Powwow etiquette

The Saturday powwow during Family Reunion Festival is a wonderful way to experience Nishnabé culture, both traditional and contemporary. Here is how to make your experience even better.

Aviary tours, book signing and classes available at Festival

As the Family Reunion Festival returns, so do classes offered by the Cultural Heritage Center. Whether wanting to learn how to bead or get information about preserving family history, there’s something for everyone at the CHC classes.

Competitions open to all as Festival returns

As the 2023 annual Family Reunion Festival returns to the Citizen Potawatomi headquarters, so do competitions like traditional handgames, art contests and more.

Kids’ Festival activities

A variety of activities is scheduled for the Tribe’s youngest members throughout the Family Reunion Festival weekend.

Festival health screenings with CPNHS

Most Family Reunion Festival guests are looking forward to the cultural activities, but the event is also a good time to consider overall health and wellness. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services will be offering health screenings and other services on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

Powwow etiquette and dress

To respect the sacred nature of the dance space, there are several considerations regarding etiquette and dress for Tribal members participating in the Grand Entry and powwow at this year’s Family Reunion Festival.

Extend your stay after Festival

There are many nearby attractions to help you extend your 2023 Family Reunion Festival stay in Oklahoma – before or after the main event!

A Family Reunion Festival tradition makes its return

This year, the Nation’s long-standing tradition of recognizing the families that moved to Oklahoma following forced removal and eventually formed the Citizen Potawatomi Nation returns to Family Reunion Festival. This year’s honored families are Johnson, Lafromboise, Lareau, LeClair, Melott, Rhodd, Tescier, Weld and Young.

The cunning nature of addiction

No other illness can conjure up feelings of anger, resentment, frustration, and despair like addiction. CPNBHS Licensed Health Service Psychologist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Dr. Julio Rojas explains the cunning nature of addiction, and announces an upcoming event on the subject.

CPN, Dunbar Heights celebrate historic community partnership

On June 17, 2022, Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Dunbar Heights Community of Shawnee, Oklahoma, held a VIP reception in honor of Juneteenth. The partnership works to acknowledge the historical ties between Native tribes and slavery, repair the historical divides between Native American and Black communities, and pave the way toward a more just and equitable future.