On today’s episode, we’re talking with an artist whose work proclaims the history of Potawatomi homeland along the Chicago River and visit CPN House of Hope’s first Jump Start Day, designed to bring domestic violence and abuse services and information to the community in a positive and educational way.
Creed Humphrey is a Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and center for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. At only 23 years old, the Peltier family descendant played his second season of professional football in 2022-23, ending with his first Super Bowl appearance on Feb. 12, 2023. He spoke with the Hownikan about his experience as a professional football player.
James “Jim” Thunder, Sr., a Potawatomi elder who was one of the few remaining native-speakers and helped lay the groundwork for current efforts to teach Bodéwadmimwen, has walked on. Thunder’s legacy covers not only the years he spent teaching the language but also the documentation he created and shared with Potawatomi everywhere, no matter where they lived. He laid the foundation for future generations to learn Potawatomi.
February 6 through 10 is Pride in Food Service Week, and the Hownikan talked to chefs, servers, kitchen staff and others who enjoy serving the public and find passion in food across the Nation’s programs and enterprises.
February 2023 Legislative and Executive columns.
Shelley Hoogstraten-Miller, retired Captain of the United States Public Health Service, writes of the history of the USPHS and the importance of recognizing it for its critical role as one of the eight United States uniformed services.
CPN’s Kelley Francen has accepted a new leadership role focusing on increasing engagement among the Nation’s more than 2,100 employees. As director of employee advocacy, Francen will be empowering CPN staff members to succeed, regardless of length of employment or position.
Two Potawatomi artists contributed their talents to a new song and music video, Speak Again. Inspired by Potawatomi author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s 2013 best-selling book, Braiding Sweetgrass, the lyrics and video envision a future where Bodéwadmimwen is brought back to Potawatomi communities in a meaningful way.
The Kwek Society, founded in 2018 by CPN District 2 Legislator and humanitarian immigration lawyer Eva Marie Carney, is a nonprofit organization addressing period poverty in Indian Country. In 2022, the organization surpassed 1,000,000 supplies delivered, expanded partnerships and received notable media coverage of their work.
January is Stalking Awareness Month. House of Hope’s Kayla Woody writes about signs of stalking, and steps to take if you or a loved one are experiencing stalking. If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call 911.