Citizen Potawatomi Nation helped give back to the community during the holidays as employees hosted a variety of food drives and fundraisers.
Tribal members gathered at the CPN Elder Center in August to learn more about scams and how to avoid them. Four professionals were on hand to present the information: CPN Postal Service Manager Tammy Phelps, David Dinsmore with Arvest Bank, Greg Arbuckle with Sovereign Bank and Daniel Lee with Legal Aid Service of Oklahoma.
The CPN Workforce Development & Social Services Department seeks to boost student and parent involvement in the Johnson O’Malley program, a long-time federal resource available to Indigenous public education students.
Oklahoma residents utilizing the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program saw a decrease in the amount of money issued each month for groceries. CPN Workforce Development & Social Services’ Michelle Ramirez and FireLake Discount Foods director Richard Driskell share the impact on clients and options available to them.
The Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center, outside Shawnee, Oklahoma, was filled with families as Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services Department hosted the sixth Community Baby Shower Tuesday, March 7. The Community Baby Shower offered families a chance to take classes, learn about available services and even walk away with some free items.
CPN Safe and Stable Families Education Counselor Jamelle Payne invited Tracy Rader to address attendees from a variety of backgrounds who participated in Empathy and De-escalation Training sponsored by Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce Development & Social Services as part of an on-going lunch and learn series.
During this episode, we’ll hear tips to increase empathy and de-escalation strategies, and listen back to a Tribal member who was an Olympic synchronized swimmer at the 2012 London games. We’ll also hear a cosmological story from the CPN Language Department.
Our loved ones, and elders in particular, are targeted by phone, mail and computer scams more during the holidays than any other time of year. CPN Workforce Development & Social Services Safe and Stable Families Education Counselor Jamelle Payne writes about a scam awareness workshop WFSS held alongside CPNPD at the Tribe’s Elder Center in December 2022.
CPN’s Workforce Development and Social Services will hold a spring break camp for current JOM/Youth clients March 14-16, 2023. The camp will include cooking, STEM and cultural learning activities.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation supported local efforts to bring holiday cheer to Tribal members and others in the community. From toy drives to distributing food baskets, employees eagerly worked to share their giving spirit with others.