Educational curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade

The CPN Department of Education is developing a resource for teachers anywhere who would like to incorporate Potawatomi history into their classroom and aims to provide ready-made, vetted lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Understanding grade point averages

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions about the physical health of students and faculty in schools. However, many students may be overlooking the health of their grade point average, or GPA.

Teacher certification tests offered

The CPN Department of Education and Workforce Development & Social Services have entered into a partnership with the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability to offer free teacher certification tests.

The numbers on Citizen Potawatomi education investment

By Tesia Zientek, Director of the CPN Department of Education As we enter the third year of having an established Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education, our team developed our annual report to reflect on the successes and challenges we face as we serve our Tribal students. Our portal, which the CPN Information Technology Department Read More »

Potawatomi Leadership Program curriculum gets an update

Each summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation selects 10 promising Tribal youths who have finished high school or their freshman year of college for the Potawatomi Leadership Program.The 2018 class traveled from across thecountry and arrived June 15. PLP adviser and Department of Education Director Tesia Zientek welcomed and introduced them to their counselor, Randy Bazhaw. The Read More »

Education department helps student advance medical career

Submitted by Audrey Adkins, CPN tribal member My journey into medicine began 15 years ago as an EMT. After years of education and training, I was able to climb the clinical ladder to become a critical care flight paramedic, working for Native Air in Mesa, Arizona. This opportunity allowed me to serve many Native populations Read More »

Fort Lewis College offers full tuition waivers for Native American students

Submitted by Tesia Zientek Fort Lewis College, a public liberal arts school located on a mesa overlooking historic Durango, Colorado, provides full tuition waivers for enrolled Native Americans. For students looking for an affordable multicultural college experience and small class sizes, Fort Lewis presents an option. Originally a military fort-turned-Native American boarding school, Fort Lewis Read More »

College leadership program applications open Feb. 1

Submitted by Tesia Zientek, Director, Department of Education The 2018 Potawatomi Leadership Program application opens 8 a.m. CST Feb. 1 and closes 5 p.m. CST April 2. Every summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes eight to 10 tribal members ages 18-20 to learn about the tribe‚Äôs government, economic development and culture as part of the program. Read More »

Wzhitawen College and Career Fair is Nov. 5

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education invites the public to a Native American college and career fair Nov. 5 at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The Wzhitawen (wish-eh-taw-when) College and Career Fair hosts colleges from across the United States during the inaugural event. Admission is free and open to tribal and nontribal youth who Read More »