Bead and Tea

Bead and Tea: a come and go beading class at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month! This is a class for all levels.

Bead and Tea

Bead and Tea: a come and go beading class at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month! This is a class for all levels.

Open Sew

Come and go sewing class at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center every Monday! This class is for all levels. Join us to share your knowledge and learn from others. Tools are provided, and we encourage you to bring your own project to work on.

Higbee family history

To highlight some of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center’s archival holdings, the Hownikan is featuring photographs and family history of every founding Citizen Potawatomi family. The Higbee family traces its roots back to the St. Joseph River Valley and has a long legacy serving as teachers, medical professionals, CPN employees, Tribal leaders and more.

Anishnabé star knowledge

The first in a series by Minisa Crumbo Halsey that focuses on traditional Anishnabé star knowledge, this article tells how the Nishnabé arrived upon Sekmekwe (Mother Earth) by descent from the Mdodosenik, the Seven Sisters-Pleiades Constellation.

A Presentation on Nishnabé Star Knowledge Teachings

Join Tribal member and artist Minisa Crumbo Halsey (Wabksekwe/ Dawnwoman) for a presentation on Nishnabé Star Knowledge Teachings on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center. 

Language Update: March 2024

The March 2024 Language Update features a new beginner class, the annual Winter Storytelling event and a new class for Elders.

Hardin family history

To highlight some of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center’s archival holdings, the Hownikan is featuring photographs and family history of every founding Citizen Potawatomi family. The Hardin family has a long history of service to the Nation, through elected and volunteer leadership, military service, trades and more.

Darling family history

The earliest communities in what would become Oklahoma were born from the hard work and generosity of families like the Darlings. The Hownikan traces Darling family history through archival records at the CHC.

2024 Honored Families announced

Every year at the CPN Family Reunion Festival, the Nation honors a group of families that moved to Oklahoma and eventually formed the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The 2024 Honored Families are Darling, Hardin, Higbee, Levier, Lewis, Nadeau, Negahnquet, Pambogo and Smith.