September 7, 2018

The United States’ handling of the “Indian problem”

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center’s treaty gallery features several documents that defined Tribal relationships with the government, including peace, reservation and removal treaties. The […]
June 28, 2018

Heritage Center offers culture, history during Festival

Tribal members and families can experience the recently renovated Cultural Heritage Center during Family Reunion Festival 2018. In January, the CHC wrapped up nearly four years […]
May 24, 2018

CHC’s section three provides glimpse into pre-European contact lifeways

Before French explorer Jean Nicolet introduced colonialism to the Potawatomi in the 17th century, its society interlaced a respect for nature, an emphasis on community and […]
May 11, 2018

Bodewadmi artwork preserved in limited commemorative dishware collection

The Cultural Heritage Center’s vast basketry collection inspired the creation of a limited line of commemorative dinnerware pieces available for purchase through the CHC’s gift shop. […]
April 26, 2018

CPN’s Cultural Heritage Center keeps oral traditions alive

For thousands of years, generations of Potawatomi preserved history and culture through spoken language and the art of oral traditions. Stories and interactive video in the […]
March 14, 2018

‘Our history is real’ – Cultural Heritage Center reopening cultivates community, family and identity

Studies prove that people with strong connections to heritage and history are more confident, more resilient and feel more grounded, said Dr. Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle, a licensed […]
March 8, 2018

Prophetic wisdom: The first of 11 new exhibits, the Seven Fires sets tribe on path to its future

  This January, after years of planning and reconstruction, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center held its official grand reopening, revealing 11 new exhibits. The […]
February 2, 2018

Our stories: CPN Cultural Heritage Center reopens, revealing new, digitally expanded exhibits

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center’s completed remodel recently opened to visitors for the first time since March 31, 2014. “We’re reopening this center for […]
November 28, 2017

Audio-visual manager uses long lens when focusing on filmmaking career

Recent visitors of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma, have seen progress made on the museum exhibits, including storytelling videos and cultural […]