Workforce Development & Social Services Assistant Director Margaret Zientek became the 14th Citizen Potawatomi Nation member named an AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder honoree in 2019.
CPN tribal member Monroe Jeffrey made his way back to Oklahoma after retiring from his financial management job in California. Since arriving, Jeffrey has found a way to give back through his experience as the Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature’s treasurer.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Joe Miller of Choctaw, Oklahoma, is one of 2018’s AARP Indian Elder Award recipients. The award is a tribute to the venerated position of honor and respect tribal nations give their elders. The Anderson family descendant received this year’s Indian Elders award for his impact on Oklahoma athletic combat sports Read More »
Acclaimed Native American chef Loretta Barrett Oden’s life is an exciting one. At 75, she has countless stories to tell ranging from fishing for salmon in the Pacific Northwest to sipping wine with Oscar-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. She owned and ran a successful restaurant in New Mexico, Corn Dance Café, with her oldest son Read More »
Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 10 Legislator David Barrett and longtime Intensive Services Employment Counselor and CPN Reintegration Program coordinator Burt Patadal are two of this year’s 50 AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder honorees. AARP celebrated 50 elders representing the state’s 39 tribal nations at its ninth annual awards, presented Oct. 3 at the National Cowboy and Read More »