Tribal Legislature to be upgraded with latest meeting technology

Citizen Potawatomi Nation boasts one of the country’s only digital tribal governments, allowing representatives from across the U.S. to meet via teleconference and conduct legislative meetings in real time. As with all things technological, the time has come for the video and teleconference technology to be upgraded. The Hownikan talked tech with Tribal member and Read More »

CPN Legislative update: January 2016

The CPN Legislature met on Dec. 3, 2015 for its final meeting of the calendar year with all representatives present. Legislators approved a resolution supporting the Tribe’s grant funding application for a U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Justice program that develops comprehensive approaches to public safety and criminal justice. They also passed a resolution Read More »

CPN Legislative update: November 2015

On September 24, 2015 the CPN Tribal Legislature convened its meeting; all 16 members were in attendance. The 2016 fiscal year Tribal budgets were approved with a 16-0 vote in favor. In election news, legislators unanimously confirmed the appointment of the members of the Tribal election committee, with Gary Bourbonnais designated as chairman. Tribal elections Read More »

Representative Paul Wesselhoft to speak on looted Nazi and Native American art

On Tues. July 27, 2015, Representative Paul Wesselhoft, a member of the Oklahoma state and Citizen Potawatomi legislatures, will speak at the monthly CPN Veterans Meeting about a resolution at the statehouse concerning the presence of looted art in place at state-funded museums. Representative Wesselhoft, a member of the CPN Veterans Organization, will speak at Read More »

CPN Legislative update: June 2015

With a full audience comprised of Tribal employees and Tribal members, as well as the 2015 class of the  Potawatomi Leadership Program, the CPN Legislature met for the first meeting of the 2015-16 legislative session. Derek Valdo, CEO of AMERIND Risk Management made a presentation to the legislature, before a resolution approving a memorandum of Read More »

CPN Legislative update: May 2015

On May 28, 2015 the CPN Legislature convened its quarterly and final meeting of the 2014-15 legislative session. It was a busy agenda, starting with the legislature’s authorization of a resolution supporting the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation’s Microenterprise Program application. The CPN Child Development Center’s application funding request through the U.S. Department of Health Read More »

CPN Legislative update: November 2014

At the Sept. 16, 2014 legislative meeting, a host of resolutions and amendments to CPN’s laws were addressed. Most prominent was the passage, with all sixteen votes of the legislature, of the CPN budgets for the fiscal year 2015. An ordinance amending the Juvenile Code and Indian Child Welfare to provide a logical sequence of Read More »

Legislative update – February 2014

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Legislature rang in the New Year with a special legislative meeting on January 16. As business got underway, a resolution approving a lease agreement between CPN and the BDC Gun Range was passed by a vote of 13-1, with one absence and one abstention. The resolution’s passage authorized Vice Chairman Linda Read More »