The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Emergency Management Department began working to anticipate community needs even before a devastating tornado hit Pottawatomie County on the evening of April 19. Following the storms, CPN coordinated with agencies all over the state to provide relief to those affected.
Community members gathered at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center for a vaccine education event hosted by the Pottawatomie County Health Department and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services in late January. Presentations included history, scientific explanations, demonstrations as well answering questions.
In January, several leaders from the Air Force Sustainment Center visited Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Eagle Aviary and toured the grounds of Iron Horse Industrial Park. AFSC Executive Director Dennis D’Angelo looks forward to forging a trusting relationship between two government and economic entities that creates a legacy.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation supported local efforts to bring holiday cheer to Tribal members and others in the community. From toy drives to distributing food baskets, employees eagerly worked to share their giving spirit with others.
Join Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce Development & Social Services for refreshments, community resources, education, door prizes and more on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Casino Event Center. The Community Baby Shower is free and open to the public!
Bringing resources together from all over the community, in one place to help those who need a fresh start.
The University of Oklahoma’s Ruggles Native American Music Series recently invited Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s women’s drumming group, De’Wegen Kwek (Our Women’s Drum), to share traditional and contemporary Potawatomi singing and drumming. De’Wegen Kwek was the first group comprised entirely of women to be featured in the Ruggles series.
A desire to serve citizens and improve his community inspired Patrol Officer Marcus Burris to seek a career in law enforcement. After joining the CPN Police Department in 2020, he continues to find fulfillment in community engagement and values the partnerships CPNPD has with other law enforcement in the area.
The Tribe’s partnership with the county on critical area infrastructure recently brought phase one of an improvement project on Hardesty Road to completion.
Following a career of activism leading to the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Opal Lee’s next project is a National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth, TX. Keen to tell the story of emancipation from every perspective, Lee visited Tribal headquarters in August to discuss the unique history of slavery and emancipation in Indian Territory.