Program helps save Tribal members’ homes

When two Tribal members in different parts of the country fell on hard times and their homes were in danger of being lost, they found assistance through Citizen Potawatomi Nation. CPN’s Mortgage Assistance Program is available to CPN tribal members who need financial help with a mortgage, homeowner’s insurance, property taxes or HOA fees.

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 employee writes Oscar nominated song

CPN Housing Department Director and Osage Nation tribal member Scott George is the first Native American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Music (Original Song) for his composition of “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People),” featured in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

CPN hosts ribbon cutting for new playground

Citizen Potawatomi Nation hosted a ribbon cutting for a new playground at Citizen Place North.

CPN Housing Director Scott George opened with a prayer, and some of the elders drummed and sang traditional songs.

Applications open soon for new affordable housing

Citizen Potawatomi Nation has 160 affordable rent units — 46 family units and 114 elder units — but that number is set to increase soon. Construction started this spring on 66 new family units including two-, three- and four-bedroom units, with two different floor plans for each size.

Housing Director part of Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

In May 2022, the much-anticipated film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon shot one final scene at the Osage Nation campus in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. CPN Housing Director and Osage Nation tribal member Scott George composed one of the songs used in the shoot.