Blue Zones Project in Pottawatomie County celebrated Citizen Potawatomi Nation FireLake Discount Foods’ recent designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite with a ribbon cutting celebration in November 2019.
Shane D. Jett, CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, recently received the 2019 Visionary Leader Award in recognition for his contributions to the Native community development financial institutions industry.
After several years of use, the components that sit in CPN’s geothermal ponds became less efficient. In 2016, the Tribe sent scuba divers to the bottom of FireLake lake to assess the situation.
Technological upgrades to 911 software and hardware are becoming an essential component of emergency response. Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation named CPN a recipient of 911 Grant Program funds, assigned for improvements to the county system.
Several CPN doctors and medical practitioners choose the Nation as their employer to serve other Native Americans.
This episode explores a bit of the holiday season; a piece of craft work passed down through a family and a traditional Thanksgiving prayer in the Nishnabé language highlight ways to celebrate with loved ones. There’s also an update on the progress of CPN’s recycling program and a look at a unique extra task two employees take on once a year.
The Nation has become known as an innovator in utilizing the tools at its disposal to develop its businesses and governmental programs to improve local communities in and around its jurisdiction.
The Tribe’s realty department has set up a 15-foot-radius cage trapping system in southern Pottawatomie County. It includes 12 panels that bolt together, forming two circles to manage the feral hog population.
Parents want what is best for their children, but knowing how to provide that sometimes can be tough. At the House of Hope, we offer parenting classes, at no charge, to those in the community who either need or desire such training.
McLoud Public Schools’ students received a donation of 300 sets of headphones compatible with their Google Chromebooks from CPN’s FireLake Express Grocery.