Short but sweet look back at one of the Tribe’s early efforts to improve the health of Potawatomi elders living in the Tribal jurisdiction with this 1986 photograph of longtime Tribal employee and member Joyce Abel (right) and Alma Harber (left). When taken, Abel was the CPN community health rep, a program begun in the 1970s to provide basic medical care and assistance to Native Americans living in the Tribe’s jurisdiction but who were unable to travel to clinics.

Abel went on to lead many Tribal wellness and health programs, including the CPN Health Aid Program, which continues to serve Tribal members today.