Freeman serves Native-owned business in multiple capacities

Felicia Freeman, a CPN tribal member and commercial loan officer and certified credit counselor for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, started a two-year term in January 2021 as state secretary of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.

Hownikan Podcast: December 2020

This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn winter words in Potawatomi.

Shane Jett receives Visionary Leader Award

Shane D. Jett, CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, recently received the 2019 Visionary Leader Award in recognition for his contributions to the Native community development financial institutions industry.

CPCDC provides alternative to payday loan lenders

According to the statistics from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, with more than 20,000 across the U.S., there are more payday loan lenders in the U.S. than franchise locations of either Starbucks or McDonald’s. The golden arches boast a paltry 14,267 franchises by comparison. The wide presence of this specific kind of lending institution, Read More »

CPCDC secures largest amount of funding in more than 10 years

The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation was one of seven community development financial institutions to close on a multi-party bond totaling $127 million. On its own, the CPCDC has secured a $16 million bond as part of the United States Treasury Department’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program. With this bond, the total amount of financing secured Read More »

CPCDC leading the fight against predatory lending

“Buy here, pay here” car lots, payday and signature loan lenders all are big business in Oklahoma. In the nonprofit world, we call these companies predatory lenders. There is a distinct reason we consider them predatory. Like lions, they prey on people who can’t get away. Most of the time, a bruised credit report causes Read More »

Crack your crick and get your fix with Dr. Jacob Leba

Injuries happen all the time. They can happen at work, at home, while playing sports or doing any number of normal activities people go through each day. That’s why people like Dr. Jacob Leba of Leba Chiropractic are there to help alleviate and treat some of those injuries. Oct. 2014 is Leba Chiropractic’s fifth anniversary Read More »

CPN Director Shane Jett in election for Opportunity Finance Network board

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Director, Shane Jett, was recently nominated as a candidate for the prestigious and influential board of directors at the Opportunity Finance Network, the leading trade association and advocate for community development financial institution nationwide. Jett is the Director of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, one of the nation’s largest Tribally-owned CDFIs Read More »