Hear stories of reconnecting with culture, reviving traditions, and reclaiming heritage from the vibrant Pokagon Band community, with host Kyla Carneiro.
Not Our Tradition
Margaret Long is a tribal citizen, mother, Potawatomi language apprentice, and she’s a domestic violence survivor. She is sharing her full story of enduring domestic violence and healing in the years that follow.
Margaret shares in detail several violent stories, so please be aware that this episode may not be beneficial for young ears.
photo by Emily Sobecki for Michiana Life Magazine
Embracing Jordan Brewer
Citizen Jordan Brewer isn't far from home at the University of Michigan, but his world has completely changed. He started as a transfer to U of M this season, and now he's headed to professional ball. His journey here hasn't been all highs. It was filled with obstacles, but without them, he’d tell you he wouldn’t be who he is or where he is today.
Different characters, same stories (with storyteller Colin Wesaw)
In this episode, you'll hear not one story but three because community storyteller Colin Wesaw came and recorded three of his stories with us, each with lessons and entertainment for people of all generations. So take a break, sit back, and listen as these stories are brought to life with Colin's words, music, and the sounds of the stories.
Nado’wen (healing) on display
Sally Clausen walked into Pokagon Health Services, unsure what to expect in this unfamiliar space in a place she only recently started calling "home." She left there and took her first steps on a journey she never anticipated, one starting in brokenness, but ending in transformation.
Attorney John Morseau
After years of perseverance, John Morseau can officially, legally practice law in the State of Michigan. His path here, though, was not a straight line, nor was he always on the side of law he is now. John had to figure this journey out on his own, but he knew exactly where his path was going to lead.
Invisible No More
Jake Williams is a Pokagon citizen, but up until a couple years ago, his Native identity was essentially a secret to anyone who met him after high school. He wrote about his journey from invisibility to being quite vocal about his identity in a raw piece for Medium called “Elizabeth Warren and the Invisible Indian.” In this episode, Jake shares more about why he went silent and why he’s speaking so openly about it to the point of purposely embarrassing himself now.
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A wonderful look at the art of story and the culture of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.