Citizen Potawatomi Nation provides plenty of ways to appreciate and honor Native culture and history, on not only Native American Day but also every day.
By Justin Neely, Director of the CPN Language Department It is an exciting time to be Potawatomi. If you want to learn the language, we are continually enhancing and developing new tools and classes to make that possible. Our goal of making the language accessible no matter where you live is truly coming to fruition. Read More »
Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department Another successful Family Reunion Festival is in the bag. We had a great turnout for our language classes, and Potawatomi bingo was a huge success with over 100 people playing each session. We also taught an immersion class and children’s class, which were well received. Another highlight each Read More »
Tribal member Kristy Phillips resolutely carries on Potawatomi traditions. She began learning the Tribe’s language as a child in the small town of Maud, Oklahoma. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology in 2006, she switched jobs from the CPN Language Department to the medical field until an opportunity teaching Read More »
Lots of exciting things are going on with the language department. On Wed., Feb. 24 we will be hosting our third annual Winter Storytelling Festival at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center from 6-8 p.m. We will have food and refreshments and all are welcome. We hope you will come out and listen to some of Read More »
Mno gishget Jesos ga nigit mine mno weponget.(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the CPN Language Department). As always, it gets kind of busy around the holidays. Our new online ‘Beginner I’ self-paced language course met with great success. So far we have had over 245 students join and have had our first student Read More »
This November the CPN Child Development Center and the CPN Language Department will once again host the Potawatomi Language Bee. This event is a source of pride and excitement for students, parents as well as teachers. Students at the child development center have opportunities to display their language skills throughout the school year, but many Read More »
Will you tell them you stood idly by while our language and way of life disappeared? There are less than 10 first language speakers of Potawatomi anywhere in the world with an average age of 79. We have little time to change the future. What are you going to do? We have onsite classes in Read More »