Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Shawnee recognized Tribal member and registered nurse Mary Elizabeth Zientek’s bedside manner, optimism and appreciation for a challenge by naming her the 2020 Employee of the Year.
In this episode, we’ll hear about the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 and its effect on tribes, discuss the connection between cartography and Indigeneity, and learn the history of an artist who documented the Potawatomi Trail of Death in the late 1830s.
Archivist and historian Lynn Cowles created a display at the Allen J Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, to highlight her Potawatomi family’s past. She celebrated Native American Heritage Month in November 2020 with visitors.
When he turned 21 in early February, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Paul Ferguson received the birthday present of a lifetime – a tour of the Branson water tower.
CPN member Addison Taylor & science partner Mayzie Burke won the chance to send their experiment to the International Space Station. They advanced to the finals competition in their age group. After presenting for the last time on Dec. 6, 2019, they found out they won in Jan. 2020.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Omar Rana crafted an educational presentation on the Indian Child Welfare Act in fall 2020 that eventually became an official continuing education program for his fellow colleagues at the Legal Aid Society of New York City.