The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education is accepting applications for the second session of Mdamen, the Tribe’s new leadership program that helps participants establish and maintain a strong connection to their Potawatomi heritage. The application period opened on October 1 and closes November 15.
Higbee family descendant Kelli Harper is a poet, herbalist, garden designer, educator and doula. She has self-published Atlas: A Poetic Guide for the Fernweh Spirit. She was inspired to write the book during her own journey to reclaim Indigenous practices.
Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett and Tribal Vice-Chairman Linda Capps’ August 2022 columns.
Lakisha Meade, CPCDC Grants and Finance Coordinator, writes about the success Tribal member Michelle Whitson and husband Trent have experienced with their Stroud, Oklahoma, business called The Treasure Box through the CPDCDC’s assistance.
The U.S. inflation rate recently hit a 40-year high, leading many Oklahomans to ask themselves what they can do to stay afloat during challenging financial times. James Boggs, president of community banking at First National Bank & Trust Co. writes about steps consumers can take to cope.
Jeannie Wamego Van Veen tells of her experience becoming a teacher and advocating for teachers as a part of the National Education Association.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Director Cindy Logsdon began 2022 with a new three-year appointment as a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
With her attention always on the needs of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and its members, Margaret Zientek has already hit the ground running as the new Workforce and Social Services department director. She spoke with the Hownikan about her work with Workforce programs and advocacy at the federal level to improve them, as well as her involvement with the Potawatomi Leadership Program.
Dr. Julio Rojas, psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor at CPN Behavioral Health, discusses factors contributing to stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction, and advocates for comprehensive and compassionate care.
Tribal member and artist Riley Wolery will host his second art show in Billings, Montana in May 2022. Wolery works in a number of styles, and draws inspiration from Potawatomi tradition, other artists, nature and music.