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American Indian pow wow at Busse Woods this weekend

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  • Lakota Indians Ronald and Barb Wolfbear, of Glen Ellyn, wait for the start of the Grand Entrance during the 59th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village. The event features Native American dance competition, singers, artists, food vendors, storytelling and archery.

       Lakota Indians Ronald and Barb Wolfbear, of Glen Ellyn, wait for the start of the Grand Entrance during the 59th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village. The event features Native American dance competition, singers, artists, food vendors, storytelling and archery.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer Sep

 
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The 60th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15, at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village.

The festival will feature hundreds of dancers, singers, artists, vendors and food.

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The event begins with a free education day on Friday and continues 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for age 12 and under, people over age 55 and people with a military ID.

There is rough camping for pow wow participants only, with the forest preserve gates locked at 11 p.m. nightly. No drugs or alcohol are permitted at the festival.

Parking for the pow wow is at the Ned Brown Level IV Groves on Higgins Road just west of Arlington Heights Road. Shuttle buses will be making the rounds for pick up and drop off. The last shuttle buses will leave the pow wow for the parking area at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday and 5:45 p.m. on Sunday. Accessible parking for people with disabilities and limited mobility (placard required) is located at the parking lots at Grove 23 and 24.

For more information, call the American Indian Center (773) 275-5871 or go to aic-chicago.org.

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