Q&A with District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson

During the Tribe’s 2022 election, District 7 chose to reelect Vieux and Johnson family descendant Mark Johnson to his fourth term as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation legislature. He spoke with the Hownikan about his time as a legislator, his career and CPN’s future.

Legislator finds retirement fun in Oklahoma film industry

Earlier this year, Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 12 Legislator Paul Schmidlkofer spent several weeks working on the set of the Peabody Awards-winning show Reservation Dogs as they filmed season two. The comedy-drama created by Seminole Nation citizen Sterlin Harjo tells the story of four Indigenous teenagers growing up in rural Oklahoma and their efforts to determine their futures.

District 7 Election update

District 7 candidates Mark Johnson and Browning Neddeau give final statements before the election this month.

District 7 Election: Candidate Q&A

District 7 candidates respond to the questions “what kind of future do you envision for Citizen Potawatomi Nation?” and “What makes you qualified to be a CPN legislator?”

Tribal candidate Q&As: May 2020 — District 12

In addition to the annual Tribal budget, Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan held Q&As with each candidate.

Tribal candidate Q&As: March 2020 — District 9

Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan asked the candidates about their backgrounds and reasons for running for Tribal office.

Tribal candidate Q&As: March 2020 — District 12

Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan asked the candidates about their backgrounds and reasons for running for Tribal office.