District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Another story of Native American history in Kansas The April 18 Kansas City Star featured an interesting article regarding the discovery of what appears to be the location of the lost city of Etzanoa, a home to ancestors of today’s Wichita tribe. For centuries, the Wichita tribe was indigenous to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), As we know, the last 10 days of August and all of September have had our attention around Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Many in south Texas, including many of our CPN family members, have lost much. Some may have lost their entire homes, autos and pets. Others, while they did Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends)! Family field trip to Birmingham, Alabama? I’m excited to host fellow Potawatomi at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) for a tour of the Institute, followed by a lunch and business meeting in the BCRI Commons, beginning 10 a.m. March 10. I believe this is the first “official” Citizen Potawatomi Nation Read More »

District 1 – Roy Slavin

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The first thing I want to mention in this article is our upcoming Districts 1 and 2 fall feast and veterans celebration 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Little Falls Presbyterian Church social hall, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Virginia. We will honor our veterans at the meeting. Please RSVP toll-free Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), In mid–July, I hosted a gathering of Potawatomi at my home. I had recently constructed a “gazebo” of sorts — really a basic roof over a fire pit at the rear of my yard. It is often a challenge to find a location for a naming ceremony, so I was interested Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikanek, (Hello friends) In my July article, I wrote about my grandfather David Johnson’s trunk on display at the Cultural Heritage Center. It was his school trunk assigned to him when he attended the Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and contained all of his worldly possessions at the time. With schools back in Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikanek (Hello my friends), I hope this month’s column finds you well. The dog days of summer linger but early signs of seasonal change are starting to emerge. The days are definitely getting shorter. The sun seems to be sleeping in a little and getting ready for bed earlier. Evening temperatures are comparable to Read More »

District 5 – Gene Lambert

Bozho (Hello), The calendar goes around so quickly these days. I always have to check and see what is happening on which days. The same holidays happen each year and you would think we would have it down by now. Due to some days being on a particular Monday or Sunday, you always have to Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Potawatomi of Indiana: I’ve been giving my CPN history presentation for several years and have consistently spoken about the St. Joseph and Wabash Potawatomi in Indiana. I’ve described that even after the Trail of Death; several hundred Potawatomi were relocated to Sugar Creek Reservation in Kansas. I had the idea that these Potawatomi had been Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), I just returned from the Gathering of Nations, held at Walpole Island, Ontario, Canada. As some of you may not know, each year, all nine of the Anishnabe Nations meet at one of the Nation’s locations. The meetings rotate locations so that over a nine-year period, each Nation hosts one of Read More »