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Experience Michiana - November 7th, 2013

Episode #529 - November 7th, 2013

On the show tonight we take a trip to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Community Center in Dowagiac, Michigan.  Then, Rhonda Purcell will explain what they are doing to keep the Potawatomi language alive with their people. Finally, Evie Kirkwood joined us on the trip to Dowagiac.

Original Airdate: November 07, 2013

In This Episode

  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
    November 7th, 2013 Photo Bob Moody More Information
    November 7th, 2013 Photo

    In This Segment

    On the show tonight we take a trip to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Community Center in Dowagiac, Michigan.We'll be doing the whole show tonight and tomorrow from this wonderful facility.First we'll talk to Bob Moody, the Tribal Council Vice Chairman of the Pokagon Band.He'll share about the new housing addition that just opened and how it's helping to pull their community together.He'll also talk about some of the history of his tribe in the area. 

    Find more info on the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi here:www.Pokagon.com

    Guests

    1. Bob MoodyTribal Council Vice ChairmanPokagon Band of Potawatomi

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  • Pokagon Artist and Drummer
    November 7th, 2013 Photo Jason Wesaw More Information
    November 7th, 2013 Photo

    In This Segment

    Jason S. Wesaw is and artist and drummer, and we'll get to ask him why the drum is so important to the Pokagon Band and other Indian cultures.  For events and almost every gathering, it gets started with the drum.  We'll find out why and get to hear a little bit of Jason playing.

    Guests

    1. Jason WesawPokagon Band of Potawatomi

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  • The Potawatomi Language
    November 7th, 2013 Photo Rhonda Purcell More Information
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    The Potawatomi language started as just a spoken language.  Rhonda Purcell is the Language Coordinator for the Pokagon Band and she’ll explain what they are doing to keep the language alive with their people, and why that’s important.

    Guests

    1. Rhonda PurcellLanguage CoordinatorPokagon Band of Potawatomi

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  • Evie Kirkwood
    November 7th, 2013 Photo Jason Wesaw More Information
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    Evie Kirkwood, host of Outdoor Elements joined us on the trip to Dowagiac to tape a segment for her show and we'll get a preview of that tonight.  She'll talk to Jason M. Wesaw, Government Manager for the Pokagon Band about the new homes that were built in their community and how much thought and planning went into lowering the impact on the environment. 

    Look for the full segment when Season 14 of Outdoor Elements kicks off in January.  www.wnit.org/OutdoorElements

    Guests

    1. Jason WesawPokagon Band of Potawatomi

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Also In This Episode

  • November 7th, 2013 Photo Introduction
  • November 7th, 2013 Photo Trivia: 1833 Treaty of Chicago
  • November 7th, 2013 Photo Trivia: Federal Recognition
  • November 7th, 2013 Photo Trivia: Pokagon Home Land
  • November 7th, 2013 Photo Trivia: Natural Resources
  • November 7th, 2013 Photo Closing