CPN students present at Language Fair

Under the direction of interdepartmental Potawatomi language lead Robert Collins, Citizen Potawatomi Nation students from the Tribe’s Child Development Center performed at the 21st annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair in the spoken poetry category, receiving first place.

Language update: May 2024

The May 2024 Language Update features several awards won by Potawatomi students at the recent Oklahoma Native Youth Language Fair, the beginning of a summer immersion course, translation efforts, and several spring words.

Language update: April 2024

The April Language Update highlights improvements to the online dictionary, online learning opportunities, a new skit series, and a traditional story about why the rabbit has a short tail.

Language Update: March 2024

The March 2024 Language Update features a new beginner class, the annual Winter Storytelling event and a new class for Elders.

Language fair continues to grow

The Sam Noble Museum’s Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair has received a grant to support future Indigenous language revitalization efforts in Oklahoma. The funds will help the museum increase the language fair’s visibility as well as provide additional creative opportunities.

Beginner Language Course

This six-week Beginner Language Course will be held in person at the Cultural Heritage Center as well as online every Tuesday and Thursday between 6-7:30 p.m. starting March 5, 2024.

Winter Storytelling

Join the CPN Language Department for our annual Winter Storytelling event, where we hear traditional Potawatomi stories that are only told during winter.

Language update: December 2023

The December 2023 update from the CPN Language Department recaps fall classes and highlights upcoming events such as Winter Story Telling and spring classes.

Potawatomi premiere of House on Haunted Hill

Join the CPN Language Department for the Potawatomi premiere of House on Haunted Hill. The film will be shown in Potawatomi with English subtitles. Refreshments will be provided.