District 8 – Dave Carney: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As I write this column, spring is a few weeks away. It has not been a particularly harsh winter in western Washington; it just seems like a super long one. Our members in Alaska, Montana and many other areas of District 8 have been limping through it, enduring high heating bills, Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: April 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The morning after the first real winter storm of the year in central California left us with enough water in the ground to maybe start this year’s grass crop. The air is cold and crisp. As I am out feeding the cattle in the early morning light, the steam from our Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), It looks like Punxsutawney Phil nailed it again with his forecast of another six weeks of winter. Certainly here in the Golden State, anyway. Below-normal temperatures have created cause for concern to many of our crops here in the Central Valley and elsewhere throughout the state. The citrus industry is facing Read More »

District 5 – Gene Lambert: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), We all have a history and things we pass down to our children and them to theirs. I have talked in the past about family stories and their importance. Remember? Keep talking and telling these stories, as they become the base for future generations. We have the same as a culture and a Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), District 4 meeting in Rossville 10 a.m. April 21 at the CPN Community Center, 806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville, Kansas Justin Neely, Director of the Language Department at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is on the agenda to speak about the family clans that existed within the Tribe decades ago. Justin is one of the Nation’s Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), We are winding down from bbon (winter), and with the mnokme (spring) season comes new life, which reminded me of the little creatures that silently do their thing to bring us nutrients and other goods supporting our lives. We all see the hummingbirds, butterflies and bees moving about doing needed cross-pollination Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends)! Loss of a dear Potawatomi The Bazhaw family and our Nation lost a dear elder, Ralph Bazhaw/Nishbonsek (Two Hawks). Ralph was a fine person and much-loved husband, father, grandfather and colleague. He was a good friend to many, including me. I will miss his prayers and storytelling during our fall feasts, Read More »

District 1 – Roy Slavin: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), The first thing I need to mention is our District 1 and 4 joint meeting May 5 at Ararat Shrine Temple Restaurant, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Hownikan editor Jennifer Bell is our guest speaker. This is a large meeting room with ample parking and excellent lunch facilities. Complementary lunch Read More »

District 13 – Bobbi Bowden

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), I hope 2018 is off to a great start for everyone and their families. I still cannot believe how quickly 2017 flew by. We will blink, and Family Reunion Festival will be here. Now that the Cultural Heritage Center has re-opened you can expept it to offer more classes. This is Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to 2018 and all of the possibilities it holds. Looking back on 2017, there were some significant challenges for the Nation and me personally, but overall, it was a good year. The tribe is putting lots of effort into improving the Cultural Heritage Center, preserving and fostering Potawatomi Read More »