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.

July 23, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: July 2020

In this episode, we talk to CPN’s Tribal Court Chief Justice about current civil rights issues, hear from a Tribal member about an unexpected turn in her employment, and learn how CPN Department of Education funding helped a student discover more about himself and his passions.
June 25, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: June 2020

This episode takes a look at the history of Native Americans and infectious disease, how the CPN human resources department has adapted during the coronavirus pandemic and a new United States Department of Agriculture program helping get food to Tribal members in Kansas.
May 28, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: May 2020

This episode is all about COVID-19. Tribal members around the world tell us how their lives have been affected and changed. We’ll also talk to CPN’s lead doctor heading the Tribe’s efforts against COVID-19.
April 23, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: April 2020

During this episode, we’ll learn about the relationship between humans and butterflies, hear from a Tribal member who has been exploring her ancestry and Tribal culture and learn some Potawatomi words about spring.
March 26, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: March 2020

This episode contains stories of Tribal members and CPN departments contributing to the greater community — from enacting change through leadership roles to making communication easier and encouraging others to connect with their culture through music.
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.