Students blend virtual, real worlds in after-school program

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences Mixed Reality Lab recently completed a pilot program that brings digital design technologies to Native students at tribal schools, including CPN’s Child Development Center after-school program.

Peltier descendant shines in 2022 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

As a high school senior, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Shelby O’Steen received the Jim Thorpe High School Volleyball Player of the Year award from the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in June 2022. The Bright Path Program recognizes the top high school athletes from across the state for their athletic and academic prowess.

Small steps can help consumers cope with inflation

The U.S. inflation rate recently hit a 40-year high, leading many Oklahomans to ask themselves what they can do to stay afloat during challenging financial times. James Boggs, president of community banking at First National Bank & Trust Co. writes about steps consumers can take to cope.

Bourassa family descendant serves hometown

Tribal member Mark McBride serves his community of Moore, Oklahoma, as the Oklahoma House Representative for District 53. He is motivated by community, and is particularly interested in improving education in the state and preserving sites of cultural and architectural value.

Veterans report: July 2022

This month’s Veterans report tells of Pvt. Martin Treptow and his dedication to the service of his country.

Big Heart Woman

Jeannie Wamego Van Veen tells of her experience becoming a teacher and advocating for teachers as a part of the National Education Association.

CPN lends a hand to communities struck by tornados

Following a series of severe storms in southeastern Oklahoma this May, CPN’s Emergency Management, FireLake Discount Foods, Health Services, Workforce Development and Social Services, and Grand Casino Hotel & Resort all mobilized to partner with nonprofit aid groups and the affected communities to respond to the disaster.

Know More Do More

Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope was able to host the Know More Do More: Identifying & Responding to Stalking event this past May for local service providers from around the state. The organization was excited to partner up with the National Stalking Prevention Awareness and Resource Center, or SPARC, to bring information to local law enforcement, family and victim advocates, mental health professionals, medical staff, and social service professionals.

Harvard University Native American Program announces new executive director

Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) Faculty Director Joseph P. Gone has announced Kelli Mosteller (Citizen Potawatomi) as the new executive director of HUNAP. Mosteller’s appointment concludes a national search led by Gone and Lori E. Gross, associate provost for arts and culture at Harvard University.