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Forest County Potawatomi Community Culture-Based Prevention Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $450,000)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community proposes to implement the Culture-Based Prevention Program. The purpose is to develop and deploy after school and weekend cultural programming, with an emphasis on coordinating activities that provide protective factors within their lives, build identity and belonging, increase resiliency, and promote positive and healthy life choices. Project activities include: regalia and drum making classes, powwow dance classes, drumming/singing classes, rabbit snaring and winter games camps, snow snake making classes and tournaments, hunting and hide tanning camps, ricing and sacred pouch making classes, cultural woodshop classes, and creation of a youth leadership group. Expected outcomes include the development of the Tribe’s first consistent on-going youth culture program, which is expected to offer at least 60 cultural activities, and reach 50 Forest County Potawatomi Community youth each year.

Date Created: September 27, 2023