Mary Belle Zook visits Wisconsin Point, Wisconsin, and the Fond du Lac Reservation for a food sovereignty conference at their Tribal college.
Best-selling writer, ecologist and professor Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ph.D., received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2022.
Environmental studies and sciences professor Barbara Wall loves, researches and teaches about water from an Indigenous perspective.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Director of Self-Governance Kasie Nichols recently passed the credentialing exam to become a Certified Grants Management Specialist through the National Grants Management Association. The credential and council position are high honors, designating Nichols as one of the top experts in her field. She believes they bring distinctions for the Tribe as well.
With three grocery stores, two casinos, two health care clinics, several restaurants, and many other enterprises and services, Citizen Potawatomi Nation always looks for ways to improve its electrical system and reduce power consumption. CPN tribal member and Toupin family descendant Justin Whitecotton leads the electrical department as its director, and each day brings new challenges and exciting opportunities.
The team behind the Hownikan consists of Tribal members and non-Citizen Potawatomi — some former journalists, others from different professional backgrounds. In recent years, CPN’s newspaper and its ancillary content have won numerous awards at state and national competitions.
The National Indian Education Association named Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and Department of Education employee Matt Higdon the 2021 Elder of the Year.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Human Resources staff organized three hiring events in the spring and summer, creating a fast and centralized job hunting experience.
In addition to providing a home for some of the Potawatomi peoples’ most sacred animals, the CPN Eagle Aviary staff also protects and nurtures other creatures by responding to animal emergencies across the Nation’s jurisdiction and partnering with the WildCare Foundation in Noble, Oklahoma.
Rachel Watson joined the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education this summer as a college advisor, bringing a diverse and unique educational background and career experiences.