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40 minutes | a day ago
Stop-motion animator, Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act and folk musician
This episode focuses on art and history. We’ll hear from an Oklahoma folk musician and a stop-motion animation artist with new work on Netflix. The Director of CPN’s Cultural Heritage Center also discusses the history of the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act.
27 minutes | a month ago
Census book, activist and smoking cessation
In this episode, we’ll hear about the history of the Potawatomi census book of 1862 and the Tribe’s efforts to gain ownership, an environmental activists’ stay with CPN during her journey hiking across the U.S. as well as the behavioral health department’s smoking cessation classes.
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Local radio and homeownership
On this episode, we’ll hear about the history of the now CPN-owned radio station KGFF as it celebrates nearly a century in operation as well as a new program from the Tribe’s housing department to help CPN members become homeowners. The CPN Language Department also tells a traditional story about the creation of North America.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Vaccinations, Indigenous Perspectives and love languages
During this episode, we’ll hear about CPN Health Services COVID-19 vaccine distribution and learn the 5 love languages for kids and families. Also, a Tribal member who is an author and radio show host talks about his recently found spirituality.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
CPN court, Christmas shopping & financial counseling
This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn words for winter in Potawatomi.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Manufacturing, cowboy boots and food drives
This episode includes a look at new international business prospects with CPN, a story of Thanksgiving donations from employees, a visit to a Tribal member’s boot-making workshop and a recipe for traditional corn pancakes.
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Play It Loud, veterans and COVID update
During this episode, we’ll hear from Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services’ Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID, learn about a CPN veteran included on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Wall of Honor and talk to the producer of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Emmy-winning music program.
28 minutes | 7 months ago
Stress, dogs and the Land Run of 1891
This episode discusses how to combat habitual stress from the pandemic, the history of the Oklahoma land runs, and how to teach a dog commands in Potawatomi.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
CARES Act funds, Woodland artists & fostering during a pandemic
Two CPN staff members join this episode to discuss critical resources their departments offer, including CARES Act funding. We also hear from artists who cultivated a unique art exhibit that brings 12 Citizen Potawatomi and Anishnabe artists together for a spark of beauty during a pandemic.
27 minutes | 9 months ago
Freshwater biology, hospital PPE & Native American mascots
In this episode, we talk to CPN’s Tribal Court Chief Justice about current civil rights issues, hear from a Tribal member about an unexpected turn in her employment, and learn how CPN Department of Education funding helped a student discover more about himself and his passions.
29 minutes | 10 months ago
Native history of infectious disease & Farmers to Families
The episode takes a look at the history of Native Americans and infectious disease, how the CPN human resources department has adapted during the coronavirus pandemic and a new United States Department of Agriculture program helping get food to Tribal members in Kansas. We’ll also learn some words for bugs and insects in Potawatomi just in time for the summer. Amo – bee; Zazbakwdokét amo – honey bee; Wangenos – ant; Gwakwadé – grasshopper; Bojkwanshi – dragonfly; Jikskotmosi – cricket; Mémégé – butterfly; Kwe mnedoshé – lady bug; Oje – fly; Mnedoshé – insect; Mosé – worm; Skemé – mosquito; Wawatési – firefly; Wemkwoyane – caterpillar; Éspiké – spider; Wézhigawet éspike – black widow spider; Éspikwabuk – spider web; Asawe – loust
32 minutes | a year ago
Coronavirus stories at home & abroad
This episode is all about COVID-19. Tribal members around the world tell us how their lives have been affected and changed. We’ll also talk to CPN’s lead doctor heading the Tribe’s efforts against COVID-19 and learn a few phrases in Potawatomi that apply to social distancing. Gégo zam nibwekén beshoch! Don’t stand too close!; Ngo’en I gdon. Cover your mouth.; Ngo’en I gdon epich jachamyen. Cover your mouth when you sneeze.; Zam manek bmadzejek ibe. There are too many people over there.; Gzibinenjen! Wash your hands!; Gshatgen! Stay home! (Telling one person); Gshatgek! You all stay home! (Telling more than one person); Gégo dagneshikén. Don’t touch me.; Gégo dagnakén o kekyat. Don’t touch that elder.; Nasena ezhechkeyen. Be careful what you are doing.; Nasena gishpen Gde-zhya odanek. Be careful if you are going to town.; Ni pi je ezhyayen? Where are you going?; Cho nde-zhyasi ngoji. I am not going anywhere.; Wisnedawewgemgok nde-zhyamen. We are going to the grocery store.; Gme gishek gda-bgedna o séma mine madmoyen. Every day you should put down some tobacco and pray.
21 minutes | a year ago
Exploring CPN ancestry & butterflies
During this episode, we’ll learn about the relationship between humans and butterflies, and hear from a Tribal member who has been exploring her ancestry and Tribal culture. CPN Language Department Director Justin Neely also teaches Potawatomi words about spring. Waskonédo – flower; Tkep – spring; Mokjewen – bubbling spring; Mnokme – Spring (as in the season); Gtegan – garden; Gte'gé – He or she gardens; Ogeni waskonedo – rose; Demen – strawberry; Nenwesh – milkweed plant; Mémégé – butterfly; Mdemoze-ngwabjegen – rainbow; Gmowen – raining; Kwansegebisa – downpour; Kiwgemek – storm cellar; Jigwé – thunder; Jigwe wepojgewen – thunder bolt; Pskazhé – bloom; Wawyasto – tornado
28 minutes | a year ago
Radio towers, rattles & a student government leader
This episode contains stories of Tribal members and CPN departments contributing to the greater community — from enacting change through leadership roles to making communication easier and encouraging others to connect with their culture through music. Justin Neely from the language department also teaches Potawatomi vocabulary relating to health and the human body: Déwkwé – headache he/she has Winéndep – brain Nenjén – hands Bagzede – foot swollen he/she has Dé'/nde – heart/my heart Déwapne – heart problems he/she has Kan – bone Mnobmadze – healthy he/she is Bipisdé – Lung Niyow – body (my body) Peshkwéji – pregnant he/she is Mskwe – blood (inanimate) Bmadze – alive he/she is Nek – arm Yaknogé – sick he/she is Kat – leg Bgéjiwapne – flu he/she has Yakmedmowen – ache or pain
24 minutes | a year ago
Aspiring astronaut & CPN land management and sovereignty
This time on Hownikan Podcast, we’ll hear from a Tribal member and high school student whose dreams include space travel and learn about how CPN manages its land today. Language Department Director Justin Neely also teaches the differences between animate and inanimate words in Potawatomi.
35 minutes | a year ago
Elder protection services, architecture & DNA testing
This episode introduces a CPN member who owns her own Native American architecture company, outlines the Nation’s new Adult Protective Services department and discusses home genealogical DNA testing kits that became popular in the last decade. We’ll also learn astronomy words in Potawatomi.
24 minutes | a year ago
Gifts, Christmas carols & Elexa Dawson at VZD’s
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 as employees lead the programs.
27 minutes | a year ago
Higbee genealogy, scuba diving & recycling
This episode explores a bit of the holiday season; a piece of craftwork 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.
32 minutes | a year ago
Domestic violence awareness, fall harvesting & self-governance
This episode includes information about services CPN's House of Hope offers to domestic violence victims, what’s growing in the community garden and a history lesson about Tribal self-governance. CPN's Language Department Director also teaches a social powwow dance song during this month's "Learning Language."
23 minutes | 2 years ago
Fostering, Red Ribbon Week & PLP projects
This episode is all about youth. The 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Class participants talk about their experience spending their summer at the Tribe, an employee from FireLodge Children and Family Services discusses Potawatomi children in foster care, and students from CPN’s Child Development Center share their own Red Ribbon Week slogans. The CPN Language Department also begins a new segment “Learning Language.”
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