The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is committed to providing services that promote family unity with a goal of helping individuals and families attain self-sufficiency.
Activities at the Elder Center.
The program performs a variety of services: delivers meals to homebound seniors around the reservation, serves about 120 meals at the meal site Monday through Friday, and celebrates senior birthdays with one special birthday meal per month. Every Friday, "Grocery Day," seniors are transported to Holton to buy food items. Once a month, coordinators plan a trip to Topeka for shopping and other senior outings. Daily blood pressure and sugar level checks are available from Tribal Emergency Services. The Firekeepers Elder Center, located at 15372 K Road is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals served from 11:30 to 12:30. For additional information contact the senior site director at (785) 966-0040 or fax (785) 966-0052.
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Food Distribution Program/Commodity Program
The Potawatomi Nation has been operating a commodity program since early 1980s. The Nation will continue to support this basic service to all income-eligible individuals due to the continued need for emergency food service. The service area and eligibility requirements have remained the same: "All income-eligible individuals, Indian or non-Indian, residing within the 11-square-mile Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation will be eligible for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Food Distribution Program. All income-eligible households living off the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation, but within Jackson and Brown Counties, Kansas, in which at least one member of the household must be a member of a recognized Indian nation to be eligible for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Food Distribution Program." The Food Commodities building is located at 15189 K Road, Mayetta, KS, 66509. For more information call (785) 966-2718 or fax (785) 966-2529. To download a Food Distribution Program application, click here.We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410
The We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410 is one of the oldest Native American Legion Posts in the United States. The Post is located in a building called We-Ta-Se at 15434 K Road, Mayetta, KS 66509 which houses offices, a conference room and a museum of Potawatomi veteran memorabilia. Two full-time staff are available for providing transportation services and other assistance for Prairie Band Potawatomi veterans. We-Ta-Se which means “one who is brave" in the Potawatomi language, is composed of many life members who perform as Color Guards at several events each year. The group meets regularly and appears at local pow-wows, groundbreaking ceremonies, funerals, Potawatomi Gatherings and parades. Post 410 also plays an active role in the community and is particularly supportive of activities for youth and elders. For more information call 785.966. 2580 and fax: 785.966.9853 and click here.