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Purcell Powless Remembrance Day

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 by
General Pressroom Blog

Today, the Oneida Nation celebrates the life and accomplishments of our longest serving Chairman, Purcell Powless. The Oneida Business Committee declared November 5 as Purcell Powless Remembrance Day in 2011.

Under his direction, the Oneida Nation saw tremendous growth. Some of the most notable accomplishments under his administration are:

Anna John Nursing Home
Irene Moore Activity Center
Radisson and the Oneida Casino
Site I & II
Tribal vehicles
Land recovery
Retail Division
HeadStart and the Tribal School System

These are only a few of his major accomplishments that moved the Oneida Nation forward into prosperity with a good mind, a good heart, and a strong fire.

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