After 10 years working in foster care and adoption for tribal Indian Child Welfare departments, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Kendra Lowden accepted a position as a senior program associate at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work and Butler Institute for Families. She is also currently earning her Doctorate of Education from Southern Nazarene University.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has signed on to the tribal amicus brief in the latest legal challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Despite these recent events, FireLodge Children & Family Services continues our work in protecting and preserving Native American families. Child welfare programs do not discontinue services, even during a crisis.
For many families involved in the child welfare system, accessing family support services and navigating court processes requires determination. CPN’s FireLodge Children & Family Services is involved in every child welfare case involving Citizen Potawatomi children across the U.S.
Serving CPN members and children across the nation remains a key component of CPN’s ICW department, and Director Ashlee May and her team strive to keep up-to-date on potential assistance wherever CPN members reside.
CPN Indian Child Welfare Administrative Officer Ashlee May recently received a commendation from her alma mater, East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, for her service at both the House of Hope and ICW.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation joined a Native American Rights Fund amicus brief in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act.