Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meet Native America: Stephen R. Ortiz, Chairman, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Meet Native American. The National Museum of the American Indian.

"In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Together, their responses illustrate the diversity of the indigenous communities of the Western Hemisphere, as well as their shared concerns, and offer insights beyond what’s in the news to the ideas and experiences of Native peoples today." 
-Dennis Zotigh, NMAI 



Chairman Stephen R. Ortiz, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Photo by Nathan Ham Photography, courtesy of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the NMAI Blog.
Chairman Stephen R. Ortiz, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Photo by Nathan Ham Photography,
courtesy of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
and the NMAI Blog.

"Where is your nation located?
Our Government Center is in Mayetta, Kansas, located in northeast Kansas.
Where were the Prairie Potawatomi originally from?
The Great Lakes region."

To view the full interview, click here.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's website.
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