February 21, 2018

Rachel Jacobs’ new poetry collection Too Close to the Sun fuses past and present

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Rachel Jacobs almost drowned when she was seven years old. The U.S. Coast Guard had to pull her out of the […]
December 13, 2018

DNA testing, impacts across Indian Country

Home-based DNA tests have increased in popularity over the years. From 2017 to 2018, the total number of consumers who purchased DNA tests through genetic companies […]
June 25, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: June 2019

This episode focuses on art created by Tribal members, highlighting both a stop-motion animator and a painter who mixes foundations of Native American art with eclecticism. A staff member of the CPN Eagle Aviary teaches the similarities and differences between bald and golden eagles, which the aviary houses.
July 26, 2019

Stephanie Hawk helps CPN students plan for college

Stephanie Hawk’s role as a college advisor in the CPN Department of Education allows her to meet with students of different ages, helping them put together a college plan, including how to pay for it. She also teaches college and career readiness at local high schools.
October 16, 2019

Potawatomi bull rider Colton Jesse travels to PBR Golden Cup

Tribal member Colton Jesse was the 2018 runner-up for Professional Bull Riding’s Rookie of the Year. He finished the 2018 season ranked No. 22 in the world, thanks in part to a top 10 finish at his first major event, the PBR Iron Cowboy.
October 18, 2019

Tribal member Mark Jenks’ work connects the earth and beyond

Throughout more than 35 years at Boeing, Jenks played an integral part in the production and design of International Space Station modules, jumbo jets and military helicopters.
October 23, 2019

William (Billy) Haltom’s career helps build the next generation of Native agriculturalists

Tribal William Haltom serves as the youth program manager for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Agriculture Youth Program, helping introduce the industry’s vast opportunities to Creek students across northeast Oklahoma.
October 25, 2019

Dittberner assists police department with new K-9 officers

Tribal member Peggy Dittberner wanted something to do that would benefit both people and animals. The police department was a perfect fit because they use K-9s.
February 5, 2020

Anishinabe Design Inc. revitalizes and constructs tribal spaces across Oklahoma

Anishinabe Design focuses on restoring and rehabilitating tribally owned or culturally significant structures. Lockstone said the goal of creating a new purpose from a space that already exists aligns with Native customs and traditions.