Shelley Hoogstraten-Miller, retired Captain of the United States Public Health Service, writes of the history of the USPHS and the importance of recognizing it for its critical role as one of the eight United States uniformed services.
The April 2019 CPN Veterans Organization update.
The 2018 Potawatomi Gathering, held July 30 through Aug. 5 at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas, brought more than 2,300 Potawatomi together from across North America to celebrate Nishnabe culture, heritage and traditions. This year marked the 25th Gathering, titled Nishnabek Ntewmen (Who We Are). Festivities began on July 30-31, with the Read More »
Bozho (Hello friends), There is an issue that I would like to discuss with our veterans. Do you remember what it was like when you left the military and had to adjust to civilian life again? You had a few, or many, years following orders, living with a large population of soldiers, sailors and Read More »
In April 2015, two Citizen Potawatomi Nation members boarded a Kansas Honor Flight bound for Washington D.C. Tribal members Steve and Turk Peddicord visited the nation’s capital, though their brother Stan was unable to go due to a family emergency. Below is an account of their trip from Steve Peddicord. Turk, Stan and I are Read More »
Bozho, Attention Reservist Veterans. Many reservists who served as crew members, flight nurses and maintenance workers from the 1970s to the 1980s on aircraft previously used to spray Agent Orange defoliant as part of what the military called Operation Ranch Hand during the Vietnam War were considered ineligible for Health Care and Disability Benefits. However, Read More »
The United States has been engaged in combat operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan since 2001. Tens of thousands of service men and women have been deployed to these areas of operation since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and yet the War on Terror continues. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veteran’s Wall of Honor Read More »
Dave Barrett naming veteran George Hamilton. A special naming occurred on June 24, right before our 2014 Festival. Having been named many years ago by our Chairman Barrett and Vice-Chairman Capps, I am able to name other individuals myself. At the beginning of this year during our monthly CPN Veterans Organization meeting, the process of being Read More »