Bozho nikan
(Hello friends),

I hope 2018 is off to a great start for everyone and their families. I still cannot believe how quickly 2017 flew by. We will blink, and Family Reunion Festival will be here.

Now that the Cultural Heritage Center has re-opened you can expept it to offer more classes. This is a great way to get connected with your heritage and learn how to make appropriate attire for powwows and other ceremonies. For more information, please contact the Cultural Heritage Center at 405-878-5830 or visit

Now is also the time for students to think about applying for the Potawatomi Leadership Program offered by our Nation each year. This award-winning program is offered to tribal members ages 18-20 years old, have a current GPA of 3.0 or better and have not completed more than one year of college.

This six-week program is designed for the students to learn from tribal directors and employees the different roles they have in the day-to-day operations of the Nation. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about our culture, attend language classes, participate in tribal ceremonies and more. It is an incredible opportunity for students and future leaders of our great Nation.

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit

I wish everyone health and happiness! It is an honor to be one of your Oklahoma Legislative Representatives.

(Thank you),

Bobbi Bowden
Legislator, District 13