Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett was elected to his tenth term as Tribal Chairman. District 1 candidates Alan Melot and David Slavin will compete in a runoff election due to neither candidate receiving the required 50 percent of votes.
Potawatomi language instructor Robert Collins sees the language lessons with CPN Police Department Sgt. Chris Berry and others across the country as an opportunity to hone his skills while helping others grasp Bodéwadmimwen.
Shortly after New Year’s, Tribal member Thad Cockrell received a phone call from his manager with a request to be the musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Every part of a dandelion has a use, whether it is making tea from the roots, crafting salads from its greens or making syrup and garnishes out of the flowers.
During today’s episode, we are hearing from a Tribal member who recently received a seat on a White House environmental council, take a trip through the community garden and revisit the opening of the CPN Eagle Aviary.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Ron Striegel, owner of Firehawk Designs, received honorable mention with a one-of-a-kind sterling silver bracelet titled Shiprock at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market’s juried competition.
The CPN Language Department has been keeping busy with many projects. They are continuing their work on a series of children’s books while teaching Monday-Thursday in the Child Development Center’s two facilities. They are also working on videos, potawatomidictoniary.com and more.
June is Men’s Health Month. Mental health often goes undiscussed but remains an essential part of holistic care and quality of life. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Behavioral Health Counselor Ray Tainpeah believes community and counseling lie as the keys to success when dealing with trauma.
The CPN Department of Education is developing a resource for teachers anywhere who would like to incorporate Potawatomi history into their classroom and aims to provide ready-made, vetted lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Wanting to make her own regalia to dance at Family Reunion Festival, Tribal member Reva Wolf began sewing 10 years ago after taking an applique class at the Cultural Heritage Center.