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 […]
November 6, 2018

Pucker Toe Moccasin Workshop

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center along with MSPI, Tribal Youth and CPN Workforce and Social Services are hosting a set of moccasin workshops in […]
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 […]
August 27, 2018

Native American endurance

The fur trade’s decline and colonial competition increased turmoil across Indian Country. Through the 18th to early 19th century, discord among Native Americans and the federal […]
August 1, 2018

Language update

Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department Another successful Family Reunion Festival is in the bag. We had a great turnout for our language classes, and […]
July 13, 2018

Museum exhibit highlights early European and Potawatomi convergence

In 1634, French explorer Jean Nicolet made initial European contact with the Potawatomi near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The fourth section of the Cultural Heritage Center introduces […]
July 6, 2018

Tribal member listens to nature while peeling birchbark

Tribal member Kristy Phillips resolutely carries on Potawatomi traditions. She began learning the Tribe’s language as a child in the small town of Maud, Oklahoma. After […]