Flapjacks & Friends

All you can eat pancakes and sausage at FireLake Arena February 14, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and benefit Tribal members and employees in need.

First responders honored at new event

Citizen Potawatomi Nation honored first responders with its inaugural First Responders Appreciation Day. Security Training Officer Tommy Bowen said each of the responders who attended went home with about two prizes each — either from drawings or playing games such as football toss and basketball.

CPN partners with technology center to train future linemen

When Gordon Cooper Technology Center (GCTC) in Shawnee, Oklahoma, received feedback from Citizen Potawatomi Nation and other local entities that there was a need for linemen training, the school set up a new program to fill the gap. Now, CPN Electrical Director Justin Whitecotton hopes it will lead to opportunities to hire employees for the Tribe.

Library system donates books to CPN

Thanks to community members logging millions of minutes reading, Citizen Potawatomi Nation benefited from a donation of 2,128 books from the Pioneer Library System (PLS).

CPN assists in tornado recovery

When severe weather struck the Shawnee, Oklahoma, area on April 19, 2023, Citizen Potawatomi Nation was there to help with recovery. The Nation provided space for emergency response and powerline restoration crews to set up, as well as shelter and assistance for those affected by the storms.

SNAP benefit reduction brings changes to Tribal clients

Oklahoma residents utilizing the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program saw a decrease in the amount of money issued each month for groceries. CPN Workforce Development & Social Services’ Michelle Ramirez and FireLake Discount Foods director Richard Driskell share the impact on clients and options available to them.

Braiding Sweetgrass inspires Griffin to run marathon

Inspired by Tribal member Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass, Illinois resident Vanessa Griffin ran her first marathon at 50 years old, raising money for the CPN Department of Education’s Michael John Kennedy Scholarship fund.

Partnership with Infant Crisis Services helps community

The CPN WIC program has a long-standing relationship with Infant Crisis Services, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit that supplies formula, food, diapers and clothing to more than 1,200 infants and toddlers each month.

Community Baby Shower draws largest crowd yet

The Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center, outside Shawnee, Oklahoma, was filled with families as Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services Department hosted the sixth Community Baby Shower Tuesday, March 7. The Community Baby Shower offered families a chance to take classes, learn about available services and even walk away with some free items.