Artist shares new paintings and star knowledge

Constellation stories are tied to the Potawatomi way of life and relationships to nature, and Potawatomi artist Minisa Crumbo Halsey reflects these teachings in her paintings. Crumbo Halsey hopes her art will encourage Potawatomi to embrace the traditional star knowledge Nishnabé people have relied upon for hundreds of years.

Anishnabé star knowledge

The first in a series by Minisa Crumbo Halsey that focuses on traditional Anishnabé star knowledge, this article tells how the Nishnabé arrived upon Sekmekwe (Mother Earth) by descent from the Mdodosenik, the Seven Sisters-Pleiades Constellation.

A Presentation on Nishnabé Star Knowledge Teachings

Join Tribal member and artist Minisa Crumbo Halsey (Wabksekwe/ Dawnwoman) for a presentation on Nishnabé Star Knowledge Teachings on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center. 

Crumbo family history

The Potawatomi Crumbo family is full of stonemasons, Navy members, artists, filmmakers and more.

Bacone needs funds for historical tribal art program

Bacone College seeks to raise funds to properly house its vast art collections and restore buildings as well as honor key collegiate leaders who have left a permanent impression on its legacy, including Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Woody Crumbo.

Feeding curiosity

Artist, author Minisa Crumbo Halsey spotlights globalization, food sovereignty and Potawatomi culture This summer, the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration organized the first North American Center for Collaborative Development conference June 12-13 in Saskatchewan, Canada. During “Connecting Indigenous Peoples in North America: Crafting a Community of Shared Knowledge,” attendees heard from a variety Read More »