One of the eldest representatives on the Citizen Potawatomi Legislature, Kansas City, Missouri’s Roy Slavin has seen the vast changes Native Americans have gone through during the past century.
The Field Museum in Chicago is home to nearly 300 Potawatomi artifacts in collections and on display as part of the museum’s Native American Hall.
Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), The first thing I need to mention is our District 1 and 4 joint meeting May 5 at Ararat Shrine Temple Restaurant, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Hownikan editor Jennifer Bell is our guest speaker. This is a large meeting room with ample parking and excellent lunch facilities. Complementary lunch Read More »
Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As I write this, my wife Julia and I are preparing for our trip to Washington, D.C., where we will attend our districts 1 and 2 joint meeting Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Veterans in attendance will be honored. My military career of “three years” began in 1950 just before the Korean Read More »
Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The first thing I want to mention in this article is our upcoming Districts 1 and 2 fall feast and veterans celebration 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Little Falls Presbyterian Church social hall, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Virginia. We will honor our veterans at the meeting. Please RSVP toll-free Read More »
Bozho nikan (Hello friend), As I write this, my wife Julia and I are preparing for our trip to Canada for the Gathering of Nations. This year’s host nation is Bkejwanong, Walpole Island First Nation. For those of you who may not know, there are nine Potawatomi nations and each year one hosts the Gathering. Read More »
Bozho (Hello), On Jan. 19, my wife Julia and I attended the gala for the reopening of The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center near Shawnee, Oklahoma. For those of you who may not remember, the center flooded about four years ago. The evening began with a great dinner, after which we toured all the Read More »
Bozho (Hello), I hope everyone had a safe and joyous Christmas and were able to spend the time with your families. Luckily, I saw the majority of my family this year and had a great time. It is not too early to start preparing for the Family Reunion Festival this summer. It runs June 29 Read More »
There are thirteen legislative districts within the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Five are divided up in Oklahoma while the other eight are dispersed throughout the United States. Legislative representatives from District 4, Jon Boursaw and District 1 legislator, Roy Slavin, held a regional meeting together for their districts in Overland Park, Kan. on June 7. Read More »