Cultural Highlights

The Virginia opossum is a generalist that can be found living near humans and in areas where there are human developments. If you live in an area where there are food opportunities or fields, forests, and water sources, then you are likely to encounter a Virginia opossum from time to time.

By Dean Orvis, Wellness Center coordinator

The Michigan Indian Family Olympics brings together tribal citizens from all corners of the state for two days of family-friendly competition in Michigan’s largest Native American sporting event.

The annual event draws more 1,000 participants to Central Michigan University in a display of athletic prowess, competitive spirit, and tribal teamwork. The tribe vs tribe challenge is a fun way to compete against citizens from sixteen other tribal nations while keeping an emphasis on inclusiveness and family fun.

Shopping for a used car is like going on a treasure hunt. There are amazing deals out there, and with the emergence of the Internet as a car shopping tool, you have every chance of finding a good deal on a car that meets your needs and fits your budget.

If you're interested in contributing to your tribal government or tribal enterprise, consider sharpening your skills while studying for the Tribal Leadership Certificate that the Pokagon Band helped develop at SMC. Students gain a broad understanding of business and specific applications in tribal settings.

Classes include accounting, business management, Native American history and policy, and proposal writing. Introductory and intermediate Potawatomi language classes taught by Pokagon citizen Kevin Daughtery can be taken as part of the certificate.

By Marisela Goodrich