John Phillip Warren
Patrice J. and John Phillip Warren
Name: John Phillip Warren
Tribe: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Tribal Position: Veteran, U.S. Army. Military service is highly honored among Native People.
Profession: Factory-RMG Foundry, certified massage therapist.
Education: High school, certified massage therapist.
Favorite Sports: College football, Notre Dame football.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, singing, travel.
Religion: Native beliefs.
Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Pow wows, sweat lodge, longhouse, singing, dancing, seasonal feast.
Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: Listening to elders, speaking language, socializing with other natives, spiritual gatherings, praying with tobacco
Do you speak your tribal language? Some.
Misconceptions: All Natives are skin tone, all live in tepees, drunks, all have casinos.
Offensive words/actions: The word (Injun) Cleveland Indian Mascot, mascots, redskins.