June 12, 2019

Tips to prepare for Grand Entry

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Family Reunion Festival serves as an opportunity for Tribal members to learn and participate in Potawatomi culture, and the Saturday evening powwow is the highlight of the weekend.
April 23, 2019

Mattena builds connection to Potawatomi heritage through archaeology

While completing her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/archaeology, Kay Mattena rehydrated a perishable artifact from the Great Lakes region with potential Potawatomi ties.
October 17, 2018

Gallery remembers the Potawatomi Trail of Death

Amidst an era of increased expansion by non-Native settlers into the United States’ western frontiers, a single piece of legislation codified federal policy on the topic […]
June 28, 2018

Heritage Center offers culture, history during Festival

Tribal members and families can experience the recently renovated Cultural Heritage Center during Family Reunion Festival 2018. In January, the CHC wrapped up nearly four years […]
April 11, 2018

Hints on preparing regalia for Family Reunion Festival

In 1861, approximately 1,400 Potawatomi became U.S. citizens and acquired allotments from the federal government. Every year, Citizen Potawatomi Nation recognizes and celebrates families of those […]
February 10, 2016

Headdresses not traditional for Potawatomi

The resurgence in positive portrayals of Native American culture has come with unforeseen consequences in recent decades. A drive for purity – specifically in terms of […]
August 17, 2015

FireLake Gifts featured item of the week: August 16-22, 2015

  This week’s FireLake Gifts featured items of the week are hand-crafted CPN Seal Beaded Medallions, each with unique designs and colors. The medallions are worn […]
June 8, 2015

Lehman shows the way into the dance arena

Coby Lehman photographed by Sharon Hoogstraten. The man waving the white towel is how many Festival-goers know Arena Director Coby Lehman. Positioned ahead of the CPN […]
April 9, 2015

Regalia ideas and assistance available at Cultural Heritage Center

During the Family Reunion Festival, Powwow Arena Director Coby Lehman instructs participants on proper etiquette and what is acceptable to wear inside the arena. Lehman often […]