Navarre’s Great Lakes regional influence still stands today

A cabin built by South Bend’s first European settler, Pierre Navarre, sits in northern Indian. As a fur trader and American Fur Company agent, Navarre built relationships with the Potawatomi and married Kis-naw-kwe, the daughter of a Potawatomi headman.

High-tech in Tecumseh, Nations Laboratory Services brings new technology to Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Nations Laboratory Services, LLC recently opened a new location in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, under the commercial lease regulations of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. NLS is a moderate to high-complexity laboratory providing clinical and medical testing services for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. NLS will offer services locally with a courier service as well as throughout Read More »

Persistence proves key to wrestler’s success

Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Bennett Moudy signed his letter of intent to wrestle for the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland. He ended his high school career at Coweta High School in Oklahoma with a 141-27 record and placed all four years at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament. In 2016, Read More »

Drive all day: With a sports resume built on leading high school and college championship games, New York Knick Ron Baker also credits his native heritage for his success

Ron Baker has long been aware of his Native American heritage. It’s woven through his character and his competitive-yet-thoughtful attitude. It also played an important role in shaping his career. Earlier this year, the 24-year-old Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Navarre family descendent signed an almost $9 million contract with the Knicks and planned Read More »

CPN journalist wins Oklahoma Press Association award for sports reporting

A Citizen Potawatomi was among those honored for his work in journalism at this year’s Oklahoma Press Association awards gala. Rodney Haltom is a sports editor for two publications based near his hometown of Eufaula, Oklahoma. When not writing poetry and songs, the Navarre family descendent writes, edits and photographs for Eufaula Indian Journal and Read More »

Potawatomi author Bob Sander to speak at Vietnam Vets Banquet

In February 1971, hundreds of U.S. Army and Air Force aircraft took part in an operation to sever one of the main arteries supplying weapons and supplies to the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army fighting the Americans and their South Vietnamese allies. One of the pilots taking part in that operation, dubbed Lam Son 719, Read More »