December 27, 2019

Sisters’ sewing helps build self-esteem

The Kwek Society’s work positively influences women and girls across the continent every day. Because of this, the sisters’ personal experience and their connections as Bourbonnais and Tescier descendants inspired them to complete the moon time bag project, making hundreds of satchels to assist fellow Native American women and girls.
December 27, 2019

Recognizing child abuse and neglect

With help from loved ones and professionals, children can work through and overcome their experiences, while transitioning from victim to survivor.
December 27, 2019

Jessica McQueen — CPN videographer by day and film production crewmember by night

For Cherokee Nation citizen and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Audio Visual Production Coordinator Jessica McQueen, sharing stories through visual mediums is at the heart of her career.
December 26, 2019

Intern secures funding for Cultural Heritage Center project Bridging the Gap

Beaubien descendant Kaitlyn Precure's internship with Citizen Potawatomi Nation focused on potential funding opportunities to expand the CPN Cultural Heritage Center’s programming.
December 20, 2019

Fundamentals fuel Meier’s momentum in research

Tribal member Steve Meier works for ExxonMobil, conducting research at the intersection of chemical engineering, physics and mathematics.
December 20, 2019

Invisible no more

Native women in some areas of the country are murdered at 10 times the national average. Often the public perceives that most missing and murdered Indigenous women cases occur on rural reservations, but 71 percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives live in urban areas.
December 20, 2019

Writer Jeffrey Thomas constantly composes the next idea

Author and Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jeffrey Thomas released his first novel in March 2019 — a military science fiction tale named Osiris.
December 19, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: December 2019

This episode is filled with music! A Potawatomi folk artist releases her first solo album and plays a show in Oklahoma City, and the CPN Language Department teaches kids Christmas carols as part of a youth choir program. We’ll also explore the ways the Tribe gives back to the community around the holidays.
December 17, 2019

Artist Susan Appier finds versatile medium in gourds

Over the last 13 years, Bostick family descendant Susan Appier worked to perfect her artistic skills, including watercolor painting, stenciling, burning in designs and more.