, together forever.
For us here at the PRISIP Federation, this year is also the start of something new – our new website, prisip.org – meant to connect you to our events and activities as never before. We hope you’ll take the time to follow and enjoy us throughout this new year, and beyond! Drop back from time to time and see what your favorite Nation or Tribe has been up to, share with your friends, get involved, get excited, enjoy.
We welcome you to our site, and invite you to enjoy the start of something new…
Following the official Dedication of the new Iroquois Firepit Project at the Wildwood Nature Center in Park Ridge, one of the participating Iroquois dad’s was moved to share photos and video of the building effort in the style of Ken Burns’ Civil War, as well as some additional footage from the dedication on September 17th, 2011.
Realizing a dream nearly a year in the making, members of the Iroquois tribe gathered on September 10th and 11th at the Wildwood Nature Center in Park Ridge to excavate and build a new firepit destined to take a starring role in Iroquois Induction night ceremonies for years to come.
Thoughtfully recognizing the value of the project to the community, there was significant press coverage of the effort, includi
The Fall always comes too fast. It seems only yesterday school was letting out and the panorama of summer stretched before us all. And then, in a twinkling of fireflies, it’s Back-to-School, and with it, the new Indian Princess Season gets underway.
Here in the Iroquois, we’re readying for an exciting year ahead, from new Chiefs and new members, to a new Induction Ceremony and a new Fall Campout location! Of course, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to good times and good fun with our friends in the Iroquois!
So stay tuned, friends – the best is yet to come!