Josh Peltier – Ballplayer Extraordinaire

  Josh Peltier – Ballplayer Extraordinaire       He might not be quite ready for a Stephen Strasborg-like* Major League baseball debut yet. But, three-year-old Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Joshua Peltier was pictured on the front page of the Shawnee, Oklahoma News-Star recently, thoroughly enjoying a bit of late-spring ball-playing. Josh’s dad is CPN member Tracy Read More »

Descendants Dedicate ‘Trail of Death’ signs

  (CPN member George Godfrey offers a tobacco blessing for one of the Trail of Death signs.) Descendants dedicate ‘Trail of Death’ signs  By Curt Slyder, Lafayette, Indiana Journal & Courier In 1838, more than 850 Potawatomi Indians were forced to march about 660 miles from northern Indiana to Kansas as white settlers began moving Read More »

Hernandez Accepts Principal position

(Jesse Hernandez directs CPN Childhood Development Center singers during the 2007 Christmas program.) By Josh Burton, Shawnee News-Star writer – SHAWNEE, Okla. — The Shawnee Public Schools Board of Education has named long-time Citizen Potawatomi Nation employee Jesse Hernandez as the next principal at Shawnee Early Childhood Center during its regularly scheduled meeting at Read More »

CPN artist Matt Bearden at Red Earth

OKLAHOMA CITY – If the Red Earth Pow-Wow is a statement of multi-tribal diversity, then painter Matt Bearden is a poster boy for the cause. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation member went to school in Cherokee Country in Tahlequah, Okla. lives in Osage Country in Hominy, Okla. and paints primarily Southern Plains subjects. “You see a Read More »

Writing The Nativity Story

(Webmaster’s note: Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Mike Rich attended a world premiere event for the movie The Nativity Story at the Vatican in Rome on November 26. In this interview from the Web site, Mike Rich talks about writing the screenplay for The Nativity Story, which opens at theaters across America on December 1.) Read More »

Wife of CPN member purchases North Carolina dental practice

Dr. Ray Mooring is an institution in Mount Olive, having run his dental practice from his office on Smith Chapel Road ever since 1969. Mooring recently made the decision to retire after finding someone he felt comfortable entrusting his patients to. Dr. Amy Kimes (right) took over the practice late last month and has been Read More »

AARP Wellness tour Coming to CPN

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is scheduled to make a stop at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Senior Nutrition Site in Shawnee on June 3, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The site is located at 2345 N. Gordon Cooper Drive. This event is part of AARP Oklahoma’s on-going diversity project with Oklahoma Indians. The following Read More »

CPN House of Hope advocates for victims during Domestic Violence Awareness month

  Along with autumn and falling leaves, October also brings to light a difficult, yet important, subject. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and according to Amanda Chapman – the House of Hope domestic violence prevention initiative consultant – it isn’t easy to know at the beginning of a relationship if a partner is abusive. “I think it is wonderful that the month of Read More »

CPN Tribal Historic Preservation Office exercises sovereignty

In 1966, the National Historic Preservation Act was signed into law as an attempt to end the adverse effects of development on historically significant properties. Ten years later, a review process was expanded to cover all archeological sites, buildings and lands. The review process requires a federal agency to make sure each construction project does not harm historic properties.  Under section 106 of the Read More »

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation awarded $25 million for infrastructure in rural Oklahoma

The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation received $25 million in funding from the Obama Administration’s Community Facilities Re-Lending Program. “This is the largest single award the CPCDC has ever received,” noted CPCDC Director Shane Jett. “We can put these funds to work for rural Oklahomans across the state for hospitals, police stations, community centers or Read More »