Executive & Legislative Columns: December 2023

John “Rocky” Barrett Tribal Chairman Bozho nikan, (Hello, my friend,) With December, we will soon close out the year and prepare to start a new one. It is a good opportunity to look back on the Tribe’s many accomplishments these past 12 months and to see all the ways we have grown. CPN’s industries are Read More »

District 1 – Roy Slavin

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), As I write this, my wife Julia and I are preparing for our trip to Canada for the Gathering of Nations. This year’s host nation is Bkejwanong, Walpole Island First Nation. For those of you who may not know, there are nine Potawatomi nations and each year one hosts the Gathering. Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), Three District 4 meetings • 10 a.m. April 21 at the CPN Community Center in Rossville, Kansas. As part of our effort to bring more culture and traditions to Citizen Potawatomi Nation members, we have invited Justin Neely, director of the CPN Language Department near Shawnee, Oklahoma, to speak about the family clans Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), For those of you who fly, an item just came to light that involves identity theft. I would ask you, what do you do with your airline-boarding pass once you are on the flight? Leave it in the seat pocket? Maybe just throw it in the nearest trash can you see Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends)! Visiting opportunity Our March 10 tour and lunch/business meeting at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), 520 16th St. N., in Birmingham, Alabama, starts with a 10 a.m. museum tour, moving on to a business meeting and then a barbecue lunch before ending at 2:30 p.m. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, Read More »

District 1 – Roy Slavin

Bozho (Hello), On Jan. 19, my wife Julia and I attended the gala for the reopening of The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center near Shawnee, Oklahoma. For those of you who may not remember, the center flooded about four years ago. The evening began with a great dinner, after which we toured all the Read More »

District 4 – Jon Boursaw

Bozho (Hello), There will be a District 4 meeting April 21 in Rossville, Kansas. I will have further details regarding the meeting in the March and April issues of the Hownikan. I am still working on dates and locations for meetings this spring in Kansas City and Wichita. If you or family members would like Read More »