Barrett elected for tenth term, District 1 goes to runoff

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.

Building bridges, connections through Bodéwadmimwen

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.

Hownikan Podcast: June 2021

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.

Bodéwadmimwen: Potawatomi language update

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.

Key to improving Native men’s mental health lies in community, culture

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.

Educational curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade

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.

Tips for making regalia

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.