The application period for Mdamen, an eight-week leadership program, opened on Oct. 1, 2023. This is the third session of the virtual program, which helps Citizen Potawatomi Nation members establish and maintain a strong connection to their heritage. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2023.
The CPNHS Scholarship for Service, or Mshkeke (the Potawatomi word for medicine), covers tuition and fees in return for a minimum of one to three years of employment at a CPNHS site. Scholarships are available for one person going into a licensed practical nurse program and for two people in a dental hygiene program.
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.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes seven students pursuing higher education to the Tribal grounds for six weeks for the Potawatomi Leadership Program. Meet the class of 2023.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education selected Sarah Dunigan as the second recipient of the Michael John Kennedy Scholarship. She attends the University of Oklahoma in Norman and takes pride in three generations of relatives who served in the military throughout the 20th century.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education is accepting applications for the second session of Mdamen, the Tribe’s new leadership program that helps participants establish and maintain a strong connection to their Potawatomi heritage. The application period opened on October 1 and closes November 15.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation veterans have a legacy of service to their country and Tribe. For Michael John Kennedy, his giving spirit lives on even after his passing in late May 2021 through a newly formed memorial scholarship.
Tribal member Helen Scarborough attended the Princeton University’s College Horizons program to learn about the admissions process and its relation to her Native American heritage.
By Tesia Zientek, Director of CPN Department of Education Last fall, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education hosted its first annual Wzhitawen (Potawatomi for S/He Prepares) Native American College & Career Fair. With more than 30 universities, technical schools and tribal education departments attending from all over the United States, dozens of students and Read More »
Submitted by Tesia Zientek, CPN Department of Education It was a pleasure for the CPN Department of Education to meet so many students and families over Family Reunion Festival weekend. We speak with so many people over the phone or via email that it is always wonderful to put names with faces. We feel confident Read More »