Beaded Earring Class

Learn to make a pair of beaded earrings with two needle applique technique on September 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must be 18 or over, and all supplies will be provided. Please note, RSVP is REQUIRED to attend, and space is very limited. Email chcculturalactivities@potawatomi.org to reserve your spot.    

Daisy Chain Necklace Class

Learn how to make a daisy chain necklace with seed beads on Tuesday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must be 18 or over, and all supplies will be provided. Please note, RSVP is REQUIRED to attend. Space is very limited. Email chcculturalactivites@potawatomi.org to RSVP

Quill art develops patience, cultural connection for artists

Quill art uses the structure of a porcupine’s primary defense mechanism to create sturdy and beautiful hand-made applique quill boxes, headdresses, jewelry and much more. While some traditional items serve utilitarian functions, the vast majority of the objects made in the last 150 years remain purely artistic.

Birch bark biting merges traditional skill and contemporary art

Several types of birch trees are indigenous to North America’s Eastern Woodlands area and the Great Lakes. Nishnabé people use their wood for many different facets of everyday life, such as making canoes, wigwams, basketry, and art, including birch bark biting.

Traditional craftwork provides connection to Nishnabé culture

Kristy Phillips serves as a secondary educator at the Hannahville Indian School — Nah Tah Wahsh (Soaring Eagle) — teaching the Potawatomi language and Indigenous science. She also creates beautiful pieces of artwork, jewelry and more using traditional materials and methods through Neshnabkwewek run by her and her sister Kateri Phillips.

Preserving culture through art

“I’ve always loved art, and at an early age loved to draw and use markers,” Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Stuart Sampson told the Hownikan over coffee at The Red Cup in Oklahoma City. “I have had no training as far as art school or anything like that. It was all just a love for painting. Read More »

FireLake Gifts featured items of the week: March 21-28

Great for any time of the season is the dream catcher, now on sale at FireLake Gift Shop. If you would like to purchase an item, FireLake Gift Shop has many items like this that can be seen in our store located inside the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center or online at https://giftshop.potawatomi.org. Be Read More »

FireLake Gifts featured items of the week: February 8-14, 2016

FireLake Gifts has an array of Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets for you and the whole family. If you would like to purchase an item, FireLake Gift Shop has many items like this that can be seen in our store located inside the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center or online at https://giftshop.potawatomi.org. Be sure to follow Read More »

FireLake Gifts featured items of the week: February 1-7, 2016

Valentine’s Day is getting closer and FireLake Gifts has an array of items for that special someone in your life.  If you would like to purchase an item, FireLake Gift Shop has many items like this that can be seen in our store located inside the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center or online at  Read More »