Hownikan Podcast: October 2020

This episode features Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services’ Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID, a CPN veteran included on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Wall of Honor and producer of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Emmy-winning music program.

Music City, USA’s Charles Green

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Charles Green oversees Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s Allentown Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, meaning every day has its share of eventful moments.

Creation started with the sound of the shishigwen

Rattles imitate the resonance of water, ranging from sprinkles hitting the bark on a tree to a thunderstorm. It all depends on the materials used, the size of the container and the pieces that fill it.

Women build community through drumming

Tradition encourages women to play smaller hand drums, roughly a foot in diameter or less, either on their own or with the men. Every week, several Citizen Potawatomi Nation women gather to practice.

Hownikan Podcast: December 2019

This episode is filled with music! A Potawatomi folk artist releases her first solo album and plays a show in Oklahoma City, and the CPN Language Department teaches kids Christmas carols as part of a youth choir program. We’ll also explore the ways the Tribe gives back to the community around the holidays.

Hank Williams Jr. show at FireLake Arena breaks records

Outlaw country artist Hank Williams Jr. visited Citizen Potawatomi Nation July 19, 2019, bringing thousands of fans to FireLake Arena. His performance marks the largest event ever hosted at the facility.

“Play It Loud” brings home an Emmy

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter awarded a Play it Loud episode featuring Levi Parham produced by the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort an Emmy in the “Interview or Discussion” category.

Hownikan Podcast: April 2019

This episode explores the sounds and career of a CPN member who’s made a name for himself in hip hop, tips from a Tribal trainer and the history of the Nation’s Veterans Organization’s eagle staff.