Hewuse takes first in professional art category at Festival

The 2023 Family Reunion Festival saw many entries for its art contests, with pieces ranging from beading to woodwork and sketches to sculptures. Laura Hewuse took first place in the professional category of the adult art competition for her “Two Brothers, One Nation” hand-beaded bandolier bags.

Aviary tours, book signing and classes available at Festival

As the Family Reunion Festival returns, so do classes offered by the Cultural Heritage Center. Whether wanting to learn how to bead or get information about preserving family history, there’s something for everyone at the CHC classes.

Competitions open to all as Festival returns

As the 2023 annual Family Reunion Festival returns to the Citizen Potawatomi headquarters, so do competitions like traditional handgames, art contests and more.

Kids’ Festival activities

A variety of activities is scheduled for the Tribe’s youngest members throughout the Family Reunion Festival weekend.

Veterans Report: June 2023

The June 2023 Veterans Report highlights the upcoming meeting during Family Reunion Festival on Saturday, June 24 at 9 a.m. and invites new members to join the group in representing the CPN Veterans at parades and events.

Festival health screenings with CPNHS

Most Family Reunion Festival guests are looking forward to the cultural activities, but the event is also a good time to consider overall health and wellness. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services will be offering health screenings and other services on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

CHC hopes to capture Tribal member experiences

Heritage Interview Clerk Christopher Lenggenhager hopes to see many Tribal members during Family Reunion Festival this year and aims to record interviews that serve as video time capsules for future generations. To schedule an interview, visit portal.potawatomi.org.

Powwow etiquette and dress

To respect the sacred nature of the dance space, there are several considerations regarding etiquette and dress for Tribal members participating in the Grand Entry and powwow at this year’s Family Reunion Festival.

Extend your stay after Festival

There are many nearby attractions to help you extend your 2023 Family Reunion Festival stay in Oklahoma – before or after the main event!

2023 Honored families

An important part of Family Reunion Festival, the honored families tradition recognizes the families that moved to Oklahoma following forced removal and eventually formed the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The 2023 honored families are Johnson, Lafromboise, Lareau, LeClair, Melott, Rhodd, Tescier, Weld and Young.