Language Advisory Committee

The LAC or Language Advisory committee was formed/developed under the Language in the Living Room Grant. The main focus of this committee is to be a voice that will assist in evaluation and recommendations concerning the Language in the Living Room Program. This includes assisting with policies and procedures for the program.

Committee Members: 

  • Bob Peters
  • Punkin Shananaquet
  • Cassandra Bush
  • Mary Bush

Cultural Advisory Committee

The Cultural Advisory Committee meets monthly to advise the Language & Culture Department on the goals and activities of the Gun Lake Tribe in accordance with the Gun Lake Tribe's Mission Statement - We, the members of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, will maintain our elders’ vision, integrity, spirituality, culture, and economic self-sufficiency by protecting our sovereignty, treaty rights, traditions, land and natural resources for our future generations.

Committee Members: 

  • Conrad Church
  • Frank Sprague
  • Cassandra Bush
  • Frances Church-Pratt
  • Jennifer Palmer
  • Collin Church

Pow Wow Committee

The Pow Wow committee meets monthly at the minimum and more frequently as the Round Dance and Pow Wow get closer. This committee assists with the planning, organization and facilitation of the Annual Round Dance and Pow Wow - two of the largest annual events hosted by the Gun Lake Tribe. 

Committee Members: 

  • Punkin Shananaquet
  • Tomie Williamson
  • Bob Peters
  • Jeff Martin
  • Junsun Bush