Tescier family offers Potawatomi history to local museum

A discussion at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Family Reunion Festival has motivated members of the Tescier family to ensure that Potawatomi history is included in a Harrah, Oklahoma, historical society’s museum. The land for the town’s original site was donated by Tribal member Louis Navarre, who was first to arrive at his allotment in the 1870s.

CPN hosts ribbon cutting for new playground

Citizen Potawatomi Nation hosted a ribbon cutting for a new playground at Citizen Place North.

CPN Housing Director Scott George opened with a prayer, and some of the elders drummed and sang traditional songs.

CPN hosts Tribal Education Forum

Citizen Potawatomi Nation hosted the Tribal Education Departments’ Forum (TED Forum) at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in November. Representatives from a variety of tribes and organizations presented information to educators from around the state, offering insight into what sort of services and opportunities are available for schools and Indigenous youth.

Language Update: February 2024

The February 2024 update from the CPN Language Department highlights a new beginner class starting on March 5, and the upcoming Winter Storytelling event on March 13.

Sanchez named Citizen of the Year

CPN Tribal member and employee Nicole Sanchez received a surprise leading up to the holidays as she was named Citizen of the Year by the Tecumseh (Oklahoma) Chamber of Commerce.

Hardin family history

To highlight some of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center’s archival holdings, the Hownikan is featuring photographs and family history of every founding Citizen Potawatomi family. The Hardin family has a long history of service to the Nation, through elected and volunteer leadership, military service, trades and more.

Executive & Legislative Columns: February 2024

John “Rocky” Barrett Tribal Chairman Bozho nikan, (Hello, my friend,) At the end of January, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation signed a ten year compact with the State of Oklahoma that maintains the substance of a longstanding cooperative agreement between our Nation and the State about the details of tobacco sales by the Nation within our Read More »

Veterans Report: February 2024

This month’s Veterans Report features resources like free concert tickets, farming assistance, workout programs, national park passes and Veteran discounts on hundreds of services available to the Veteran community.

Basketball teaches Berry leadership on and off the court

Tribal member Reagan Berry was selected to attend the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s College Basketball Academy in 2023. As she completes her senior year of high school, Berry has her eyes set on playoffs and on her collegiate career at Oklahoma Christian University.