2023 Election Results

Results for 2023 Citizen Potawatomi Nation elections in Districts 10, 11 and 13, as well as approval of the Tribal budget.

District 11 election candidates Q&A

District 11 candidates Andrew Walters (incumbent) and Jay Laughlin (challenger) answer questions about their platform prior to the 2023 election.

District 10 election candidates Q&A

District 10 election candidates David Barrett (incumbent) and Charles Scott (challenger) answer questions about their platform prior to the 2023 election.

Legislator named Fresno County Public Safety Hero awardee

Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson spent more than 40 years as a firefighter in California. In early September 2022, Fresno County named him the recipient of the Public Safety Hero Award as one of the 2022 State of the County Front Line Hero Honorees for his leadership at Shaver Lake, which was nearly destroyed by the fifth-largest fire in California history in 2020.

Executive and Legislative columns: December 2022

This month’s Executive and Legislative columns discuss the stakes of the on-going U.S. Supreme Court case, Brackeen v. Haaland; the Nation’s impact in the local community; recent District meetings; and thoughts and well wishes for the new year.

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.

Hownikan Podcast: July 2022

This episode discusses CPN Health Service’s new telehealth platform for all Tribal members in the U.S., makes a visit to a recent opioid overdose awareness event held by CPN Behavioral Health and talks with District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson about his reelection in June.