Cultural Events

The Department of Language and Culture schedules events throughout the month to promote the understanding and appreciation of Neshnabe traditions and lifeways.

Reoccurring Programs

Men's and boys' Drumming
Twice a month, John T. Warren (Pokagon Potawatomi) leads drumming classes to share drum teachings, practice drumming and singing, and to learn songs.

Monthly Cultural Workshop
Once a month, a Cultural Workshop is held to learn about Neshnabe' traditions and life ways.

Make & Take Craft Shop
Citizens are encouraged to come and enjoy gathering together in the L&C Workshop. The workshop offers wood working, beading, basket making and much more. Bring your unfinished projects, ideas for upcoming workshops you and your families would like to see in our future. The workshop is open the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6–8 pm.

Annual & Quarterly Programs

Seasonal Teachings
Seasonal teachings are held in conjunction with seasonal ceremonies which revolve around the equinoxes and solstices. Elders and spiritual leaders are invited to share original teachings about the changing season and other topics.

Summer Youth Culture Camp
The Summer Youth Culture Camp is an overnight camp for Pokagon citizens and JOM eligible students in the 2nd – 12th grades. The focus of the camp is language, culture, spirituality, traditional ecological knowledge, Neshnabe history, and education. Many of the camp activities are built around cultural teachings and language lessons, but also include many favorite conventional camp activities.

For detailed information about attending any of the above events, please visit our calendar.

Community Events

Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture: The Indigenous World
The Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture hosts many events pertaining to native culture, some of which we partner with them to hold. View their website for an updated calendar.

Jijak Foundation: Full Moon Ceremonies
We are invited to attend full moon ceremonies with the Gun Lake Band at the Jijak Foundation facility. We hope to see you there!