November 25, 2016

Cultural program update: November 2016

As our youth have finished and perfected their beading, sewing, and cooking skills this past month, we are preparing for a new set of workshops and activities in November. We have […]
November 23, 2016

William Polke’s November journey on the Trail of Death

In 1838, the Potawatomi Indians in the state of Indiana were forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands by order of the U.S. government. The 859 Potawatomi who […]
November 22, 2016

CPN Veterans report: November 2016

Bozho, With the growing concern for the homeless veterans across the country, I have learned of a new Veteran’s Administration program that was created to deal with the problem called the […]
November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving holiday echoes centuries-old fall traditions for Citizen Potawatomi

Since the first hunter-gatherer turned their spear into a plow, humans from cultures across the world have almost universally held celebrations commemorating the conclusion of the fall harvest.
November 21, 2016

Language with Justin: November 2016

I only have a brief article this month, as I wanted to provide everyone a primer on some Potawatomi questions and answers. Remember, if you’d like to learn the language at […]
November 19, 2016

An interview with former PLP Elan Pochedley

Slavin family descendent Elan Pochedley was a student in the Potawatomi Leadership Program in 2012. Since then, he has used the information he learned to gain internships and support Native American interests. […]
November 18, 2016

Foster and adoptive families key for Citizen Potawatomi youth

In recognition of November as National Adoption Month, we spoke to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian Child Welfare Department’s specialist in charge of foster care and adoptions on the issues she […]
November 17, 2016

CPN Education update: November 2016

This fall, the CPN Department of Education administered the first CPN Tribal Scholarship, a consolidated version of what was previously the tribal rolls, housing and higher education scholarships. In addition, we managed […]
November 16, 2016

The Treaty of 1861 is CPN origin story

In November 1861, a treaty signed by the U.S. government and Potawatomi tribal members officially established the Native Americans as a politically distinct tribe. This year marks the 155th anniversary of that […]