Potawatomi artists collaborate on ‘Speak Again’

Two Potawatomi artists contributed their talents to a new song and music video, Speak Again. Inspired by Potawatomi author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s 2013 best-selling book, Braiding Sweetgrass, the lyrics and video envision a future where Bodéwadmimwen is brought back to Potawatomi communities in a meaningful way.

2022 a record year for The Kwek Society

The Kwek Society, founded in 2018 by CPN District 2 Legislator and humanitarian immigration lawyer Eva Marie Carney, is a nonprofit organization addressing period poverty in Indian Country. In 2022, the organization surpassed 1,000,000 supplies delivered, expanded partnerships and received notable media coverage of their work.

Young family descendant named veteran scholarship recipient

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education selected Sarah Dunigan as the second recipient of the Michael John Kennedy Scholarship. She attends the University of Oklahoma in Norman and takes pride in three generations of relatives who served in the military throughout the 20th century.

Hownikan Podcast: Water and women

Environmental studies and sciences professor Barbara Wall loves, researches and teaches about water from an Indigenous perspective.

Shawnee Forward names CPCDC’s Freeman Ambassador of the Year

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation’s Felecia Freeman is part of a group of individuals from local businesses that helps propel the community forward with volunteering and support. Shawnee Forward recently named her its Ambassador of the Year.

Navarre descendant’s career positively influences special education across Texas public school systems

Texas educator and Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Stacy Venson’s professional mission emphasizes supporting students with disabilities as well as their parents and guardians. An Oklahoma native, born in Lawton and raised in Eufaula, she is proud of her accomplishments within the Texas education system. Venson credits the support of former teachers, co-workers, family, mentors Read More »

Behind the badge

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department Patrol Officer James Berry held several jobs before working in law enforcement, and his layers extend far beyond his uniform.

FireLake Wellness Center attendee finds passion in running

Tammy Lorett admits that she had struggled with leading a healthy lifestyle for quite some time. On top of having to take daily medications, she had been unsuccessful in quitting her smoking habit. In 2014, Lorett decided to participate in the CPN holiday weigh-in contest and finally found the motivation needed to initiate a lifestyle change Read More »

Iranian-Mexican-Citizen Potawatomi writer finds an audience in Oklahoma City

Fueled by an oilfield boom, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area largely weathered the Great Recession that inundated other parts of the country. The recent drop in energy prices has slowed the economy somewhat, yet the city and its surrounding areas continue to grow. Where its younger residents once took flight for professional opportunities in surrounding Read More »