Bozho (Hello),

Well, the leaves of the trees should be turning soon. It’s always a wonderful sight to see. Summer’s heat should be leaving and pleasant temperatures moving in. I hope we can all stay healthy. My family keeps that in mind all year long. You know the old saying, “If you’ve got your health, you have wealth!” Being a senior/elder my health has become one of my primary concerns. Being a veteran, I have access to veterans’ health care through the VA (Veterans Affairs Department). A recent study showed that the VA hospitals ranked higher in performance than most civilian facilities. They have come a long way and are still working to keep improving their services to veterans. Here in Oklahoma, I have had the best care anyone could want. Check them out.

In line with VA’s goal of effective communication with veterans and partners, the VA has partnered with Mediflix, which hosts a vast selection of educational content and technology to improve health care for veterans. Through this partnership, all veterans will gain access to Mediflix’s digital platform and video channels, which provide a wealth of educational content on significant health conditions from reputable medical institutions and associations such as the Cleveland Clinic, Yale Medicine and the American Heart Association. The VA is dedicated to ensuring veterans have complete access to the health care resources they need. By collaborating to provide the latest technologies and strategic efforts, the VA is helping veterans lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. For more information about VA health partnerships, visit Veterans Health Administration’s National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships. Migwetch (Thank you)!

The CPN Veterans Organization has a Sorghum Festival Parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in Wewoka, Oklahoma. There will be no walking; we have a trailer and red golf cart to ride in. All CPN veterans Veterans Report and their families are invited to join us. You don’t have to be a member of the CPN Veterans Organization.

Remember our monthly meeting of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization is the fourth Tuesday of each month, Oct. 24 (unless otherwise notified due to weather or conflicting events) at 6 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there) in the North Reunion Hall on the CPN Powwow Grounds. All CPN veterans and spouses and their families are welcome. Membership in the veterans organization is not required; come and visit us and enjoy our socializing. For more information, you can contact Daryl Talbot.

Daryl Talbot, Commander