Ben-no-tteh Wigwam Pow-wow

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Children in a variety of Head Start classes graduated today from the Early Childhood Education Center that is located on the PBPN Common Land.

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We-Ta-Se led the grand entry parade and were followed by young graduates and their families.

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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.

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Adele Wahwassuck with her daughter, Pan-no-quah who graduated from Class B.  Adele is on the Early Childhood Education Center policy council.

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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.

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Nevika Mahkuk with Meeks Mahkuk who also graduated from Class B today. Nevika works for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

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In the center of the photo is Carrie O’Toole, Tribal Council member, who watched her grandson in the red ribbon shirt graduate today.

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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.

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Proud parents and other onlookers enjoyed the pow-wow that was held this morning at Prairie Peoples Park.