Hownikan Podcast: October 2022

This episode explores the history and complexities of the simple dish of fry bread and features a CPN photographer who traveled North American to capture Potawatomi from all 9 Nations in regalia.

Hownikan Podcast: September 2022

During this episode, we’ll hear from the 2022 Potawatomi Leadership Program class about their experience and ideas for the Tribe’s future, celebrate International Podcast Day and talk to an Oklahoma City musician about his upcoming album.

High schooler wins four titles at 2021 Oklahoma State Fair

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and National FFA Organization member Helen Spears showed two cattle at the 2021 Oklahoma State Fair. Throughout the weeklong competition, the Lamirand family descendant won four titles with two heifers.

Father, son climb Mount Whitney

Tribal members Koby and Steve Lawson took on the challenge of hiking the highest point in the contiguous United States — Mount Whitney in California. Descendants of the Laframboise family, the father and son enjoy all outdoor activities.

Career change unveils tasty talents

Inspired by her love of cooking and baking, Quintard descendant Paige Grandjean applied for an internship opportunity with Southern Living’s test kitchen. Six years later, Grandjean continues to artfully craft and test recipes for major culinary publications.

Embracing culture through art

Cartoonist and printmaker Lane Lincecum uses art as a form of exploration. The Bertrand descendant enjoys opportunities to share Potawatomi culture and heritage with others, especially through visual format

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.

O’Neal becomes BIA department director

In early 2021, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, Tara Sweeney, appointed Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jason O’Neal as the deputy bureau director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services.

Family tradition of adoption continued through FireLodge

CPN tribal member Sara Winsett and her husband Michael decided to expand their family in late 2019. They reached out to FireLodge and began their journey to parenthood, and this year, they adopted three children.

Hownikan Podcast: October 2021

Hear about the Potawatomi Fire, CPN’s new professional basketball team and from two Tribal members – one who self-published their first comic book and another who hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney along the High Sierra Trail in California’s Sequoia National Park.