In 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Jazmine Striegel decided to pursue an undergraduate degree and entered the Naval Reserves as a hospital corpsman. She currently studies integrative physiology and neuroscience.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center regularly honors and recognizes Tribal servicemen and women. The Veterans Spotlight case currently highlights Darling family descendant Denny Hopkins who served the United States as a U.S. Navy quartermaster.
After founding and ministering at several churches in Oklahoma and Kansas, Charles LeClair felt called back to the military. He became the first Native American Southern Baptist chaplain in the Army and attended Fort Hamilton chaplain school in New York.
CPN member and veteran Mike Martin learned how to play the flute after hearing musicians perform while volunteering at the Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center regularly honors and recognizes Tribal servicemen and women. It recently revealed this year’s honored veteran case, highlighting CPN tribal member and First Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Johnson’s commitment to tradition, duty and history. “The Tribe has a large veterans’ base, which stems from a strong warrior tradition for Potawatomi Read More »
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 »
When it comes to powwows there are always plenty of gifts, donations and awards to be given out during such event. Gift giving and honoring is a great way to give powwow dancers a rest from the heat. At the 2014 Potawatomi Gathering of Nations there were many different talents shown and gifts handed out Read More »