October 06, 2011 –
MAYETTA: It’s going to be a big weekend for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) with members and Tribal Council leaders participating in several events.
Tonight some of the Tribal Council will attend a reception in Lawrence for incoming President of Haskell Indian Nations University Chris Redman (Chickasaw) and they will also be on hand to witness his inauguration Friday morning. Later in the day, members, leaders and employees of the PBPN community, will travel to Topeka to attend the premiere of the Community Story Tree Project, a PBPN artwork, planned for unveiling at jones huyett Partners (3200 SW Huntoon ). The event is celebrating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is also part of Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk that runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday in Wichita We-Ta-Se American Legion #Post 410 color guard will represent the PBPN in the Kansas Sunflower Parade that will wind through downtown Wichita as part of Kansas 150 Festival Day. A number of events and a Home on the Range concert are also on tap to celebrate Kansas’ 150th birthday that day.
At the local level on the reservation, the 5th Annual Community Talent Show begins tonight and Friday night from 7-9 p.m. at the Rock Building. To enter the contest individuals must be 35 years and up, show their CDIB card, have their own equipment, and be dependable. Cost is $3 per night and concessions will also be available. For details contact Julia Lewis at 785.966.2182 who is coordinating the event.
On Sunday, Firekeeper Golf Course will be busy with the Haskell Golf Tournament that begins at 10:30 a.m. and in Mayetta citizens will be busy on Main Street celebrating the city’s 125-year founding with a sidewalk sale, music by DJ Dave, a petting zoo, and community meat loaf dinner and birthday cake. For details about that event call Judy Darnell at 785.966.2710.