He, My name is Matt Putnam. I am from the Stockbridge Munsee of Mohican Tribal Nation. I was born, raised, and have lived on the Stockbridge Munsee Reservation in WI.
I am known for teaching boxing to the youth, tribal history, genealogy, building canoes, and visiting elders. I have always worked in the community in any way that benefited the people.
For the future I hope that genuine education of who we are is understood in mainstream society. I would like to see our young ones take an interest in learning their culture and traditions so we do not lose any more of our knowledge.
Final words of wisdom... "You can count the apples on the tree, but not the seeds."