After attending training and learning about resources, CPN Behavioral Health Therapist Ray Tainpeah started leading smoking cessation classes for Tribal members and employees in 2005, using the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking curriculum.
Felicia Freeman, a CPN tribal member and commercial loan officer and certified credit counselor for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, started a two-year term in January 2021 as state secretary of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
This episode focuses on art and history. We’ll hear from an Oklahoma folk musician and a stop-motion animation artist with new work on Netflix. The Director of CPN’s Cultural Heritage Center also discusses the history of the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act.
In the next series of Q&As with 2021 election candidates, District 4 candidates discuss their qualifications and plans.
Tribal member Amanda Funk sought a way to bring Native Americans together and help the wider community see their influence and offerings. In 2020, she founded the Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge.
With numerous shelter-in-place orders in effect to promote social distancing during the pandemic, and increased dependency of older adults on others, the pandemic heightens the potential for elder abuse.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is a great time to reach out to local organizations like CPN House of Hope to find ways on education and prevention, including on alcohol’s role in sexual assault.
CPN has grown its agricultural operations in the past year, adding 105 acres of cover crops and expanding lease opportunities.
In the next series of Q&As with 2021 election candidates, District 1 candidates discuss their qualifications and plans.
Quill art uses the structure of a porcupine’s primary defense mechanism to create sturdy and beautiful hand-made applique quill boxes, headdresses, jewelry and much more. While some traditional items serve utilitarian functions, the vast majority of the objects made in the last 150 years remain purely artistic.