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.
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi played host to the 2023 Potawatomi Gathering, with events scheduled at the Pine Creek Reservation and at the FireKeepers Casino near Fulton, Michigan, from July 24-29. Among those representing CPN in contests were Lauren Kelly and Craig Anderson.
The Welds were among the families who made the difficult decision to leave Kansas to carve out a new life for themselves and future generations on the plains of Indian Territory in the late 1890s. Despite the hardships, the Weld children would persevere.
The CPNHS Scholarship for Service, or Mshkeke (the Potawatomi word for medicine), covers tuition and fees in return for a minimum of one to three years of employment at a CPNHS site. Scholarships are available for one person going into a licensed practical nurse program and for two people in a dental hygiene program.
Inspired by Tribal member Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass, Illinois resident Vanessa Griffin ran her first marathon at 50 years old, raising money for the CPN Department of Education’s Michael John Kennedy Scholarship fund.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation is making a change throughout its organization to help reduce the number of overdose deaths involving opioids. This year, NARCAN was added to all AED cabinets at Tribal enterprises and offices.
Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett is one of eight honorees selected for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2023. Chairman Barrett joins scientists, health care professionals, automobile designers, Olympic gold medalists, neurosurgeons, engineers and other Tribal leaders as part of the 96th Oklahoma Hall of Fame class.
National Culinary Arts month is observed in July to recognize the chefs, cooks and staff who create innovative, unique cuisine. The Hownikan takes a look at what goes into creating a quality dining experience at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Flame Brazilian Steakhouse.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department’s One-Time Grant program has now been in operation for more than 24 years. The program assists CPN tribal members with the down payment and/or closing costs associated with the purchase, building or refinancing of a home.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes seven students pursuing higher education to the Tribal grounds for six weeks for the Potawatomi Leadership Program. Meet the class of 2023.