Friday, February 12, 2010

Following Leopold Pokagon

The entire staff
It has been nearly two centuries since Leopold Pokagons passing to a better place, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribe was named after him.

It is the opinion of the South Bend Tribune to honor and give tribute to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi by writing this kind article.

The Pokagon's language, spirituality, and history was threatened as much as the bald eagle that once shared the same lands as the Pokagon's.

We at the South Bend Tribune hope that an initiative to revive the knowledge of the Pokagons history will thrive just as the efforts to bring back the eagle from the brink of extinction.

The Pokagon's have fought modern day battles from diabetes to low college enrollment numbers but still remain.  Pokagon's Promise being near competition by Pokagon Band of Potawatomi member, Tom Topash.

The Potawatomi language is spoken by as few as 60 people today.  And only a handful of that number can actually teach the language.

"Pokagon's Promise"
Tom Topash, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Megwetch (Thank You) for recognizing the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and the other Potawatomi tribes rich history and culture.

Indianz news coverage link
The source of the article link


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