Hownikan staff recognized

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.

To the rescue

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.

Accountant, mother of five completes career milestone

The notoriously difficult Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination has a pass rate of 50 percent. Citizen Potawatomi Nation general ledger auditor April Sitton completed the test in October 2020 and became a CPA, joining the Tribe’s CFO as department staff with the credentials.

Like father, like son

Veteran and Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Brian Walker completed a potential Texas first when his father Judge Scott Walker swore him in as a Justice on the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas during the January 2021 investiture.

FireLake Foods celebrates 20 years

FireLake Discount Foods has remained a community staple since opening its doors in 2001, offering fresh, quality produce, meats and grocery options to the public. With additional locations in McLoud and Tecumseh, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation enterprise currently stands as the largest tribally-owned grocery store in the United States.

Navy pilot trainee lives life to the fullest

When he joined the Navy, CPN member Tyler Vinson thought military service seemed like a viable option for building a skill set, traveling and gaining real-world experience.