Tribal accounting recognized for excellence

For the 33rd consecutive year, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Accounting Department received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2020.

New Fire dance teams bring the heat to Shawnee

As Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s new professional basketball team, the Potawatomi Fire, plays its debut season with The Basketball League, three dance teams packed with local talent perform by their sides. Tribal member and Toupin family descendant Piper Whitecotton is a member of the Heat, the Fire’s high school aged hip-hop dance team.

Motivational speaker Mitch Factor urges self-care, positivity

Employees from Citizen Potawatomi Nation enterprises heard from an Indigenous motivational speaker and comedian about managing stress in their lives. Oklahoma native Mitch Factor (Seminole/Menominee) spoke to CPN employees about the importance of self-care, maintaining a positive outlook and clear communication.

Kasie Nichols achieves professional credential, leadership opportunity

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Director of Self-Governance Kasie Nichols recently passed the credentialing exam to become a Certified Grants Management Specialist through the National Grants Management Association. The credential and council position are high honors, designating Nichols as one of the top experts in her field. She believes they bring distinctions for the Tribe as well.

High school sophomore scouted for college lacrosse teams

In November, the Warrior Diamond National Showcase All-Star team selected Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Chase Peltier to participate in a weekend-long lacrosse tournament in Baltimore, Maryland, to exhibit his skills for college recruiters from across the country. The 16-year-old Peltier descendant recently spoke with the Hownikan about his experience with the game and time in Baltimore.

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.

Open Cultural Sewing Class

Have an ongoing sewing or beading project that you need help on? Attend our Open Sewing Classes. Cultural Activities Coordinator, Leslie Deer, will be on hand to offer her assistance! Classes are: Tuesday, November 16, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2-3 p.m.

Open Cultural Sewing Class

Have an ongoing sewing or beading project that you need help on? Attend our Open Sewing Classes. Cultural Activities Coordinator, Leslie Deer, will be on hand to offer her assistance! Classes are: Tuesday, November 16, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2-3 p.m.