As an economic force in central Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation continued to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Oklahoma and its communities in 2021. A government report released earlier this year shows the Nation’s economic impact increased from $546 million in 2020 to $729 million in 2021 — a total of $183 million. Over the last 15 years, the numbers show an expansion of $350 million.
First National Bank & Trust Co. named Bryan Cain its new president and CEO in January 2020. A lifelong Oklahoman from Wewoka, Cain decided to spend most of his 20-plus years in banking helping individuals in his hometown.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services offers its Tribal Re-entry Program to former inmates. It is available to members of federally recognized tribes located within the program’s service area.
Leaders at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park reached out to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center staff when they began planning a documentary about the battle.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education College Advisor Matt Higdon utilizes personal experience to lead students at Asher, Wanette, Maud and Macomb public schools.
The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest, Oklahoma’s biggest balloon festival of 2019, brings live performers, family-friendly activities, fireworks, and a hunting and fishing expo as well as a display of 25 hot air balloons and more this August.
The Cultural Heritage Center’s final gallery, Seventh Generation, celebrates the Tribe’s successes as well as educates the public on the Nation’s strength, endurance and perseverance.
In 2018, four Citizen Potawatomi Nation employees from different departments won the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 program’s 30 Under 30 leadership award.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Center plans to expand their services and programs in the new year, becoming not just a museum but a community and cultural center.
Dr. Kelli Mosteller The Cultural Resources Department staff at Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center is responsible for the care and preservation and of all objects and documents in our possession. As director of the CHC, I often have the added responsibility of serving as the Tribe’s representative in consultations with federal agencies to Read More »