2021 Year in Review

2021 brought productivity and uplifting news from CPN. Big developments ranged from new ways for Tribal members to connect digitally to an impactful agreement between local governments to improve the community’s future.

Hownikan Podcast: October 2021

Hear about the Potawatomi Fire, CPN’s new professional basketball team and from two Tribal members – one who self-published their first comic book and another who hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney along the High Sierra Trail in California’s Sequoia National Park.

Professional basketball coming to Shawnee

Professional basketball is coming to Shawnee in 2022 with the debut of the Potawatomi Fire. The team, owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a member of The Basketball League, will play at FireLake Arena.

Brzozowski represents her Native heritage

Throughout Ali Brzozowski’s life, she has accomplished a lot on the basketball court. The 6-foot-2 post wrapped up her Harrah High School basketball career this year with an impressive 24-4 record. This summer, Ali represented the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in the 2018 Oklahoma Native All State Association’s basketball game at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Read More »

Drive all day: With a sports resume built on leading high school and college championship games, New York Knick Ron Baker also credits his native heritage for his success

Ron Baker has long been aware of his Native American heritage. It’s woven through his character and his competitive-yet-thoughtful attitude. It also played an important role in shaping his career. Earlier this year, the 24-year-old Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Navarre family descendent signed an almost $9 million contract with the Knicks and planned Read More »