Rhodd family history

The Rhodd family can be traced to Potawatomi ancestral lands in Michigan, Illinois and to the Potawatomi reserve in Iowa. Members of the Rhodd family would later make significant contributions to the establishment of the Sacred Heart Mission in Konawa, Oklahoma Territory.

Public Hearing Notice – Wednesday, May 31, 2023

A public hearing is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services conference room, Workforce Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801. This is a public hearing regarding the Nation’s: CSBG, LIHEAP, Child Development Center, and Housing grant applications (IHBG & IHBG-C). CPN P.L. 102-477 Plan The Read More »

Grand Casino Bar Contractor Advertisement

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Owner) intends to procure a qualified contractor to provide construction services for a new bar located in the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Leaders from Air Force Sustainment Center visit to spark collaboration

In January, several leaders from the Air Force Sustainment Center visited Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Eagle Aviary and toured the grounds of Iron Horse Industrial Park. AFSC Executive Director Dennis D’Angelo looks forward to forging a trusting relationship between two government and economic entities that creates a legacy.

Francen moves into new role

CPN’s Kelley Francen has accepted a new leadership role focusing on increasing engagement among the Nation’s more than 2,100 employees. As director of employee advocacy, Francen will be empowering CPN staff members to succeed, regardless of length of employment or position.

Know the signs of stalking, big and small

January is Stalking Awareness Month. House of Hope’s Kayla Woody writes about signs of stalking, and steps to take if you or a loved one are experiencing stalking. If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Lafromboise family history

The roots of the Lafromboise family extend to present-day Chicago, Illinois, a history preserved through family stories and documentation that are now held at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center.

Hownikan 2023

2023 editions of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Hownikan newspaper.

Looking back at 2022

As the year winds to a close and people anticipate the promise and possibilities of a new year, now is the time to reflect on 2022. For Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the past year was filled with celebration, innovation and success. We look back at some of the more notable events.

Self-Governance director represents area tribes on national committee

In September 2022, CPN’s Self-Governance Director Kasie Nichols accepted a position on the ACF Tribal Advisory Committee as an alternate representative for the Oklahoma City Area to help advise and make decisions on improving the agency and its service to tribes. For her, progressive change for the Tribe and other Native nations begins with a seat at the table.