Hownikan founder, CPN Elder Beverly Hughes walks on

Amongst many others who worked for the Nation before and after the landmark 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Tribal elder Beverly Hughes witnessed the changes firsthand. Elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1970, she served on the five-person Business Council, then the Tribe’s governing body.

Hownikan recognized by Native American Journalist Association

The Native American Journalists Association is dedicated to supporting Native American journalism and held their annual awards ceremony for excellence in reporting in Indian Country. In the category of tribal publications with more than 10,000 readers, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s tribal newspaper the Hownikan brought home four awards. More than 700 awards entries were received. The Read More »

Way Back Wednesday: A 1982 guide to tracing your Indian ancestry

For the March 2016 Hownikan, we’re working on an article on the best practices in gathering your family information to help build a Potawatomi family tree. Looking back on this Way Back Wednesday though, that’s a common topic that seems to span generations. Take a look at this article from the 1982 edition of the Read More »

Hownikan wins several awards at Native American journalism conference

The Native American Journalists Association is dedicated to supporting Native American journalism and held their annual awards ceremony for excellence in reporting in IndianCountry. In the category of tribal publications with more than 8,000 readers, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Tribal newspaper, the Hownikan, brought home seven awards. Communications Coordinator Bo Apitz submitted several entries for Read More »