Potawatomi verbs: How and when to use them

The July 2019 language update from CPN Language Department Director Justin Neely covers the four main Potawatomi verbs: intransitive, transitive, independent and conjunct.

Language with Perrot

As the last heritage fluent Potawatomi speaker for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Don Perrot began helping Citizen Potawatomi Nation members learn the language in the mid-1970s. He was raised in a traditional community in Wisconsin and always wanted to pass on the oral traditions of Potawatomi culture.

Language update: May 2019

This month’s CPN Language Department update highlights the coming online Potawatomi dictionary, the University of Oklahoma Youth Language Fair and more.

Language update — March 2019

The March 2019 update from the CPN Language Department discusses exciting new projects coming this year.

Language Department update: December 2018

By Justin Neely, Director of the CPN Language Department As we head into December, it has been a busy fall for the CPN Language Department. We are finishing two adult classes, which were taught in person and streamed live in the Potawatomi Language group on Facebook. What’s nice about this is folks who don’t live Read More »

Potawatomi language learning update

Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department Director It’s been a very busy month for the language department. By the time this reaches you, we will have reached our 800th person to use the Moodle online Potawatomi language course. If you haven’t tried it out, go to language.potawatomi.org. There is a Beginner I with 20 chapters. Read More »

Language program provides learning opportunities for all

Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department It’s been a busy month in the language department. We will have started a new eight-week language class from 5:30-7 p.m. central time on Wednesdays at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, located near Shawnee, Oklahoma. If you are interested but missed the first class, you can Read More »

Language update

Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department director Bozho jayek (Hello everyone), By the time this comes out, we will have hosted our annual Winter Storytelling event. We also broadcast it live on Facebook this year. You should still be able to access the archived version by joining the group Potawatomi Language, and then finding Read More »

Language with Justin: November

Submitted by Justin Neely It’s been a busy fall for Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Language Department. We are offering a 10-week beginner class 5:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 22 at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Students learn songs and play games as part of the learning process. Some Potawatomi-language games we have Read More »