Harvest Pow Wow

For the 18th year in a row, the Midwest SOARRING Foundation brought Native American tradition to Naperville.

But this year, with a twist.

Chaske Spencer, actor from the “Twilight” movie franchise, was on-hand at the Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement.

The two-day event spotlights Native American dancing, singing, clothing and goods.

The 37-year-old actor of Native American descent met with fans to discuss Twilight, as well as his youth growing up on a reservation.

“It’s just part of my tradition of who I am,” said Spencer, who was also in town to promote United Global Shift, a nonprofit organization that aims to sustain the environment, health and education in communities. “I enjoy going to pow wow’s. I love the regalia; I love the artwork; [and] the people.”

This year’s Harvest Pow Wow had the largest number of vendors yet, as well as a special animal exhibit where visitors could interact with Siberian Huskies and a Bald Eagle.

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