Executive & Legislative Columns: February 2024

John “Rocky” Barrett Tribal Chairman Bozho nikan, (Hello, my friend,) At the end of January, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation signed a ten year compact with the State of Oklahoma that maintains the substance of a longstanding cooperative agreement between our Nation and the State about the details of tobacco sales by the Nation within our Read More »

Legislative columns: November 2023

Alan MelotDistrict 1 Happy holidays everyone! I got a letter from one of the wisest citizens in District 1 last week, and it was just full of gratitude. How perfect! Their appreciation for our Nation was palpable, with shout-outs to our mail-order program for seniors and scholarship program for students. It is that time of Read More »

Executive and Legislative columns: April 2023

John “Rocky” Barrett Tribal Chairman Bozho nikan (Hello friend), History of the CPN seal The first Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal seal was created by Secretary/Treasurer Beverly Hughes in the 1970s. It was a black line circle with “Great Seal of the Citizen Band of Potawatomi Indians of Oklahoma” inside the edge and featured a crossed Read More »