Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Language Department began offering Potawatomi classes to public school systems in 2017 after the curriculum met Oklahoma state standards for a world language credit. The department expanded to Shawnee Middle School in 2021. At the beginning of the academic year, it presented sixth graders the option to take Potawatomi as a 9-week elective course.
The CPN Language Department discusses their classes offered in public school districts and language learning resources available to everyone, everywhere.
It’s been a very busy summer in the language department with in-person classes, new online resources for learners and much more.
In today’s episode, we’ll discuss an award recently granted to the Tribe’s community development financial institution, hear from a Nashville musician who was discovered by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and learn some tips and tricks for self-care.
This episode focuses on art and history. We’ll hear from an Oklahoma folk musician and a stop-motion animation artist with new work on Netflix. The Director of CPN’s Cultural Heritage Center also discusses the history of the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act.
In this episode, we’ll hear about the history of the Potawatomi census book of 1862 and the Tribe’s efforts to gain ownership, an environmental activists’ stay with CPN during her journey hiking across the U.S. as well as the behavioral health department’s smoking cessation classes.
We’ll hear about the history of the now CPN-owned radio station KGFF as it celebrates nearly a century in operation as well as a new program from the Tribe’s housing department to help CPN members become homeowners. The CPN Language Department also tells a traditional story about the creation of North America.
We’ll hear information regarding CPN Health Services COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the 5 love languages for kids and families. Also, a Tribal member who is an author and radio show host talks about his recently found spirituality.
This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn winter words in Potawatomi.
This episode includes a look at new international business prospects with CPN, a story of Thanksgiving donations from employees, a visit to a Tribal member’s boot-making workshop and a recipe for traditional corn pancakes.