Community Highlights

The Pokagon Department of Language and Culture is pleased to announce that Bodwéwadmimwen Language Videos for Kids will go live on their new YouTube channel on Monday, April 19! The videos will feature storybook readings with three different levels. Please visit (insert link) to access this important educational content and help your children get a head start on learning our Native Language. Infants and children up to age 10 are recommended.

Families that have welcomed babies between January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2021 are asked to RSVP by April 12. Participants can supply a photo for our virtual Celebration Page.

Those that RSVP will also receive a small gift package including a quilt, a feast bundle, a rattle, educational items and some gifts for both the mother and father. Gift package pickup will take place on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and May 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wellness Center entrance at PHS. This will be a drive through pick up to help with social distancing.

 

Click the image below for a collaborative collection of recipes, videos, and links to a variety of healthy Native American Nutrition resources shared with the permission of other Tribal Organizations across the country.  

 

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellness of our youth.  Our young people have had to deal with a variety of very difficult circumstances including fear, anxiety, depression, isolation and not being able to interact with their peers.  See below to view a list of organizations in our 10 county service area which provide live mental health support in cooperation with Pokagon Health Services.  Services are also available to Pokagon Citizens living outside of the 10 county service area.  

After months of collaboration between our tribe’s Language Program and Mango Languages, a language-training company, the first chapter of our Potawatomi Language Course has launched. This is the first of ten chapters planned for phase one of the course.