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 »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), There will be a District 4 meeting April 21 in Rossville, Kansas. I will have further details regarding the meeting in the March and April issues of the Hownikan. I am still working on dates and locations for meetings this spring in Kansas City and Wichita. If you or family members would like Read More »

Legislator Boursaw represents ancestors at 2014 Trail of Courage event

Jon Boursaw, District 4 CPN Legislator from Topeka, Kan. was amongst the honored Bourassa family members at the 2014 Trail of Courage Living History Festival event on Sept. 20 in Rochester, Ind. “Obviously it is an honor to me and my immediate family that I have asked to represent the entire Bourassa family at this Read More »

District 1 and 4 hold combined regional meeting in Kansas

  There are thirteen legislative districts within the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Five are divided up in Oklahoma while the other eight are dispersed throughout the United States. Legislative representatives from District 4, Jon Boursaw and District 1 legislator, Roy Slavin, held a regional meeting together for their districts in Overland Park, Kan. on June 7. Read More »