CPN students present at Language Fair

Under the direction of interdepartmental Potawatomi language lead Robert Collins, Citizen Potawatomi Nation students from the Tribe’s Child Development Center performed at the 21st annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair in the spoken poetry category, receiving first place.

House of Hope hosts MMIW Remembrance Walk

The CPN House of Hope brought acknowledgment to the #MMIW movement with a remembrance walk to honor the murdered and missing and to bring education to the community about this plague of violence that is being turned against our Native women and children.

Lewis family history

Intertwined with the Bergeron family history, the Lewis family history is one of endurance and leadership in the face of removal. Wesley Lewis worked to establish the first schoolhouse, post office and cemetery near present-day Wanette, Oklahoma, and his descendants continued to develop infrastructure in the area, serve as community leaders and preserve Potawatomi history.

Language update: May 2024

The May 2024 Language Update features several awards won by Potawatomi students at the recent Oklahoma Native Youth Language Fair, the beginning of a summer immersion course, translation efforts, and several spring words.

CPN signs compact with U.S. Department of Transportation

Citizen Potawatomi Nation signed a compact with the U.S. Department of Transportation that gives the Nation “greater control, flexibility, and decision-making authority” over Tribal transportation programs, services, functions and activities. The compact initially provides nearly $4 million in Fiscal Year 2024 to support CPN’s current and ongoing transportation and transit operations.

Program connects students with Potawatomi heritage

The CPN Department of Education held the second annual Coming into the Circle event, a program designed to introduce high school students to the Tribe’s language, history, cultural practices and resources.

Veterans Report: May 2024

This month’s report from the CPN Veterans Organization tells of superstitions held by various service branches and members. The May Veterans Organization meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at the North Reunion Hall.

CPN honored as education partner

Citizen Potawatomi Nation was honored this year as a Partner in Progress for its partnership with Gordon Cooper Technology Center on its GCTC Foundation Board, in developing a lineworker training program, and through donations to support GCTC students.