The Burnett family has a long, rich history with the Potawatomi people, starting in Michigan and spanning several states across the United States.
Amidst an era of increased expansion by non-Native settlers into the United States’ western frontiers, a single piece of legislation codified federal policy on the topic of removing tribal people from their lands. On May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law. This legislation authorized the federal government to forcibly Read More »
Assisting others is the highlight of Heather Gaston’s career. Before accepting her current position as the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Child Development Center’s intake specialist, Gaston served as a master infant teacher at the CPN CDC for 12 years. Now, she provides low-income Native American families with social service referrals and assists parents with finding adequate Read More »
Burnett family member Tracy Locke is deeply invested in her heritage even though she lives in Lafayette, Indiana, hundreds of miles away from Citizen Potawatomi Nation headquarters. Lafayette is one of the stops the Potawatomi made on the Trail of Death in 1838. In fact, she is a descendant of Abram Burnett, who was 26 Read More »