Bourbonnais Cabin closed summer 2018

The Bourbonnais Cabin is a culturally significant home located on Tribal land near the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center. The Nation usually allows tours and welcomes visitors inside during the Family Reunion Festival each summer, but this year it is closed. Given the cabin’s cultural significance, Tribal staff are reviewing repair suggestions and maintenance Read More »

Potawatomi language learning update

Submitted by Justin Neely, CPN Language Department Director It’s been a very busy month for the language department. By the time this reaches you, we will have reached our 800th person to use the Moodle online Potawatomi language course. If you haven’t tried it out, go to language.potawatomi.org. There is a Beginner I with 20 chapters. Read More »

FireLake Discount Foods is the first Blue Zones Project-approved grocery store in Oklahoma

Blue Zones Project in Pottawatomie County recently announced that FireLake Discount Foods achieved designation as the first Blue Zones Project-approved grocery store in Oklahoma.  FireLake Discount Foods completed the certification process, which includes encouraging parking at the farthest spaces from the store, selling healthy grab-and-go lunches, hosting monthly shopping tours led by a registered dietitian, distributing Read More »

From the heart

Almost any day of the week, visitors can catch up with Bill and Marti Roberts at Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Elder Center. About 11:30 a.m. every Thursday, Marti plays piano, leading elders in singing secular, gospel and patriotic songs. There’s plenty to celebrate. Friends like Dallas “Red” Barnes join them around the piano, as does Noel Read More »

Shane Jett speaks at UN Human Rights Council

On March 5, 2015, Cherokee Nation citizen and Citizen Potawatomi Development Corporation Director Shane Jett spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Jett discussed the historical and contemporary issues facing Native American, and specifically the impact of the blood quantification in limiting young members from attaining full tribal memberships. His remarks are Read More »

Citizen Potawatomi Nation offers helping hand all year round

  The Citizen Potawatomi Nation provides assistance to communities throughout Oklahoma in a number of areas, including emergency response for natural disasters, general labor for businesses, charitable organizations and communities in need. “When it comes to helping our fellow communities, we are always happy to help when someone asks us for help. We think our Read More »

January is Stalking Awareness Month

  January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and it can happen to anyone regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or personal association. The definition of stalking varies from one jurisdiction to another, but it is usually defined as a pattern of behavior directed Read More »