Talented senior earns state title

Harrah (Oklahoma) High School graduate and Tescier family descendant Kash Maynard closed out his high school athletics career by winning a 2024 state powerlifting title.

Sanchez named Citizen of the Year

CPN Tribal member and employee Nicole Sanchez received a surprise leading up to the holidays as she was named Citizen of the Year by the Tecumseh (Oklahoma) Chamber of Commerce.

Basketball teaches Berry leadership on and off the court

Tribal member Reagan Berry was selected to attend the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s College Basketball Academy in 2023. As she completes her senior year of high school, Berry has her eyes set on playoffs and on her collegiate career at Oklahoma Christian University.

Student qualifies for state archery competition

At only age 10, Tribal member Shaela Halte has become a standout in the sport of archery, placing 50th against older, more experienced competitors in the 2023 4-H archery state tournament in Colorado.

Tribal member serves a higher calling, local community

Peltier family descendant John Henson said it was a calling from God and a love of serving his fellow man that spurred him to pursue religious ministry.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, resident has completed a year-and-a-half long process to become an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church.

Tribal member tackles 4,000 mile charity bike ride

Alicia Rusthoven, a Lewis family descendant, participated in a 70-day bicycle ride to support the fight against cancer. The 4,000 mile ride runs from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, and is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.

Tribal member named Teacher of the Year

For the past seven years, Sarah Garrison has taught grade school in her hometown of Seiling, Oklahoma. This year, she was named 2023 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Q&A with Audrey Kiefer of Axiom Space

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Audrey Kiefer is helping people reach for the stars with Axiom Space, the leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure.

Author to release children’s book in October

Writing is nothing new to author and Tribal member Kaitlin Curtice, but in October, she expects to release her first children’s book. Winter’s Gifts, available starting Oct. 31, tells the story of a Potawatomi girl named Dani (dah-nee) and the way she and her family celebrate the Winter Solstice.

Tribal member opens company’s newest franchise

A Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member recently became the newest franchisee of an Oklahoma business dedicated to preserving homes. Blake Elwell opened a branch of Preservan in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The business repairs homes using an epoxy material for a long-lasting and environmentally sustainable solution.