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Potawatomi Elder Passes Away

mathias | June 1, 2011

Potawatomi speaking elder Cecelia Miksekwe Jackson of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation, Kansas, passed away today at 88. She was a bit of a polyglot who could understand a great deal of Odawa, Ojibwe and English. Last year, she was honored by a ceremonial dinner for her lifelong work in helping make a Potawatomi dictionary [...]

Get Your Immersion by Attending Pow-Wows

mathias | April 11, 2011

Pow-wows (dances) give the general public a fun way of getting immersed in Native cultures and languages. The University of Iowa (.4% Native enrollment) helped fund a $35,000 inter-tribal pow-wow. Attendees Bob Morgan (a descendant of Bima River tribes) and James Sanderson Jr. (Potawatomi – Pokagon) stressed the importance of language in keeping traditions alive [...]

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