Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Reese Dollins accomplished a feat sought after by every hopeful lawyer when a prestigious firm hired him immediately following law school. At 25 years old, he began his career as an attorney with Smith Hurst, known for its practice helping businesses, entrepreneurs and investors in northwest Arkansas.
In 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Jazmine Striegel decided to pursue an undergraduate degree and entered the Naval Reserves as a hospital corpsman. She currently studies integrative physiology and neuroscience.
Out of more than 100,000 entries, CPN member Tate Lewis became one of six students to participate in the head-to-head contest. For the final round, Dr Pepper invited him to its headquarters in Frisco, Texas. There he met company employees and executives and competed in a 30-second football-throwing challenge.
Crafting one-of-a-kind, thoughtful pieces of regalia provides Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Lakota Pochedley encouragement and motivation.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Justin Swarb sought to fulfill his desire to see the world when he enrolled in the military right out of high school.
Felicia Freeman, a CPN tribal member and commercial loan officer and certified credit counselor for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, started a two-year term in January 2021 as state secretary of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
Tribal member Amanda Funk sought a way to bring Native Americans together and help the wider community see their influence and offerings. In 2020, she founded the Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Christina Foster’s artist portfolio shows her growth and self-discovery gained throughout her education. Much of her work centers around self-exploration and displays both her artistic process and final results.
Every year, ionOklahoma selects a group of leaders and achievers throughout the state for its NextGen Under 30 awards. This year, CPN Department of Environmental Protection environmental coordinator Lexi Freeman for her work in the STEM fields.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Christopher Szamosszegi set out to forge his own path in the skincare industry in 2015 through building connections in Los Angeles area.