During Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Potawatomi Leadership Program, the 10 college students chosen to experience the Tribe in a six-week, crash course internship learn a substantial amount about Potawatomi culture and businesses.
Paid for through funds secured by CPN, a new Pottawatomie County emergency radio tower stands 395 feet high and offers the city of McLoud increased 911 and emergency radio coverage.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation’s Felecia Freeman is part of a group of individuals from local businesses that helps propel the community forward with volunteering and support. Shawnee Forward recently named her its Ambassador of the Year.
As Tribal enrollment rises, so has the number of registered vehicles. However, the growth in those figures requires more oversight from the tag agency.
The Potawatomi use eagle feathers in ceremony, while smudging and as a part of regalia. Eagles molt from mid-March to late September, and during this time, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary staff collects feathers at sunrise every day.
A study sponsored through the Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium found that the 38 federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma had a $12.9 billion impact on the state in 2017, directly employing more than 50,000 people and supporting 96,000 jobs to tribal citizens and non-citizens, accounting for more than $4.6 billion in wages and benefits to Oklahoma workers in 2017.
Competitions are a large part of the annual Family Reunion Festival, and this year was no different. With everything from art and competitive powwow dancing to checkers and archery, here’s a look at the winners.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department Patrol Officer James Berry held several jobs before working in law enforcement, and his layers extend far beyond his uniform.
Though the vast majority of Citizen Potawatomi may not know more than a few words and feel overwhelmed by the challenge of learning, CPN Language Department Director Neely’s experiences provide guidance.
Stephanie Hawk’s role as a college advisor in the CPN Department of Education allows her to meet with students of different ages, helping them put together a college plan, including how to pay for it. She also teaches college and career readiness at local high schools.