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.
August 12, 2019

Language update: August 2019

The busy summer for the CPN Language Department includes launching the new online Potawatomi dictionary, hiring an employee, starting a 10-week class, creating a men’s powwow drumming group, teaching the Potawatomi Leadership Program students and more.
July 29, 2019

Protecting Potawatomi in the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

Though the vast majority of Citizen Potawatomi may not know more than a few words and feel overwhelmed by the challenge of learning, CPN Language Department Director Neely’s experiences provide guidance.
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.
July 18, 2019

Potawatomi verbs: How and when to use them

The July 2019 language update from CPN Language Department Director Justin Neely covers the four main Potawatomi verbs: intransitive, transitive, independent and conjunct.
July 5, 2019

Language with Perrot

As the last heritage fluent Potawatomi speaker for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Don Perrot began helping Citizen Potawatomi Nation members learn the language in the mid-1970s. He was raised in a traditional community in Wisconsin and always wanted to pass on the oral traditions of Potawatomi culture.
June 13, 2019

Potawatomi Language Workshop

The CHC Cultural Heritage Center and CPN Language Department hold a Potawatomi language workshop for youth.
May 24, 2019

Language update: May 2019

This month's CPN Language Department update highlights the coming online Potawatomi dictionary, the University of Oklahoma Youth Language Fair and more.
March 18, 2019

Language update — March 2019

The March 2019 update from the CPN Language Department discusses exciting new projects coming this year.