Hownikan Podcast: April 2021

This episode focuses on art and history. We’ll hear from an Oklahoma folk musician and a stop-motion animation artist with new work on Netflix. The Director of CPN’s Cultural Heritage Center also discusses the history of the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act.

Taking care of our elders during the pandemic

With numerous shelter-in-place orders in effect to promote social distancing during the pandemic, and increased dependency of older adults on others, the pandemic heightens the potential for elder abuse.

What’s in your glass?

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is a great time to reach out to local organizations like CPN House of Hope to find ways on education and prevention, including on alcohol’s role in sexual assault.

Gearing up for a successful harvest

CPN has grown its agricultural operations in the past year, adding 105 acres of cover crops and expanding lease opportunities.

Quill art develops patience, cultural connection for artists

Quill art uses the structure of a porcupine’s primary defense mechanism to create sturdy and beautiful hand-made applique quill boxes, headdresses, jewelry and much more. While some traditional items serve utilitarian functions, the vast majority of the objects made in the last 150 years remain purely artistic.

Traditional take on Oklahoma’s state meal

Since the Citizen Potawatomi arrived in Oklahoma, taking advantage of the state’s plentiful white-tailed deer population as well as other wild game has provided lean, healthy meat.