Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation’s Felecia Freeman is part of a group of individuals from local businesses that helps propel the community forward with volunteering and support. Shawnee Forward recently named her its Ambassador of the Year.
The busy summer for the CPN Language Department includes launching the new online Potawatomi dictionary, hiring an employee, starting a 10-week class, creating a men’s powwow drumming group, teaching the Potawatomi Leadership Program students and more.
Born in Guangzhou, China, Z.S. Liang had never seen anything like Native culture before, and he wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Filling gaps in the artistic representation of Indigenous stories remains the goal of Liang’s career.
The Potawatomi use eagle feathers in ceremony, while smudging and as a part of regalia. Eagles molt from mid-March to late September, and during this time, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary staff collects feathers at sunrise every day.