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 »
Submitted by Joshua Bullock, College Adviser, CPN Department of Education The Wzhitawen program offers college and career readiness to Native American students in four southern Pottawatomie County schools: Asher, Macomb, Maud and Wanette. Each year, one eighth-grade class is added to our four-year program. Presently, Channing Seikel and Joshua Bullock with Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Department Read More »