House of Hope receives domestic violence prevention funds

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope received a $200,000 federal grant to help raise community awareness about domestic violence. It was one of only five programs in Oklahoma to receive the U.S. Indian Health Service funds.

Colorful fun educates public on domestic violence prevention

The CPN House of Hope held their very first Color Fun Run last month to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 1K race provided information to participants about what domestic violence is, who is affected, and what services can be offered to provide safety and prevent future abuse.

Language update: November 2022

The November 2022 Language Department update highlights a recent seven-week beginner language class taught by Department staff, new partnerships with colleges to teach the Potawatomi language and the numerous resources available online for those who wish to study Bodéwadmimwen.

2021 numbers show record year for online fraud

November 13 through 19 is International Fraud Awareness Week. In a recent interview with the Hownikan, First National Bank & Trust Co.’s Bank Secrecy Officer Greg Arbuckle said he saw an increase in online scams in the aftermath of the pandemic, and recommended prevention practices.

Veterans report: November 2022

This month’s veterans report highlights phase two of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers through the Veterans Administration, which has expanded eligibility to include Veterans of all eras, including those who served after May 7, 1975, and before Sept. 11, 2001.

Cultural Heritage Center anticipates upgrades

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center nearly $100,000. The funds will support the CHC’s efforts to modernize and enhance technology to improve the visitor experience.

Hownikan Podcast: Tribal veterans interviews

In honor of Veteran’s Day, this episode dips into the video archives of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center for recent interviews with veteran Tribal members.

Tribal member leads nuclear deterrence squadron

In May 2022, Tribal member Brooke H. Desrochers took charge of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 4, stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The role is a prestigious honor and the culmination of this Anderson family descendant’s 20-year Naval career.