Hownikan Podcast: July 2020

In this episode, we talk to CPN’s Tribal Court Chief Justice about current civil rights issues, hear from a Tribal member about an unexpected turn in her employment, and learn how CPN Department of Education funding helped a student discover more about himself and his passions.

Hownikan Podcast: June 2020

This episode takes a look at the history of Native Americans and infectious disease, how the CPN human resources department has adapted during the coronavirus pandemic and a new United States Department of Agriculture program helping get food to Tribal members in Kansas.

District 4 – Jon Boursaw: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), District 4 meeting in Rossville 10 a.m. April 21 at the CPN Community Center, 806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville, Kansas Justin Neely, Director of the Language Department at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is on the agenda to speak about the family clans that existed within the Tribe decades ago. Justin is one of the Nation’s Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Peggy and I hope each of you had a joyful and safe holiday season. 2018 objectives Unfortunately, my primary objectives remain basically unfulfilled. These include the return of the 1862 Potawatomi census book to the Nation, which I also wrote about a year ago in my January 2017 column and have advocated for Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Holiday wishes Peggy and I would like to sincerely wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that your holiday season is safe and only filled with joy and happiness. It has been a very good year and I look forward to 2018 being even Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Veterans Day I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to all Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members who are currently serving our nation, and to my fellow CPN veterans for their service and sacrifices. Like most veterans, I have memories of those countless friendships, and although several were maintained over the Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Another story of Native American history in Kansas The April 18 Kansas City Star featured an interesting article regarding the discovery of what appears to be the location of the lost city of Etzanoa, a home to ancestors of today’s Wichita tribe. For centuries, the Wichita tribe was indigenous to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Potawatomi of Indiana: I’ve been giving my CPN history presentation for several years and have consistently spoken about the St. Joseph and Wabash Potawatomi in Indiana. I’ve described that even after the Trail of Death; several hundred Potawatomi were relocated to Sugar Creek Reservation in Kansas. I had the idea that these Potawatomi had been Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Three District 4 meetings • 10 a.m. April 21 at the CPN Community Center in Rossville, Kansas. As part of our effort to bring more culture and traditions to Citizen Potawatomi Nation members, we have invited Justin Neely, director of the CPN Language Department near Shawnee, Oklahoma, to speak about the family clans Read More »