Higbee family history

To highlight some of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center’s archival holdings, the Hownikan is featuring photographs and family history of every founding Citizen Potawatomi family. The Higbee family traces its roots back to the St. Joseph River Valley and has a long legacy serving as teachers, medical professionals, CPN employees, Tribal leaders and more.

Veterans Report: March 2024

The March 2024 Veterans Report highlights the importance of preventative care through the VA’s health care system as well as upcoming Veterans Organization events.

Lewis, Ybarra awarded scholarship to attend conference

Domestic Violence Advocate Melody Ybarra with House of Hope and CPN Police Sergeant Donnie Lewis received a scholarship to attend the Conference on Crimes Against Women, which is held annually in Dallas.

Anishnabé star knowledge

The first in a series by Minisa Crumbo Halsey that focuses on traditional Anishnabé star knowledge, this article tells how the Nishnabé arrived upon Sekmekwe (Mother Earth) by descent from the Mdodosenik, the Seven Sisters-Pleiades Constellation.

Language Update: March 2024

The March 2024 Language Update features a new beginner class, the annual Winter Storytelling event and a new class for Elders.

CPN Headquarters Advertisement

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Owner) intends to procure a qualified General Contractor to provide construction services for a new Tribal Headquarters Building located in Shawnee, OK 74801.

CPN employee writes Oscar nominated song

CPN Housing Department Director and Osage Nation tribal member Scott George is the first Native American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Music (Original Song) for his composition of “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People),” featured in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Language fair continues to grow

The Sam Noble Museum’s Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair has received a grant to support future Indigenous language revitalization efforts in Oklahoma. The funds will help the museum increase the language fair’s visibility as well as provide additional creative opportunities.