The Potawatomi News wants your opinion about if you favor the per capita increase or not and your reason for it that we can put into a special section of the News this month.
What we need in response from you is a yes or no and a brief statement or two as to why you feel the way you do. We also need your name and age for our demographics to ensure we are getting a cross section of the membership and to maintain accuracy.
Send responses to me or to Mary Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
The rumor going around on the rez is that the per cap increase referendum is going to be on the chairperson candidates ballot when those ballots go out in September! If that is going to be the case, the last time that happened it was one of the biggest turn out of votes ever!
After the candidates get their family members and friends to vote for them on the rez, it looks like it will be the Potawatomi off the rez: who will decide who wins this election...perhaps the candidates should get campaign websites to reach those Potawatomi that live all over this great turtle island...!
At the first full day of the Gathering in Carter, Wisconsin there will be a.m. showers, the final registration for the princess contest, the relay-race, and a golf outing. Tonight there will be bingo in Carter and there will be live entertainment by Helen Roy. Helen Roy is a tribal member of the Wikwemikong 1st Nations Band of Manitoulin Island in Ontario.
The bus stopped at the Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel on the way to the 13th annual Potawatomi Gathering near Carter, Wisconsin. Last night I ate supper with Larry Cole and his wife Mona, then I visited with them for a few hours in the lobby of the casino. I went back this morning to see the bus off and took some more photos of our tribal members. I created a photo album which is now on my right sidebar titled 'The Bus at Mystic lake.'
The bus should be at the Potawatomi Gathering about one or two this afternoon. It was great seeing all the tribal members!