The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Legislature rang in the New Year with a special legislative meeting on January 16.

As business got underway, a resolution approving a lease agreement between CPN and the BDC Gun Range was passed by a vote of 13-1, with one absence and one abstention. The resolution’s passage authorized Vice Chairman Linda Capps to sign the agreement on behalf of the tribe.

With regards to the tribe’s gaming business, legislators passed a resolution that designates Chairman Rocky Barrett as the primary delegate for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in its interests with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). Mike Laffey, Director of Marketing for Gaming, was designated as the tribe’s alternative delegate with the NIGA.

The Legislature also approved a grant application for funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs 2014 Endangered Species Program. Legislators also supported the tribe’s funding request to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Department of the Interior and its 2014 fiscal year Land Buy-Back program. The Nation also has the support of the Legislature in its application to Tribal Energy Development Capacity grant program.

Wrapping up business, Legislators enrolled 30 new tribal members.