Posts Tagged ‘Cultural identity’

Low – Pokagon Claims

Please close this window to return to previous page. The 1895 claim was essentially for annuities and other payments pursuant to land cession treaties that had been completed. In 1833, [and] was the last of the land cession treaties that the Pokagon Potawatomi signed. And there were monies to be paid, other benefits, education and [...]

Low – Casino Revenue

Please close this window to return to previous page. So, the economics of Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo has been of great benefit to everybody. It’s been very good for the tribe, it’s also been good for the state and for the local municipalities. The state receives 8 percent of the revenues from our slot [...]

Low – Casino Opening

Please close this window to return to previous page. Even prior to 1994 and federal recognition we were approached by lobbying groups and other financiers that were interested in funding our efforts in getting federal recognition. The clear objective, I think, was that they were hoping they would have a leg up. Then if we [...]

Menominee Claim

Please close this window to return to previous page. Shirley Daly, Menominee: It’s just something that you can’t comprehend happening, but it did happen: we were terminated. Narrator: The plan was to terminate the reservation status of Menominee lands. Acting on a 1952 Republican campaign promise to get the federal government out of the Indian [...]

Potawatomi Powwow

Please close this window to return to previous page. Greg Ballew, Pokagon Potawatomi, White Thunder Singers: Powwows aren’t just a social gathering, though they are that, too, but there [are] also spiritual issues involved. So at certain times of the year they would hold gatherings—spring, fall, harvest gatherings. This is basically what our powwow traditionally [...]

Menominee Restoration

Please close this window to return to previous page. Dr. Verna Fowler, Menominee: You can see why the restoration movement gained momentum so fast and why so many of the Indians, as Joan mentioned, were in Chicago or Milwaukee could readily relate to what was happening on the reservation and could see the need for [...]

Identity Through Fishing

Please close this window to return to previous page. Linda Spencer: In our marina this year we have the tribal fishing boats, commercial fishing enterprise, the S & S fisheries, and it’s been quite a learning experience for all of us this year. There has been some controversy in the area. Some of it has [...]

Identity Through Ricing

Please close this window to return to previous page. Nick Vander Puy: Reggie Cadotte, you’re at a gathering for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. And you’re making some knockers. Looks like you got some cedar. Tell us about what you’re doing. Reggie: I’m working for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife [...]

Language and Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. JODY ALLEN CROWE (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa, MN) We now have fluent speakers as of this year starting at zero or birth all the way up to second grade in with kids all day and their job is to speak the Ojibwa language so kids [...]

Low – Symbols of Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. Our patriarch [was] Leopold Pokagon, who the government named us after, and then we sort of took on that role as Pokagon’s Band of Potawatomi or the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. We since the 1830s, we’ve always been organized as the Anishinaabek, the human beings that [...]