Strawberry Moon signals heart health

Nishnabé referred to June as the Dé’men Gises (Strawberry Moon). Potawatomi hold strawberries in high regard, and Bodéwadmimwen (Potawatomi language) expresses it. Dé’men translates to “heart berry.” Strawberries also contribute to heart health, studies show.

Hownikan Podcast: March 2022

This episode explores Potawatomi spring traditions, visits the Potato Dance World Championship and shines a light on Epilepsy Awareness Day.

Applique Pillow Case Class

Please note, RSVPs to are REQUIRED to attend. On Tuesday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., learn how to make a pair of standard pillow cases embellished with an applique design. Participants must be 18 or older and will need to supply their own fabric/notions.

Cross-Body Tote Bag With Applique Class

Please note, RSVPs to are REQUIRED to attend. Learn to make a simple Cross-Body Tote Bag embellished with an applique design on Wednesday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must be 18 or over, and will need to supply your own fabric/notions.

Hownikan Podcast: April 2020

During this episode, we’ll learn about the relationship between humans and butterflies, hear from a Tribal member who has been exploring her ancestry and Tribal culture and learn some Potawatomi words about spring.

Honoring those who came before

Traditional spirit plates remember those who came before. However, like any ceremony, the practices vary, and individual families and communities may have different approaches.

Whitecotton incorporates Potawatomi heritage and passions into career

Toupin family descendant Karen Whitecotton previously served as the director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center. She now runs her own consulting business, Heritage Museum Services LLC, and recently accepted the position of OKPOP director of collections.