CPN Workforce Development and Social Services’ Andrea Smiley and Stephanie McElfresh work together to bring CPN’s LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) benefits to local families. The program served 250 households during the 2022 cooling season.
Hannah Muller is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the thoughtful owner of Kind Collections. Through the support of the CPCDC, Muller recently expanded her embroidery business into a steady income for her and her husband.
Following a series of severe storms in southeastern Oklahoma this May, CPN’s Emergency Management, FireLake Discount Foods, Health Services, Workforce Development and Social Services, and Grand Casino Hotel & Resort all mobilized to partner with nonprofit aid groups and the affected communities to respond to the disaster.
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.
The One Time Grant has assisted hundreds of Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members with funds for their down payment or closing costs associated with the purchase, building or refinancing of a home.
This episode introduces a CPN member who owns her own Native American architecture company, outlines the Nation’s new Adult Protective Services department and discusses home genealogical DNA testing kits that became popular in the last decade.
CPN’s FireLodge Children and Family Services recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with a Fun Walk at FireLake Lake.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation joined a Native American Rights Fund amicus brief in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
After one year, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Safety Department has trained thousands of Tribal employees how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator. The Nation’s goal remains to have every employee trained and ready to help.