Artist shares new paintings and star knowledge

Constellation stories are tied to the Potawatomi way of life and relationships to nature, and Potawatomi artist Minisa Crumbo Halsey reflects these teachings in her paintings. Crumbo Halsey hopes her art will encourage Potawatomi to embrace the traditional star knowledge Nishnabé people have relied upon for hundreds of years.

Levier family history

The origins of the Levier family can be traced back to the Great Lakes region, where the Potawatomi and their relatives, the Odawa and Ojibwe, lived near Lake Michigan. By the 1700s, fur traders flocked to the area and many Potawatomi married into the families of the traders. It was through intermarriage that French surnames like Cadue, Battese and Levier began appearing among the Potawatomi.

Language update: April 2024

The April Language Update highlights improvements to the online dictionary, online learning opportunities, a new skit series, and a traditional story about why the rabbit has a short tail.

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.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Meeting

A Public Meeting is scheduled for 2:00-3:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 19th, 2023, in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services Conference Room, 1549 Workforce Dr. Shawnee, OK 74801. This is a Public Meeting regarding the Nation’s HUD ICDBG grant application.  2019/20 HUD Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG):  to solicit comments on a funding Read More »

Tribal member serves a higher calling, local community

Peltier family descendant John Henson said it was a calling from God and a love of serving his fellow man that spurred him to pursue religious ministry.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, resident has completed a year-and-a-half long process to become an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church.