District 11 – Lisa Kraft

Bozho (Hello), Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum penned The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum, who dedicated his original story “to my good friend and comrade, my wife,” would perhaps be astounded that his words are still on our minds over a century later. His message: “There’s no place like home.” “What does all this Read More »

District 10 – David Barrett

Bozho (Hello), Fears within fear A friend sent me an email asking me what I knew about “genízaros.” I wasn’t aware, so I did a little research. The first article I read was “U.S. Indian Slavery once Thrived in New Mexico,” written by Simon Romero and published Jan. 28 in The New York Times. Romero Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), First and foremost, I would like to thank the members in District 8 for their support of me in the role as District 8 legislator. It has been a great experience thus far, and I have received far more than I have given — I have made tremendous friends, who sometimes Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The 2018 Potawatomi Leadership Program application period is now open and closes on April 2. Every summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes eight to 10 tribal members between ages 18-20 to learn about the Tribe’s government, economic development and culture. I would like to encourage our District 7 members to apply for Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Even though I’m fairly tech savvy, I’ve had a difficult time with Microsoft Outlook recently. I’ve had to reinstall it on my desktop and laptop computers. As fate would have it, an application called Plaxo that I was using to synchronize my contacts between all my email accounts and devices went Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Three District 4 meetings • 10 a.m. April 21 at the CPN Community Center in Rossville, Kansas. As part of our effort to bring more culture and traditions to Citizen Potawatomi Nation members, we have invited Justin Neely, director of the CPN Language Department near Shawnee, Oklahoma, to speak about the family clans Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), For those of you who fly, an item just came to light that involves identity theft. I would ask you, what do you do with your airline-boarding pass once you are on the flight? Leave it in the seat pocket? Maybe just throw it in the nearest trash can you see Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends)! Visiting opportunity Our March 10 tour and lunch/business meeting at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), 520 16th St. N., in Birmingham, Alabama, starts with a 10 a.m. museum tour, moving on to a business meeting and then a barbecue lunch before ending at 2:30 p.m. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, Read More »

District 1 – Roy Slavin

Bozho (Hello), On Jan. 19, my wife Julia and I attended the gala for the reopening of The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center near Shawnee, Oklahoma. For those of you who may not remember, the center flooded about four years ago. The evening began with a great dinner, after which we toured all the Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), February is a short month and usually a very busy time. I’m always catching up on the prior year while trying to get my current year underway. Generally, my office desk is full of income tax receipts while I am still trying to pay off Christmas purchases. This year is no Read More »