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Youth and Education News

November, 2012

Guard Places at Competition
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Chief Kack-Kack
Respected Prairie Band Potawatom
i Warrior and Chief

Indiana: The We-Ta-Se Color Guard made the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation proud by its placement in competition last August. 24.

The group took third place in the Open Military Class competition and ninth place at the Advancing and Retiring Colors competition at the 94th Annual American Legion National Conference held in Indianapolis.   

The We-Ta-Se Color Guard consists of tribal citizens of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, based in Mayetta, Kansas. Seven We-Ta-Se veterans participated in the contest including Jim Potts, Frank Shopteese, Lorrie Wahwassuck, Tim Ramirez, John Melchior, Charles Wakole and Robert Jackson.

The We-Ta-Se Color Guard also performed during the American Legion parade in downtown Indianapolis.

Jim Potts and Frank Shopteese, liaisons for the We-Ta-Se department, also participated in convention meetings and activities. Potts serves as the Commander of the northeast Kansas American Legion district. Shopteese is a district committee
member.

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