March 10, 2020

Educator and minority student advocate fosters love of science

Tribal member Cheyenne Branscum created the Geo Team program in 2018, which encourages minority students often not exposed to STEM subjects as academic focal points to lead independent research projects in one of the areas.
March 9, 2020

Music City, USA’s Charles Green

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Charles Green oversees Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s Allentown Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, meaning every day has its share of eventful moments.
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.