Festival is right around the corner and by the time you receive this edition it will be here. First I would like to share some of the exciting accomplishments of the CPN Child Development Center children who are taught by the Language Instructor Randy Schlachtun. We are very proud of Randy and the kids’ accomplishments at the University of Oklahoma’s Native American Language Fair, where they competed with children from across the state and country. The kids took third place in small group presentation and second in video presentation. Gdo wigezem penojeyek! (Good job kids!)

Potawatomi Scavenger Hunt: Last year at the Festival we had a scavenger hunt, which was really well received. We are going to do a scavenger hunt again, except this time you will have to go to various locations to get answers. You will have a sheet in Potawatomi which you will have to translate and answer.
For example, it might say go to the behavioral health building and count how many tables are outside. Then you will have to put the answer.

Language Classes: We are also going to have a number of classes available at Festival. On Friday, June 27 at 5 p.m. we will have a beginner Potawatomi class. At 6 p.m. the Language Department and other CPN staff members from the Cultural Heritage Center will be drumming for the Hand Games.

Saturday morning we will have a beginner class at 10 a.m. for kids and then one also for adults. At noon we will have a conversational chat class where we will just speak Potawatomi.

Please keep in mind we have online classes available no matter where you live. The time for the beginner classes is 1:30 p.m. CST on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. CST on Thursdays. Join the class by going to www.instantpresenter.com/Potawatomi4 a few minutes before class starts.

We also have an intermediate/conversational class on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. CST and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. CST. Join the class by going to www.instantpresenter.com/Potawatomi2.

For any questions email me at jneely@potawatomi.org