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.
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.