Shortly after New Year’s, Tribal member Thad Cockrell received a phone call from his manager with a request to be the musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
In today’s episode, we’ll discuss an award recently granted to the Tribe’s community development financial institution, hear from a Nashville musician who was discovered by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and learn some tips and tricks for self-care.
This episode focuses on art and history. We’ll hear from an Oklahoma folk musician and a stop-motion animation artist with new work on Netflix. The Director of CPN’s Cultural Heritage Center also discusses the history of the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act.
Tribal member Kevin Foster’s music allows him to travel and see more of the world than most other 26-year-olds. Although he is often gone from his home and family in Oklahoma for weeks or months at a time, the passion remains.
This episode is filled with music! A Potawatomi folk artist releases her first solo album and plays a show in Oklahoma City, and the CPN Language Department teaches kids Christmas carols as part of a youth choir program. We’ll also explore the ways the Tribe gives back to the community around the holidays.
Musician and Tribal citizen Elexa Dawson won a grant to fund the production and promotion of her first solo album, taking inspiration from her Potawatomi heritage.