The December 2022 Veterans Report highlights a growing CPN Veterans Organization membership and the December 6 Christmas Dinner.
Following a career of activism leading to the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Opal Lee’s next project is a National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth, TX. Keen to tell the story of emancipation from every perspective, Lee visited Tribal headquarters in August to discuss the unique history of slavery and emancipation in Indian Territory.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope received a $200,000 federal grant to help raise community awareness about domestic violence. It was one of only five programs in Oklahoma to receive the U.S. Indian Health Service funds.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLodge Children & Family Services welcomed DeAnna Voeks as its new foster care and adoption specialist in June 2022.
The CPN House of Hope held their very first Color Fun Run last month to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 1K race provided information to participants about what domestic violence is, who is affected, and what services can be offered to provide safety and prevent future abuse.
The November 2022 Language Department update highlights a recent seven-week beginner language class taught by Department staff, new partnerships with colleges to teach the Potawatomi language and the numerous resources available online for those who wish to study Bodéwadmimwen.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jesse Alan Horn epitomizes a working musician, balancing playing shows and putting in the effort to secure each gig. Horn is in the process of releasing his first album, BOLO.
Comma, a CPCDC-supported business formerly known as The Gathering Place Coffee Co., has re-launched their brand with a new name that better reflects their mission: to provide a space that helps people pause during their day.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department Director M. Scott George spoke with the Hownikan about how the Housing Department focuses on ensuring CPN elders live in safe and healthy homes.
November 13 through 19 is International Fraud Awareness Week. In a recent interview with the Hownikan, First National Bank & Trust Co.’s Bank Secrecy Officer Greg Arbuckle said he saw an increase in online scams in the aftermath of the pandemic, and recommended prevention practices.