CPN’s recycling program diverts over 100,000 pounds of recyclable materials from landfills annually, reducing demand on natural resources and saving the Tribe money.
For National Water Quality Month, the Hownikan speaks to the CPN Department of Environmental Protection about their water quality testing processes and the importance of data sovereignty to the Tribe.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation employs efforts within its jurisdiction and incorporates traditional methods to remove contaminates, clean and restore Tribal waterways to benefit the Nation and community at large.
Every year, ionOklahoma selects a group of leaders and achievers throughout the state for its NextGen Under 30 awards. This year, CPN Department of Environmental Protection environmental coordinator Lexi Freeman for her work in the STEM fields.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation used VW Settlement Trust funds to purchase five new, low-diesel emission trucks as a settlement beneficiary from the company’s lawsuit with the Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2006, Citizen Potawatomi Nation started its own Department of Environmental Protection with the purpose of protecting the CPN Tribal jurisdiction by maintaining, observing and safeguarding the quality of surface water resources. Environmental specialists Micah Isaacs and Jody Johnson spend much of their work weeks on or in the various Tribal-supervised waterways collecting samples. “The Read More »