IL North Tribe
- For more Information about this tribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IL North Tribe is an Indian Guides (boys) tribe in the Four Feathers Nation
- Vest Color: Yellow vest with black stitching
- Location of the Tribe: Crystal Lake, Lakewood, Cary, Algonquin, and Volo IL
- History: The IL North Tribe has been a part of the Four Feathers Nation since 2002. At one point the IL North Tribe was split into two: IL North and IL South.
Illinois Tribe – Meeting Ritual
(*meeting structure from the tribal chest*)
Chief: “All members young and old of the Illinois Tribe will now come to the Circle”
Junior Host: (Beats the drum once per parent and child present
Chief: “We give thanks for this home and the (hosts) who have shared it with us tonight.”
Members: “WE GIVE THANKS”
Wampum Bearer: “As we gather tonight, we recognize the treasure that each member brings to our Tribe and light this candle to signify our unity and friendship.” (see candle below)
Host/Junior host: Lights tribal candle
Chief: “(junior hostname) will now lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Chief: “who would like to recite the 1st of the 7 AIMS of the Illinois Tribe?”
- To be clean in body and pure in heart.
- To be friends forever with my father/son/daughter.
- To love the sacred circle of my family.
- To listen while others speak.
- To love my neighbor as myself.
- To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people.
- To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Creators work in forest, field, and stream.
Chief: “Members, what is the purpose of the Illinois Tribe?”
Members: “To Foster companionship of Father and Son.”
Chief: “May this night be a blessing to all who are with us and those who are not be kept safe as well.”
- Chief’s Talk
- Tally Keeper – Recap recent events
- Wampum collection
- Elber Past Chief Talk – Eagle Feather Awards
- Wampum Report – Tribal Business to be covered
- Story Teller
- Closing Ceremony
Chief: “All members young and old of the Illinois Tribe will now return to the Circle for our Closing Ceremony.”
- “An Now..” (pointing to the ground)
- May our great father in Heaven.. (arms raised, hands drawing small circles)
- Be with you.. (point to other members of the Tribe)
- For Today… (pointing to the ground)
- And forevermore!” (Shooting an arrow into the sky)