CPN signs compact with U.S. Department of Transportation

Citizen Potawatomi Nation signed a compact with the U.S. Department of Transportation that gives the Nation “greater control, flexibility, and decision-making authority” over Tribal transportation programs, services, functions and activities. The compact initially provides nearly $4 million in Fiscal Year 2024 to support CPN’s current and ongoing transportation and transit operations.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Meeting

A Public Meeting is scheduled for 2:00-3:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 19th, 2023, in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services Conference Room, 1549 Workforce Dr. Shawnee, OK 74801. This is a Public Meeting regarding the Nation’s HUD ICDBG grant application.  2019/20 HUD Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG):  to solicit comments on a funding Read More »

IHS Director visits CPN Health Services

The director of the U.S. Indian Health Service visited the Citizen Potawatomi Nation headquarters on June 30, 2023. Roselyn Tso (Navajo Nation) and her administrative staff met with CPN Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett, Vice-Chairman Linda Capps, Self-Governance Director Kasie Nichols, CPNHS Medical Director Dr. Kassi Sexton and CPNHS staff.

Self-Governance director represents area tribes on national committee

In September 2022, CPN’s Self-Governance Director Kasie Nichols accepted a position on the ACF Tribal Advisory Committee as an alternate representative for the Oklahoma City Area to help advise and make decisions on improving the agency and its service to tribes. For her, progressive change for the Tribe and other Native nations begins with a seat at the table.

Kasie Nichols achieves professional credential, leadership opportunity

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Director of Self-Governance Kasie Nichols recently passed the credentialing exam to become a Certified Grants Management Specialist through the National Grants Management Association. The credential and council position are high honors, designating Nichols as one of the top experts in her field. She believes they bring distinctions for the Tribe as well.

Tribal independence increasingly a reality thanks to staff of CPN OSG office

For decades, tribes across the U.S. have made strides at securing economic independence from gaming revenues through the use of federal grant funding opportunities. At Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the handling of these sometimes obscure and almost always difficult to decipher federal funding opportunities often fall under a special office of professionals. Grants and Self-Governance Analyst Read More »

Contract Support Costs: Honoring a business agreement

Imagine you’re providing a service to a customer for an agreed upon price. You’re nearly finished with the project and the money stops coming in. The customer acknowledges that he owes you the money and in good faith you continue to provide the service. However, upon completion of the project the customer explains that he Read More »