Hownikan Podcast: Empathy training and Olympic swimmer

During this episode, we’ll hear tips to increase empathy and de-escalation strategies, and listen back to a Tribal member who was an Olympic synchronized swimmer at the 2012 London games. We’ll also hear a cosmological story from the CPN Language Department.

Building character through BMX

While most families spend evenings watching TV, playing games or winding down, the Seimears family heads off to the BMX track to hone their skills. Tucker, 13, and Jagger, 9, compete on Team C.O.B.

“Chief” Kahdot — a real Cleveland Indian

Citizen Potawatomi tribal member Isaac “Ike” Kahdot made his first appearance with Cleveland’s MLB team on Sept. 5, 1922, against the St. Louis Browns, and in 1993, was the oldest living Cleveland player at the age of 91 until his passing in 1999.

Becoming a Cowboy

All-state athlete Trevor Martin has impressive arm as a right-handed pitcher, and his performance throughout high school gained the attention of several schools, including Oklahoma State University.

From small town to the big field

CPN member Drew Ward began his professional baseball career immediately after graduating high school in 2013 and now plays for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks out of Fargo, North Dakota. Read more:

Potawatomi bull rider Colton Jesse travels to PBR Golden Cup

Tribal member Colton Jesse was the 2018 runner-up for Professional Bull Riding’s Rookie of the Year. He finished the 2018 season ranked No. 22 in the world, thanks in part to a top 10 finish at his first major event, the PBR Iron Cowboy.

Potawatomi lacrosse player shows path forward for Oklahoma youth

Tribal member Bryce Peltier — a player for top state and regional lacrosse club teams — has instructed CPN lacrosse clinics. Peltier first got involved in America’s oldest sport, a game that his ancestors likely played, while looking for another sport to participate in.