2018 PLP participants discover CPN

Every year, the Tribe selects 10 students from across the country for the Potawatomi Leadership Program. The PLP, recognized by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, brings together young Tribal members to learn about the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. This year’s group traveled from as far as Vashon, Washington, and as near as Tecumseh, Read More »

Potawatomi Leadership Program curriculum gets an update

Each summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation selects 10 promising Tribal youths who have finished high school or their freshman year of college for the Potawatomi Leadership Program.The 2018 class traveled from across thecountry and arrived June 15. PLP adviser and Department of Education Director Tesia Zientek welcomed and introduced them to their counselor, Randy Bazhaw. The Read More »

Meet the 2018 Potawatomi Leadership Program class

  Every June, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes a group of college-age Tribal members to participate in the six-week Potawatomi Leadership Program. PLP members spend the summer learning culture, language and the functions of various Tribal departments. “We can always hire specialists and the right technical staff,” said CPN Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett. “We can’t Read More »

College leadership program applications open Feb. 1

Submitted by Tesia Zientek, Director, Department of Education The 2018 Potawatomi Leadership Program application opens 8 a.m. CST Feb. 1 and closes 5 p.m. CST April 2. Every summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes eight to 10 tribal members ages 18-20 to learn about the tribe’s government, economic development and culture as part of the program. Read More »

PLP Alum visits NCAI

Isaac Morris, 2014 PLP participant and current PLP counselor had a chance to shadow the employees of the National Congress of American Indians on a recent trip to Washington D.C. We caught up with the PLP alum to ask about the experience. What was the purpose for your visit to DC?  “The East Central University’s Read More »

Way Back Wednesday: The first Potawatomi Leadership Class of 2003

Though not as way back as some of our other posts, we wanted to look back at the group that started it all, the 2003 Potawatomi Leadership Program innagural class. Since that first group walked through the doors, the PLP has graduated 12 classes of Potawatomi members who spend 6-weeks learning about the cultural, charitable Read More »