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: 

  • • Michael Pigeon Jr. (Chair)
    • Mary Bush, (Youth Representative)
    • Virginia Vanderband (Liaison to Tribal Council)
    • Mae Pego (Elder Representative)
    • Jennifer Palmer
    • Genevieve Sprague

Powwow 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: 

  • • Jennifer Palmer (Co-Chair)
    • Cassandra Bush (Co-Chair)
    • Amy Austin (Treasurer)
    • Natalie Pond (Secretary)
    • Jeff Martin (Ex-Officio)
    • Cetan Thunder Hawk
    • Junsun Bush