The Sam Noble Museum’s Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair has received a grant to support future Indigenous language revitalization efforts in Oklahoma. The funds will help the museum increase the language fair’s visibility as well as provide additional creative opportunities.
During the months of November and December, the Workforce and Social Services Department coordinated with Administration, Child Development and employees across the Nation to put together a total of 700 holiday food baskets.
Bystander intervention is a vital part of the fight against domestic violence. An engaged bystander can help someone by intervening before, during or after the situation. CPN House of Hope’s Kayla Woody offers strategies for being an effective bystander.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation awarded the 2023 Michael John Kennedy Scholarship to Bourassa family member and University of North Carolina student Casimir Szupica. Now a senior, Szupica is studying geology with plans to graduate in the spring and commission into the United States Army as a second lieutenant in the chemical corps.
At the banquet and ceremony, championship rings were presented to the Fire players and Fire Girls, in addition to Dannhoff receiving his Coach of the Year ring and Guy receiving his ring for Defensive Player of the Year.
A discussion at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Family Reunion Festival has motivated members of the Tescier family to ensure that Potawatomi history is included in a Harrah, Oklahoma, historical society’s museum. The land for the town’s original site was donated by Tribal member Louis Navarre, who was first to arrive at his allotment in the 1870s.
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.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation hosted the Tribal Education Departments’ Forum (TED Forum) at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in November. Representatives from a variety of tribes and organizations presented information to educators from around the state, offering insight into what sort of services and opportunities are available for schools and Indigenous youth.
The February 2024 update from the CPN Language Department highlights a new beginner class starting on March 5, and the upcoming Winter Storytelling event on March 13.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation helped give back to the community during the holidays as employees hosted a variety of food drives and fundraisers.