November 19, 2018

Finding food on the prairie

Before colonialism, the Potawatomi lived semi-nomadically as hunter-gatherers, picking Earth’s bounties seasonally. Often, they collected nuts, which provided fats and nutrients to cook, fry and survive […]
September 18, 2018

2018 PLP participants discover CPN

Every year, the Tribe selects 10 students from across the country for the Potawatomi Leadership Program. The PLP, recognized by the Harvard Project on American Indian […]
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. […]
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 3, 2017

Journal Record honors Kelli Mosteller as one of 50 women making a difference in Oklahoma

Kelli Mosteller is director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center and perhaps one of the most recognizable names representing the tribe. With a roster […]