The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi played host to the 2023 Potawatomi Gathering, with events scheduled at the Pine Creek Reservation and at the FireKeepers Casino near Fulton, Michigan, from July 24-29. Among those representing CPN in contests were Lauren Kelly and Craig Anderson.
Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Chicago-based artist Andrea Carlson made a splash in 2021 when her piece “You are on Potawatomi Land” was installed along the RiverWalk in downtown Chicago.
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.
In October 2022, the Oklahoma Public Safety Conference named Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department dispatcher Joan Nevin the state’s 2022 Telecommunicator of the Year at its annual event.
Dennis Hoy, a Citizen Potawatomi veteran, spent the last year and a half working on his new book, Letters from Vietnam, which outlines the year he spent trudging through the jungle and valleys of Southeast Asia in 1967 and 1968.
A new novel called Deep Roots, Tall Sky tells the story of a Tribal member’s childhood on her family’s farm on their original Tribal allotment in Wamego, Kansas, during the Dust Bowl.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Amy Higdon followed her passion for costume design and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in theater. After holding several jobs on film and television productions, she is now pursuing her master’s in costume design at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In November, the Warrior Diamond National Showcase All-Star team selected Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Chase Peltier to participate in a weekend-long lacrosse tournament in Baltimore, Maryland, to exhibit his skills for college recruiters from across the country. The 16-year-old Peltier descendant recently spoke with the Hownikan about his experience with the game and time in Baltimore.
The United States celebrates Columbus Day — also recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day — on the second Monday in October every year, and the holiday further perpetuates false narratives.
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.