Name: Eva Marie Carney, Ojindiskwe (Blue Bird Woman)

Potawatomi family: Juneau

Residence: Arlington, Virginia

Education: Homewood High School (Alabama), University of San Francisco, Stanford Law School

Occupation: Attorney and CPN Legislator

On why she believes running for the tribal legislature is important: “Serving as your tribal legislator allows me to assist tribal members and our families on a wide array of matters, and to share what I learn along the way about our Potawatomi history and heritage. My Potawatomi name, Ojindiskwe/Bluebird Woman, keeps me motivated. This blue and red bird symbolizes the liveliness and optimism of the Citizen Potawatomi people, two qualities that I strive to bring to my daily work as your legislator.”

Letter to the voters:
I am delighted to be your legislator until (at least!) 2021. My top objective this term is to get to know more of you in our wide-ranging district – doing that will help me better represent you. 

There are about 500 enrolled Citizen Potawatomi in each of Florida and Arkansas; between 200 and 300 in each of Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina; 100 or so in each of Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, Maryland and Mississippi, and well under 100 in each of Kentucky, the District of Columbia and West Virginia.  Each of you is important.

To meet more of you, this year I’ve hosted meetings in Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana. I will host our annual Fall Feast in Northern Virginia in November and another tour of the Suitland, Maryland Archives of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in December. In 2018-2019 I’ll be visiting Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and I’ll return to Arkansas and Florida. I’ll also continue hosting D.C.-area events like the Fall Feast and NMAI tours.  Please visit my website,, from time to time, particularly, my ‘Calendar’ page, so you don’t miss a visit to your area or an event to which you might be able to travel.

I hope you will attend (and bring your families!) CPN events in your area, contact me by phone or mail, whenever needed, and share your email with me so I can keep you informed of district and national news and opportunities. Your thoughts on CPN programs, requests for information or assistance, and offers of resource information about which I may not be aware are very welcome. All this is how we’ll keep building our District 2 community!


Legislator Eva Marie Carney/Ojindiskwe | or toll free: 866-961-6988

* No other candidates filed to run in District 2