Hownikan Podcast

Hownikan Podcast features all things Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Whether it is an in-depth look at a cultural tradition, a one-on-one conversation with a Tribal artist or a behind-the-scenes explanation of the Nation’s latest expansions, a new episode is released the fourth Thursday of every month. Hownikan Podcast is available for download and subscription on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Produced by CPN’s Public Information Department, Hownikan Podcast is just one of several of its creations — including digital videos, photography and the Tribal newspaper — with the mission of highlighting what is happening in Native America.

For more information about Hownikan Podcast, please contact the CPN Public Information Department at You’ll also find CPN on Facebook at @citizenpotawatomination, on Twitter @c_p_n and on Instagram @hownikan.

August 22, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: August 2019

During this episode, we’ll learn the basics of handgames played every year at Family Reunion Festival, practice with CPN’s women’s drum group, and meet the 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Program class.
July 25, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: July 2019

This episode features a man whose primary language is Potawatomi and taught Citizen Potawatomi Nation members it since the 1970s. There is also a visit to a tattoo shop owned by a Tribal member and the CPN Community Garden for summer berry picking.
June 25, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: June 2019

This episode focuses on art created by Tribal members, highlighting both a stop-motion animator and a painter who mixes foundations of Native American art with eclecticism. A staff member of the CPN Eagle Aviary teaches the similarities and differences between bald and golden eagles, which the aviary houses.
May 23, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: May 2019

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.
April 25, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: April 2019

This episode explores the sounds and career of a CPN member who’s made a name for himself in hip hop, tips from a Tribal trainer and the history of the Nation's Veterans Organization's eagle staff.