When severe weather struck the Shawnee, Oklahoma, area on April 19, 2023, Citizen Potawatomi Nation was there to help with recovery. The Nation provided space for emergency response and powerline restoration crews to set up, as well as shelter and assistance for those affected by the storms.
Following a series of severe storms in southeastern Oklahoma this May, CPN’s Emergency Management, FireLake Discount Foods, Health Services, Workforce Development and Social Services, and Grand Casino Hotel & Resort all mobilized to partner with nonprofit aid groups and the affected communities to respond to the disaster.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation recently celebrated an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19. The tribe administered its 10,000th dose of the vaccine Friday, March 26.
In March 2020, CPN’s emergency declaration paved the way for the Tribe and FEMA Region 6’s teamwork. Six medical personnel from the FEMA region served on 60-day deployments to assist with CPN’s mass vaccination efforts.
The Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition recently received a generous donation of more than 60,000 masks and 26,500 face shields to assist Native Nations across Oklahoma during the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2004, CPN Public Safety Director Tim Zientek met with fellow emergency management personnel from Oklahoma’s other Native American tribes. It was a time of coinciding circumstances for many Oklahoma tribes, as tribal governments began to develop emergency response services of their own. Long reliant on outside entities like local, state and federal authorities in Read More »
Konawa, Okla. has been especially hard hit by the Oklahoma drought in recent years. Like many rural municipalities across the state, aging utility infrastructure combined with environmental issues have left the small Seminole County town without water on several occasions in the past two years. With the wells that feed the town’s water supplies running Read More »
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation provides assistance to communities throughout Oklahoma in a number of areas, including emergency response for natural disasters, general labor for businesses, charitable organizations and communities in need. “When it comes to helping our fellow communities, we are always happy to help when someone asks us for help. We think our Read More »