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Citizen Potawatomi Nation Language Department hosts winter storytelling

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Language Department will share a collection of traditional Potawatomi stories that provide a glimpse into the nation’s culture and history.

The storytelling is Feb. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cultural Heritage Center and admission is free.

Guests will learn about Potawatomi language and culture through stories that are only to be shared during the winter months. Those stories include “Why Geese fly in a V,”  “Turtle Goes to War,” “The Shut Eye Dance,” “Wiske and the Buzzard” and “Wiske and Where We got Fire.”

“These are stories which have been passed down through the generations and some that were recorded by anthropologists,” said Justin Neely, director, CPN Language Department. “These stories can only be told in the winter so this will be the last telling of them this season.”

Guests will be entered into a drawing to receive copies of these winter stories. Light refreshments will also be available.

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center is located at 1899 South Gordon Cooper Drive. For more information please visit http://www.potawatomi.org/lang.