Paulina Davison participated in the Potawatomi Leadership Program in the summer of 2015. It helped sharpen her college experience, and she was name an Outstanding Computer Systems Engineering Graduate at Arizona State University in Spring 2018.
In March 2015, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomed the BDC Gun Room under a HEARTH Act lease. Thanks to the federal legislation, private companies that have long been unable or unwilling to invest in Indian Country now have a streamlined process to do business on federal trust land. The Hownikan spoke with BDC Gun Room owner Read More »
The Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, has resigned his post as of January 1, 2016 and will return to teaching at the University of New Mexico. A Chickasaw Nation citizen and expert in Indian Country jurisprudence, Washburn’s tenure has been, in large part, a success for tribes across the U.S. “I have seen Read More »
In each stage of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s growth as an economic engine and employer, the Tribe has often tapped into assets currently used by one of the many Tribal departments or commercial enterprises. CPN’s ability to find the best person for the job, whether searching inside or outside its current roster of employees, is a testament to its diversity as an employer. In its Read More »
Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn. SHAWNEE, Okla. – A letter to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John Barrett, from Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, reaffirmed the federal government’s position that businesses operating on tribal trust land are exempt from state and local taxes. “In light of the President’s and Congress’ goal Read More »
Since its official signing by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in November 2013, the HEARTH Act’s potential to create tribal-private business partnerships has been slow in coming. Much of this hesitation can be chalked up to outdated concerns of non-tribal businesses that remain wary of investing in Indian Country. Fears of instability tend to Read More »