O’Neal becomes BIA department director

In early 2021, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, Tara Sweeney, appointed Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jason O’Neal as the deputy bureau director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services.

Sovereignty a prime focus under Self-Governance Director Rhonda Butcher

Tribal governments across the United States have access to funding opportunities that the average commercial entity or private citizen does not, but gaining that access isn’t straightforward. That process is typically worth it though, as evidenced in the rapid growth in services the Citizen Potawatomi Nation offers to the areas surrounding CPN headquarters as well Read More »

Concerning the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s detachment

Editors Note: On Sept. 20, 2021, the City of Shawnee formally de-annexed the land south of the North Canadian River. The detachment ended the legal dispute between the City of Shawnee and Citizen Potawatomi Nation. On Sept. 21, 2021, Leaders from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and City of Shawnee announced Tuesday the launch of Shawnee Read More »