This episode includes stories from a Potawatomi elder devoted to music and someone who uses a special connection with the earth to carry on traditions. An employee at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center also discusses how to better research family lineage.
Amber Alsterlund enjoys spending time with her horse and best friend, Six. In October 2018, the two came in sixth in barrel racing at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, marking one of their most significant accomplishments.
One-third of the children in foster care in Oklahoma are reported to be Native American. Some of the children are Potawatomi and placed in non-Native American homes. FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place children in culturally appropriate situations.
CPN Tribal Supreme Court Chief Justice Angela Riley is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Indian Economic Development's Honoring Nations program, which recognizes tribal governments’ successes in self-governance.
A talented welder and engineering technology student, Tribal member Trey Biddy was asked by South Western Oklahoma State University instructors to join the school's NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Team.