Dental Hygienist | Hartford, Michigan
Even before the Tribe was recognized by the federal government, we began enrolling members to officially track our Potawatomi community. At the time, I worked with others to identify individuals who would become part of the original Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Around then, I made the decision to become a dental hygienist, and today work in the Tribe’s Dental Clinic. It’s important that our citizens receive the standard of care they deserve and I’m so proud to be part of that. Growing up, my grandparents and parents kept the traditions sacred and were very protective of our culture. My cousins and I didn’t always show off our heritage, but I have always loved being a Potawatomi. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. My four children are lucky. They will never know life without being part of something larger. I’m excited to see them embrace and live their culture.
I am Ginny and I am Potawatomi.