Some academics and Native-focused nonprofits encourage land acknowledgements as a way to engage with the Indigenous peoples upon whose property their work and lives depend. These statements exist with various purposes and potentials.
After decades of being hindered by inconsistent funding and bureaucratic red tape, the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City opens to the public Sept. 18 and 19. The weekend includes tours, demonstrations, performances, family activities and more.
Stop-motion animator Nicole Emmons hit a career milestone in March when Netflix released a new children’s show with a scene she filmed. Waffles and Mochi features the titular characters who travel the world learning about the history and uses of different foods.
The Kansas Historical Society’s Director of Museum and Education Division, Mary Madden, recently reached out to Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 4 Legislator Jon Boursaw for consultation and to discuss updating the museum and nearby Baptist Mission.
Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Shawnee recognized Tribal member and registered nurse Mary Elizabeth Zientek’s bedside manner, optimism and appreciation for a challenge by naming her the 2020 Employee of the Year.
The Council for Environmental Quality invited CPN member and academic Kyle Whyte to join the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The group is designed to provide plans and ideas on fighting climate change alongside environmental justice.
Not everyone can successfully incorporate marriage and business, but Bob and Patty Frakes are breaking the status quo with their leatherworking company Frakes Designs.
Mapmaker and Tribal member Margaret Pearce believes cartography lends itself to the representation of Indigeneity because the land remains at the center of many societies and traditions.
Archivist and historian Lynn Cowles created a display at the Allen J Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, to highlight her Potawatomi family’s past. She celebrated Native American Heritage Month in November 2020 with visitors.
Shortly after New Year’s, Tribal member Thad Cockrell received a phone call from his manager with a request to be the musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.