May 16, 2013 –
Children in a variety of Head Start classes graduated today from the Early Childhood Education Center that is located on the PBPN reservation.
We-Ta-Se led the grand entry parade and were followed by young graduates and their families.
This young graduate and others wore hand-crafted graduation hats and many of the children wore regalia that was made especially for today by volunteers and staff who work at the Child Care Center.
Adele Wahwassuck with her daughter, Pan-no-quah who graduated from Class B. Adele is on the Early Childhood Education Center policy council.
Many of the instructors and volunteers at the center wore burgundy red tee-shirts with the Ben-no-tteh Wigwam insignia on them and marched in the grand entry at the pow-wow with several of the children.
Nevika Mahkuk with Meeks Mahkuk who also graduated from Class B today. Nevika works for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
In the center of the photo is Carrie O’Toole, Tribal Council member, who watched her grandson in the red ribbon shirt graduate today.
Kent Miller from the Tribal Victim Services program paints some art on Ki-Bo Throssell who graduated from Class E today. Along with the pow-wow, face painting and lunch were all a part of the fun for the children.
Proud parents and other onlookers enjoyed the pow-wow that was held this morning at Prairie Peoples Park.