Potawatomi Nation tribal leader dies

TOPEKA, Kan.(KSNT)- One of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s tribal leaders Gary M. Mitchell has died.

The 63-year-old served as chairman of the gaming commission.Prior to that, he had been elected to serve on the tribal council as chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer.He had a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washburn University and a master’s degree in history from Baker University.Mitchell was dedicated to ensuring that his people’s traditions and language were maintained.

Drum service will be Monday evening at the dance ground building.

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