Though the vast majority of Citizen Potawatomi may not know more than a few words and feel overwhelmed by the challenge of learning, CPN Language Department Director Neely’s experiences provide guidance.
We survived an action filled summer. The Tribal youth will be attending an end of year trip to Arlington, Texas where they visit Six Flags over Texas and Hurricane Harbor. They’ll also take a tour of the Dallas Cowboys footballfacilities. With summer ending and school beginning though, it’s down to business. To get the school Read More »
July was a very busy at the P.L.A.C.E. as we took a journey to visit the homes of what most people know as the Five Civilized Tribes. Our first journey was to the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Heritage Center where the youth took a tour of the traditional Indian villages dating back to the eighteenth century. Read More »
March was a very busy time at the P.L.A.C.E., starting with the Tribal Youth’s collection of items for a care package to the Pine Ridge Cove Tribal Youth Group in South Dakota. On Jan. 24, 2015, the Pine Ridge Tribal Youth were subjected to racial slurs and had beer thrown on them at a Rapid Read More »
With the start of the New Year, the P.L.A.C.E. was jumping with excitement. Youth began putting together their Seabots with the help of members from the S.T.E.M. programs at Shawnee High School and Gordon Cooper Technology Center. We also unveiled another project of ours, a tribal youth news station, P.L.A.C.E. News.Our staff of two co-anchors, Read More »
The winter sessions at the P.L.A.C.E. started off with a trip to the Oklahoma Historical Museum. We had around 30 youth attend. The visit was the collaboration between the mentorship program and The P.L.A.C.E., and our students and staff enjoyed learning more about Oklahoma and world history. On December 8, the youth were honored to Read More »
It’s been a busy year for the language department. Our three year grant that helps fund our development of self-paced language classes is coming along nicely. The classes will have four units with 10 topics in each unit. Each topic will be taught in five to eight lessons, depending on the subject. The classes are Read More »
Bozho Jayek (Hello everyone) There are a lot of exciting things happening in the language department. We recently received an ANA grant to develop a self-paced online class. We are using the Moodle format, an open-source learning platform that is the next generation of blackboard. We are making beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, each with Read More »