December 19, 2019

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.
November 22, 2019

Project inspires CPN member to learn more about her heritage

"One of my goals for 2020 is to research my heritage. There is so much Tribal information preserved and available to me, and it’s time I figure out where I fit in all of it."
November 21, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: November 2019

This episode explores a bit of the holiday season; a piece of craft work passed down through a family and a traditional Thanksgiving prayer in the Nishnabé language highlight ways to celebrate with loved ones. There’s also an update on the progress of CPN’s recycling program and a look at a unique extra task two employees take on once a year.
February 26, 2019

Language Update — Feb. 2019

CPN hosts its annual Winter Storytelling event at the beginning of March.
February 13, 2019

Lindsay Jones Marean’s life mission: save endangered languages

After teaching Spanish for several years, Tribal member Lindsay Jones Marean returned to school to study and revitalize Indigenous languages, in particular, Potawatomi.
December 10, 2018

Kansas City charter school district aims to teach Native history, culture

Submitted by Jennifer Dye Crossroads Academy – Central Street focuses on producing culturally literate scholars from its diverse student body by looking at every aspect of […]
November 26, 2018

Incorporate Nishnabe traditions into your holiday gifting

Although many cultures across the globe give presents during the holidays, for Potawatomi, the practice spans all seasons. Native customs vary between small presents on a […]
September 19, 2018

Potawatomi vs. the Wild West

Prior to statehood, Oklahoma served as a haven for many legendary fugitives. Cattle thefts, bank robberies and murders happened frequently, and stories passed down connect several […]
September 13, 2018

2018 Commemorative Trail of Death Caravan

In late summer 1838 near Twin Lakes, Indiana, U.S. General John Tipton called a meeting with the Potawatomi around Chief Menominee’s village. Menominee refused to give […]