District 2 – Eva Marie Carney: May 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Report on our Birmingham meeting About 50 of us met at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) in mid-March to tour the exhibits and then meet in the BCRI Community Room for a family meeting and lunch. The exhibits were challenging and thought-provoking, and the meeting and lunch were good family Read More »

District 13 – Bobbi Bowden: April 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), Once again, diabetes is at the forefront of my thoughts. Some of you may know that in 2016, I lost my dad to complications from diabetes, and now my husband has been put in the at-risk category. Along with a reminder to myself, I would like to share again some statistics Read More »

District 10 – David Barrett: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), Color and Honor Guard After reviewing what the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization did in 2017, we were busy to say the least. We had an election for the secretary and treasurer positions of the organization. The incumbents Bill Wano and David Barrett both were re-elected to their post. The CPN Veteran’s organization Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As I write this column, spring is a few weeks away. It has not been a particularly harsh winter in western Washington; it just seems like a super long one. Our members in Alaska, Montana and many other areas of District 8 have been limping through it, enduring high heating bills, Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: April 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The morning after the first real winter storm of the year in central California left us with enough water in the ground to maybe start this year’s grass crop. The air is cold and crisp. As I am out feeding the cattle in the early morning light, the steam from our Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), It looks like Punxsutawney Phil nailed it again with his forecast of another six weeks of winter. Certainly here in the Golden State, anyway. Below-normal temperatures have created cause for concern to many of our crops here in the Central Valley and elsewhere throughout the state. The citrus industry is facing Read More »

District 5 – Gene Lambert: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), We all have a history and things we pass down to our children and them to theirs. I have talked in the past about family stories and their importance. Remember? Keep talking and telling these stories, as they become the base for future generations. We have the same as a culture and a Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), District 4 meeting in Rossville 10 a.m. April 21 at the CPN Community Center, 806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville, Kansas Justin Neely, Director of the Language Department at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is on the agenda to speak about the family clans that existed within the Tribe decades ago. Justin is one of the Nation’s Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), We are winding down from bbon (winter), and with the mnokme (spring) season comes new life, which reminded me of the little creatures that silently do their thing to bring us nutrients and other goods supporting our lives. We all see the hummingbirds, butterflies and bees moving about doing needed cross-pollination Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends)! Loss of a dear Potawatomi The Bazhaw family and our Nation lost a dear elder, Ralph Bazhaw/Nishbonsek (Two Hawks). Ralph was a fine person and much-loved husband, father, grandfather and colleague. He was a good friend to many, including me. I will miss his prayers and storytelling during our fall feasts, Read More »