Spring Foraging Plant Walk

Join Widoktadwen Gtegan (Community Garden) manager Kaya DeerInWater for a discussion on foraging during the spring followed by a question and answer session.

Cooking Demonstration

June is De’mengises (Strawberry Moon), which is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh, delicious berries. Check out this cooking demonstration to learn how to use a variety of berries to create a tasty, sweet reduction that goes great on ice cream, cakes and more.

Mno Waben (Good Morning) Session

Get your morning or week off to a great start by watching the Mno Waben session that features Potawatomi songs, an overview of a traditional morning ceremony and more.

Dance & Powwow Etiquette

Tuesday, June 28 from 3-4 p.m. In this informational session, hear from CPN members Randy Schlachtun and Tesia Zientek about powwow etiquette, dancing and more.

Tobacco Teaching

Widoktadwen Gtegan (Community Garden) manager Kaya DeerInWater discusses the history and traditions regarding one of the four Potawatomi sacred medicines: sema (tobacco).

Four Sisters Teaching

Widoktadwen Gtegan (Community Garden) manager Kaya DeerInWater discusses the history and traditions regarding the Four Sisters: corn, beans, squash and sunflowers.

Craft Class – Applique

Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon Join CPN member and artisan Gayla Mosteller for a step-by-step class on creating applique, which can be used in many regalia projects, including shawls, skirts, aprons and more. Find the supply list and pattern here.

Journey of Building Regalia

CPN member Lyle Simmons welcomes others to join his informational session that covers the basics of starting regalia, expectations and best practices. At the end of the class, there will be an opportunity for Q&As to help others with beginning their regalia-making journeys.

Craft Class – Moccasins

Learn how to make moccasins from CPN member and artist Lakota Pochedley. Class covers making miniature moccasins, provides instruction for all the steps required to make any size. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation gift shop is selling moccasin kits so participants can make a pair while they follow along with the class. Purchase one now!

Craft Class – Peyote Stitch

Wanting to learn how to Peyote Stitch? This class, presented by Travis Hunter, provides a step-by-step tutorial for peyote stitch beadwork. The list of supplies needed to participate include: Wooden dowel rod Size 11 seed beads: 3 to 4 colors of choice 1 long beading needle: size 11 or 12 Waxed thread