The Council for Environmental Quality invited CPN member and academic Kyle Whyte to join the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The group is designed to provide plans and ideas on fighting climate change alongside environmental justice.
Not everyone can successfully incorporate marriage and business, but Bob and Patty Frakes are breaking the status quo with their leatherworking company Frakes Designs.
Mapmaker and Tribal member Margaret Pearce believes cartography lends itself to the representation of Indigeneity because the land remains at the center of many societies and traditions.
Archivist and historian Lynn Cowles created a display at the Allen J Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, to highlight her Potawatomi family’s past. She celebrated Native American Heritage Month in November 2020 with visitors.
Shortly after New Year’s, Tribal member Thad Cockrell received a phone call from his manager with a request to be the musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
CPN Legislator Jon Boursaw spearheaded efforts to create an exhibit, which features three interpretive signs. It stands at the entrance to Skyline Park at Burnett’s Mound, the site of Topeka’s highest point.
Among eight finalists, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and special education teacher Sandra Bradley received recognition as Shawnee Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal member Lyle Simmons connects to his Nishnabé roots by making regalia and crafting traditional Potawatomi items.
In 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Jazmine Striegel decided to pursue an undergraduate degree and entered the Naval Reserves as a hospital corpsman. She currently studies integrative physiology and neuroscience.
Enjoy a growing number of entertainment options offered in the Oklahoma City metro while attending the annual Family Reunion Festival. From whitewater rafting in the Boathouse District to art exhibitions, Oklahoma City has transformed since last year’s event with new attractions, restaurants and nightlife!