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.
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.
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.
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.