Friday, January 22, 2010

Prairie Band of Potawatomi

Are looking for storm spotter trainers to look for dangerous weather conditions approaching the reservation.  The class will be on Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 6:30 at the Stone building.  Most reservations do not have tornado sirens and require storm spotters.

I remember reading a story of Derrek Collett who was 7 years old and a Potawatomi who made sure all the children in what was at the time the only foster home licensed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi were safe during a tornado in Dowagiac back in the fall of 2007.

Little Derrek rushed a 2 year old foster girl to the basement.  Then he helped two other special needs kids to the basement to wait out the storm.  The Collett family had a article written in the Dowagiac Newspaper and also link Dowagiac is the location of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.

(Click on the title of this story for more information)

Storm Spotter Training Link

National Geographic Lesson Plan Link

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