2016 looks to be a banner year for Citizen Potawatomi Nation

After a slower pace of construction in 2015, the new year looks to be as bright as ever at Citizen Potawatomi Nation as projects large and small are set to be complete. At FireLake Golf Course, the rehab of the back nine holes begins in January. Much of the infrastructure at FireLake – including irrigation, Read More »

Learn traditional Native teachings with the Rabbit and Bear Paws series

Chad Solomon, a citizen of the Henvey Inlet First Nation, located in Ontario, Canada, is an author who writes and draws a series of graphic novels, picture books and puppet stories based on traditional Native teachings called Rabbit and Bear Paws. Solomon sat down with the Hownikan to answer a few questions about this series. Read More »

Tim Zientek and housekeeping crew make Gathering more enjoyable for Tribal members

CPN Emergency Management Director, Tim Zientek, travelled 1,059 miles for the Potawatomi Gathering of Nations in Carter, Wisconsin. Along with Zientek in 2015, were CPN employees, Nick Nadeau, Jason Hawk and Connor Arrasmith. Zientek and his crew have a multitude of responsibilities for the Potawatomi Gathering, including the transport and set-up of two camper trailers Read More »

Pokagon Band tribal member finds full time hobby after retirement

Each year at the Potawatomi Gathering of Nations, vendors set up booths just outside of the dance arena for attendees to buy gifts and handmade crafts. One vendor, whose products come marked with their unmistakable red heart stamp, stands out amongst the many present. Hal Wiggins, whose Potawatomi name translates to “Red Heart,” is a Read More »