District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am writing this column for publication in December, but it is a week and a half before Thanksgiving and the day after our Fall Feast. However, it is my only opportunity to wish you and your family my best wishes for the holidays. Last Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), The holiday season is here, and our families will again be gathering together in celebration. December is a special time of year for a lot of reasons. For me, it marks the time of year when I can, as a general rule, slow down and take a deep breath at work Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), So here we are in the midst of the holiday season and a year rapidly running out of days. I scratch my head in disbelief, and I’m almost convinced that an hour of time isn’t as long as it once was. I would like to start my last column of 2017 Read More »

District 5 – Gene Lambert

Bozho (Hello), October and November passed, and as a matter of fact, they had wings. Am I the only one who cannot believe 2017 just has a few weeks left to complete? It has been exciting and a continual movement for everyone, from family to businesses. Our acknowledgment of such special times took the reins Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Holiday wishes Peggy and I would like to sincerely wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that your holiday season is safe and only filled with joy and happiness. It has been a very good year and I look forward to 2018 being even Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Since last month’s article, I had the opportunity to attend the National Congress of American Indians in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was a great trip, and I returned with information on a number of subjects. Much of that, I have turned over to Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal headquarters for review, and any Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Do you operate a nonprofit organization or foundation? If you do, I’d love to hear from you. In the last few years, I’ve met two vibrant Citizen Potawatomi women who have founded and continue to operate nonprofit organizations, Jody Gzhadawsot Mattena (Tennessee) and Dell Migwekwe Chalk (Virginia). This fall, I started Read More »

District 1 – Roy Slavin

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As I write this, my wife Julia and I are preparing for our trip to Washington, D.C., where we will attend our districts 1 and 2 joint meeting Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Veterans in attendance will be honored. My military career of “three years” began in 1950 just before the Korean Read More »

District 10 – David Barrett

Bozho (Hello), When do you become an elder? What does it mean to become an elder? Does someone assign that position to another individual? Is it due to the age of the person? Or is it based on the wealth of knowledge an individual accumulates over a lifetime? Some American Indian education programs describe tribal Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Many districts are hosting Fall Feasts in November. District 8’s dinner get-together is Nov. 11. If you have not yet RSVP’d, please email me at dcarney@potawatomi.org. You should have received a postcard about this event. In past years, we have Read More »