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  • Jett named as one of Oklahoma’s most admired CEOs 4/28/2017

    The Journal Record recently honored Shane Jett as one of the state’s most admired CEOs. The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation director was one of only four honorees to be recognized in the nonprofit category.  “It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized with so many other fine leaders of Oklahoma organizations,” said Jett. “I think this honor reflects the work of my great staff and the support we’ve been given by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal leadership.” Other non-profit...

  • Tribal member Lavon Hill turns 104 4/28/2017

    District 4 Legislator Jon Boursaw stands with Lavon (Lybarger) Hill and Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett during a meeting in Kansas. The chairman, along with Vice-Chairman Linda Capps, visited Lavon in Ft. Scott, Kansas for her 104th birthday.

  • Castaneda runs on promise to give back 4/27/2017

    In 2013, no opponents filed to run for the tribe’s highest office. This year, Shawnee, Oklahoma’s Steve Castaneda has filed against longtime incumbent John “Rocky” Barrett.  Castaneda was born in Wapato, Washington, a town located on the reservation of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Castaneda’s family’s original allotments were south of the town of Tecumseh, Oklahoma. His grandmother left Oklahoma after his grandfather, as Castaneda described it, “was run out of town on...

  • Barrett points to tribe’s success as testament to his leadership 4/27/2017

    Set to run for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s highest executive office is a familiar face to many CPN members around the world, with John “Rocky” Barrett on the ballot for the office of tribal chairman at the June 2017 election. Born in 1944 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Barrett’s father, a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team “frogman,” was serving in Iwo Jima at the time of his birth. His Potawatomi heritage stems from his mother’s side of the family, who are Peltiers and Bourassas. Like many of...

  • CPN car tags limited to Oklahoma residents 4/26/2017

    CPN license plates are available through the tribal tag agency. Citizen Potawatomi from across the United States often inquire as to why they can’t show their Potawatomi pride with a tribal tag if they don’t live in Oklahoma. To understand the the reasons why CPN tags are not available outside the state, it’s important first to understand the law. According to the Oklahoma Vehicle License And Registration Act, “[Indian Tribal License Plates] shall be designed for any vehicle of a native American...

  • Tribal members eligible for home buyer and refinancing grant 4/25/2017

      The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department has a “One Time Grant” available to enrolled tribal members who are going to purchase, build or refi nance a home. This grant is for closing costs or down payment only. All Citizen Potawatomi tribal members are eligible for this grant for one time only. The maximum amount available is $2,125 and does not have to be repaid. The criteria for this program are: The grant cannot be used for any type of mobile home.  The grant cannot be used by convicted...

  • CPN Veterans report: April 2017 4/24/2017

    Bozho (Hello), Something that many of us may not pay attention to, but the Veterans Administration’s National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is concerned with and is encouraging veterans and their families to jump start the spring season by using the following “Eat Wisely” tips. Establish regular meal times. Try not to skip any meals because skipping meals leads to overeating later in the day or evening. Read food labels when you are purchasing food items. Pay attention to portion...

  • CPN legislative update: April 2017 4/20/2017

    On March 6 the members of the CPN Legislature met, with no one absent. Following approval of meeting from the December 8, 2016 and January 19, 2017 meetings, several resolutions were approved, including the reapportionment of CPN legislative districts with all members voting in the affirmative. A further update on the redistricting changes will run in an upcoming Hownikan once they go into effect on July 1, 2017. Legislators approved several funding applications including those for the Indian...

  • Meet the district 3 candidates 4/19/2017

    District 3 incumbent Robert Whistler A familiar face to many in Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 3’s legislative race will be Robert Whistler, who is seeking his third term against challenger Jahn Eric Humphreys for the district of central and east Texas. Whistler was born in Cushing, Oklahoma, but at the age of three the family moved to San Diego, California where he was raised. A member of the Bourassa family, Whistler’s father was active in the tribe as an attendee at meetings and...

  • Tribal members share culture with French immersion school 4/18/2017

    Vieux family member Jennifer Dye and her daughter Irene shared the history and culture of the Citizen Potawatomi people to Irene’s second grade class at Academie Lafayette - a French immersion charter school in Kansas City, Missouri. There, students are taught using the French language in all subjects. Part of the second grade Missouri learning standards include Native American history, so each student in the class was to give a presentation about a tribe, including information about the tribe’s...

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