The CPN Department of Education and Language Department Language Aide Robert Collins formed the Mokiwek (They Rise) team to offer Bodéwadmimwen to higher education institutions. CPN now has agreements with four colleges and universities in Oklahoma and one in Kansas.
In April 2020, Riggle received the news that The Gates Scholarship organization selected him as one of 300 minority students from across the country for the prestigious program.
Tribal member Helen Scarborough attended the Princeton University’s College Horizons program to learn about the admissions process and its relation to her Native American heritage.
With a projected budget shortfall of more than $1 billion dollars, services funded through state tax revenues have faced steep cutbacks. Education has born its share of the cuts, with some large school districts across Oklahoma considering a four day school week and emergency certifications being used to fill more than 1,000 vacant teaching positions. Read More »