District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), November is a special month as it brings the closing of the autumn season and prepares us for the approaching winter. But more importantly, November is a good month to reflect on all we are thankful for. Life is filled with ups and downs, and at times it may even be Read More »

District 5 – Gene Lambert

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), You probably guessed from the last article I have been doing research on special days in each month. November was no exception. In my research, I discovered 30 holidays you wouldn’t even think about, and I chose a few you may find significant or amusing. From last month’s article, I actually Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Veterans Day I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to all Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members who are currently serving our nation, and to my fellow CPN veterans for their service and sacrifices. Like most veterans, I have memories of those countless friendships, and although several were maintained over the Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The last several months for Texas, Florida, and now Puerto Rico, have been disastrous for many citizens of our country. Also, there have been some breaches of security systems of several firms with the hacking of their systems. As a result, you may want to put a freeze on your credit Read More »

District 13 – Bobbi Bowden

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), With cold and flu season upon us I would like to remind everyone about a few of the medical services offered by our great Nation. The East Clinic, located at 2307 S. Gordon Cooper Drive in Shawnee, Oklahoma, now offers an urgent care clinic 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closing noon-1 p.m. Read More »

District 10 – David Barrett

Bozho (Hello), 13-Folds It’s not too late to comment on our last Potawatomi Reunion Festival and our veteran flag ceremony held during the festival. We always have a dignified disposal of unserviceable flags after the inspection of the flags and the recommendation that they to honorably retired from further service. The flags are dipped in Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As the air in California starts to clear from the summer’s fires and the hints of the fall season are upon us, it is good to take the time to reflect on our families and our heritage. November is recognized in the United States as Native American Heritage Month, and it Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), Pick a date between Sept. 4 and Nov. 10 1838, and it will mark a time when our Potawatomi ancestors were moving along the route between Indiana and Kansas known as The Trail of Death. Once the Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson, the United States Read More »

District 5 – Gene Lambert

Bozho (Hello), Wow, lots of information today. Interesting how the only thing you can count on is change. We resist change yet is the very thing that provides growth in our personal, professional and spiritual lives. This month has certainly been one of change and opportunity for me. The P.O. Box 5905, Mesa, AZ 85211 Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Another story of Native American history in Kansas The April 18 Kansas City Star featured an interesting article regarding the discovery of what appears to be the location of the lost city of Etzanoa, a home to ancestors of today’s Wichita tribe. For centuries, the Wichita tribe was indigenous to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Read More »