March 6, 2020

Creation started with the sound of the shishigwen

Rattles imitate the resonance of water, ranging from sprinkles hitting the bark on a tree to a thunderstorm. It all depends on the materials used, the size of the container and the pieces that fill it.
March 4, 2020

Tribal candidate Q&As: March 2020 — District 9

Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan asked the candidates about their backgrounds and reasons for running for Tribal office.
March 4, 2020

Tribal candidate Q&As: March 2020 — District 12

Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan asked the candidates about their backgrounds and reasons for running for Tribal office.
March 2, 2020

Legislative update 2020: First quarter

All CPN legislators were present for the first quarterly legislative meeting of 2020 held Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
February 28, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: February 2020

This time on Hownikan Podcast, we’ll hear from a Tribal member and high school student whose dreams include space travel and learn about how CPN manages its land today.
February 28, 2020

Traditional craftwork provides connection to Nishnabé culture

Kristy Phillips serves as a secondary educator at the Hannahville Indian School — Nah Tah Wahsh (Soaring Eagle) — teaching the Potawatomi language and Indigenous science. She also creates beautiful pieces of artwork, jewelry and more using traditional materials and methods through Neshnabkwewek run by her and her sister Kateri Phillips.
February 26, 2020

Alex Kietzman’s research aims to detect vision impairment through photos

CPN tribal member Alex Kietzman helped develop a smartphone app as a Baylor University student designed to assess potential instances of leukocoria, often a sign of more pressing ocular issues.
February 25, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Adult Protective Services looks out for elders

In 2020, the Tribe laid the groundwork for a growing staff and set of resources specifically devoted to the investigation of elder abuse and welfare. The CPN program is amongst the first of its kind for a tribe in the U.S.
February 24, 2020

Veterans report: February 2020

The February 2020 report from the CPN Veterans Organization highlights an online source of military documents from wars and conflicts spanning over 100 years.