Patrice J. Warren
Patrice J. and John Phillip Warren
Name: Patrice J. Warren
Tribe: North Eastern Band of Cherokee
Tribal Position: None.
Education: College degree.
Favorite Sports: Football & volleyball.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Sewing and dancing.
Religion: Native traditions.
Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Pow wows, dancing, feast, longhouse ceremonies.
Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: Listening to Elders, going to ceremonies, teaching family, especially children, grandchildren, so they can carry the heritage and culture to their children.
Do you speak your tribal language? No.
Misconceptions: People thinking all Indians are dark skin or have black hair.
Offensive words/actions: Squaws, redskins, engine, “How much Indian are you?” and “You don’t look Indian.”