Notice of Public Hearing

A Public Hearing is scheduled for 3-4:30 P.M., Thursday June 6, 2024, in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services conference room, Workforce Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801. This is a Public Hearing regarding the Nation’s: Housing grant applications (IHBG & ICDBG).

CPN, local alliance make progress

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has joined other area tribes to help reduce the number of Indigenous people who are experiencing homelessness. The Native Homeless Alliance hopes to cut the rate of Native Americans experiencing homelessness by 50 percent by July 2024.

Workforce & Social Services presents panel on scam prevention

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.

JOM program seeks student, parent involvement

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.

SNAP benefit reduction brings changes to Tribal clients

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.

Community Baby Shower draws largest crowd yet

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 brings empathy, de-escalation training as part of series

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.

Hownikan Podcast: Empathy training and Olympic swimmer

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.