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 hownikan@potawatomi.org. You’ll also find CPN on Facebook at @citizenpotawatomination, on Twitter @c_p_n and on Instagram @hownikan.

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.
November 21, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: November 2019

This episode explores a bit of the holiday season; a piece of craft work passed down through a family and a traditional Thanksgiving prayer in the Nishnabé language highlight ways to celebrate with loved ones. There’s also an update on the progress of CPN’s recycling program and a look at a unique extra task two employees take on once a year.
October 24, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: October 2019

During this episode, we’ll hear about services House of Hope offers to domestic violence victims, take a look at what’s growing in the community garden and get a history lesson about Tribal self-governance. CPN's Language Department Director also teaches a social powwow dance song during this month's "Learning Language."
September 26, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: September 2019

This episode is all about youth. The 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Class participants talk about their experience spending their summer at the Tribe, an employee from FireLodge Children and Family Services discusses Potawatomi children in foster care, and students from CPN’s Child Development Center share their own Red Ribbon Week slogans.
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.