Birch bark biting merges traditional skill and contemporary art

Several types of birch trees are indigenous to North America’s Eastern Woodlands area and the Great Lakes. Nishnabé people use their wood for many different facets of everyday life, such as making canoes, wigwams, basketry, and art, including birch bark biting.

Hownikan Podcast: August 2020

Two CPN staff members join this episode to discuss critical resources their departments offer, including CARES Act funding. We also hear from artists who cultivated a unique art exhibit that brings 12 Citizen Potawatomi and Anishnabe artists together for a spark of beauty during a pandemic.

Bacone needs funds for historical tribal art program

Bacone College seeks to raise funds to properly house its vast art collections and restore buildings as well as honor key collegiate leaders who have left a permanent impression on its legacy, including Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Woody Crumbo.

Zoryan Institute features Citizen Potawatomi artist

What is Aleppo showcases Clark’s affinity for creating beautiful art out of the world’s darkness by bringing to light the gravity that issues such as warfare, genocide, politics and more have on cultures and individuals.

Creation started with the sound of the shishigwen

Rattles imitate the resonance of water, ranging from sprinkles hitting the bark on a tree to a thunderstorm. It all depends on the materials used, the size of the container and the pieces that fill it.