This episode explores the sounds and career of a Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member who’s made a name for himself in hip hop and activism. We’ll also get health and wellness tips from a CPN trainer and the history of the Nation’s Veterans Organization’s eagle staff.

Emcee One

Photo by Lauren Bieri for Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Marcus Guinn, also known as Emcee One, is a DJ, recording artist, rapper, youth mentor and national speaker. He’s Citizen Potawatomi — a descendant of the Burnett family. He’s also Osage, Delaware and Puerto Rican. He invited CPN into his Oklahoma City home, where he shared his inspiration, motivation and music.

Learn more about Emcee One and One Chance Leadership at Marcus Guinn’s website,

Wellness with Wilson Littlehead

The Tribe showed its commitment to health when it opened the FireLake Wellness Center in 2003. Personal trainer and fitness technician Wilson Littlehead is committed to health and wellness, too. He shared some of his favorite fitness philosophies, workouts and processes.

FireLake Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 5am to 7pm, Friday from 5am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to noon. For more information, visit

Veterans Organization’s Eagle Staff

Potawatomi culture reveres animals, particularly the eagle, and veterans. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation color guard holds the unique honor of leading dancers into the arena during Grand Entry at Tribal powwows. Recently, the organization has been working on a very special eagle project.

For more information about the CPN Veterans Organization, visit

Hownikan Podcast is produced and distributed by Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Public Information Department. The theme music is written and performed by Marcia Bendo. Find digital editions of the Tribal newspaper here.