New Number One! – Tribal member sets record in black bear bow hunt

This article originally featured in the Ontario Monster Whitetails Volume 9, No 2. It has been reprinted here with the express written permission of Beasley Brothers Outdoors Inc. In April, Brian Erbin, Josh Felty and I booked a black bear hunt for August, with Marc Cloutier of Raleigh Lake Resort and Outpost. A trip to Read More »

FireLake Entertainment Center GM looks back on 22 years of service

Linda Canada was 19 years old when she moved from Quitaque, Texas to Shawnee, Okla. with her immediate family. Her familiarity with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation began when Canada was playing at the old bingo hall, before the tribe ever owned a casino. She picked up an application during one visit and the rest is Read More »

CPN’s Sammy Mitchell at home on the country music stage

With more than 2,000 employees the Citizen Potawatomi Nation has a host of talented individuals that help with the tribe’s day-to-day work. Whether they’re a local visual artist or a person who knows how to change that finicky oil filter on your old Dodge, tribal employees are staples of the local community. For those who Read More »

Women’s Circle presents quilt to local tornado victim

Each Wednesday morning, a group of local women meet in the Title VI Elders Program building adjacent to the CPN Wellness Center with sewing on their minds. Officially known as the Wednesday Morning Women’s Circle, participants Doris Brenner, Patty Beeton, Suzie Brendelson, JoAnn Byler, Ida Tuttle, and Laura Oaks are either tribal members or spouses Read More »

House of Hope’s Willis recognized for fight against domestic violence

According to the statistics available from the non-profit Violence Policy Center, Oklahoma ranks 3rd in the U.S. in per capita deaths from domestic violence, with 61 percent of those killed by an intimate partner. Despite those sobering figures, the numbers might be far higher if not for the work of family violence programs that assist Read More »

January is Stalking Awareness Month

  January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and it can happen to anyone regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or personal association. The definition of stalking varies from one jurisdiction to another, but it is usually defined as a pattern of behavior directed Read More »

Looking back at 2013

Bozho Nikan, I hope that each of you had a joyous Christmas and New Year and that you took the time to connect with your families and share in our Potawatomi traditions. As we begin 2014 we can reflect on the joys and sorrows on the previous year. Although I have always enjoyed serving as Read More »