Hownikan Podcast: June 2019

This episode focuses on art created by Tribal members, highlighting both a stop-motion animator and a painter who mixes foundations of Native American art with eclecticism. A staff member of the CPN Eagle Aviary teaches the similarities and differences between bald and golden eagles, which the aviary houses.

Boyles’ gourd art connects the community in Kansas

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Building in Rossville, Kansas, fosters kinship through a wide variety of classes. Elders, in particular, gather at the center for companionship and fun. Tribal member Judy Boyles teaches a gourd decorating class on occasion and appreciates the outlet.

Morton transitions Kasum Contemporary in new direction

According to the old saying, when one door closes, another one opens. Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Tony Morton experienced this when Kasum Contemporary Fine Art in Oklahoma City shut its doors in November 2017. While the storefront was a steady staple in OKC’s ever-changing Plaza District, Morton and his co-owner and spouse Stacey Miller Read More »

Preserving culture through art

“I’ve always loved art, and at an early age loved to draw and use markers,” Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Stuart Sampson told the Hownikan over coffee at The Red Cup in Oklahoma City. “I have had no training as far as art school or anything like that. It was all just a love for painting. Read More »

Local artist donates talent to FireLake Balloon Festival

After the balloons touched down, many of the pilots from this year’s FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival left with physical mementos of their participation thanks to one Tribal member. Charles Clark, who goes by his Citizen Potawatomi name, Kiktode, wore two hats during the event. In addition to organizing the festival’s art show, Clark spent months Read More »

FireLake Gifts featured items of the week: February 8-14, 2016

FireLake Gifts has an array of Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets for you and the whole family. If you would like to purchase an item, FireLake Gift Shop has many items like this that can be seen in our store located inside the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center or online at https://giftshop.potawatomi.org. Be sure to follow Read More »