Hownikan Podcast: Water and women

Environmental studies and sciences professor Barbara Wall loves, researches and teaches about water from an Indigenous perspective.

Hownikan Podcast: Tribal veterans interviews

In honor of Veteran’s Day, this episode dips into the video archives of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center for recent interviews with veteran Tribal members.

Hownikan Podcast: October 2022

This episode explores the history and complexities of the simple dish of fry bread and features a CPN photographer who traveled North American to capture Potawatomi from all 9 Nations in regalia.

Hownikan Podcast: September 2022

During this episode, we’ll hear from the 2022 Potawatomi Leadership Program class about their experience and ideas for the Tribe’s future, celebrate International Podcast Day and talk to an Oklahoma City musician about his upcoming album.

Hownikan Podcast: Dispelling therapy myths

During this episode, CPN Behavioral Health Services’ Dr. Julio Rojas discusses stigma and myths of therapy as treatment and the experience itself. He is a Licensed Health Service Psychologist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with decades of experience helping clients overcome trauma, addictive disorders, substance abuse and improve their quality of life with psychotherapy.

Hownikan Podcast: Family Reunion Festival 2022

This year’s Family Reunion Festival at the end of June brought activities back in-person for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. One of the major attractions for the weekend was the craft classes held in the Cultural Heritage Center. Tribal members gathered around tables to learn how to make hand drums, moccasins, sew applique, fashion corn husk dolls, do loom beading, fashion beaded bandoliers and so much more.

Hownikan Podcast: July 2022

This episode discusses CPN Health Service’s new telehealth platform for all Tribal members in the U.S., makes a visit to a recent opioid overdose awareness event held by CPN Behavioral Health and talks with District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson about his reelection in June.

Hownikan Podcast: June 2022

This episode discusses the health and cultural importance of strawberries, and shines a light on the new Potawatomi Fire dance teams. We also talk with a Tribal member and leader who recently became director of CPN’s Workforce Development and Social Services Department.