In early 2021, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, Tara Sweeney, appointed Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jason O’Neal as the deputy bureau director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services.
This episode features Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services’ Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID, a CPN veteran included on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Wall of Honor and producer of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Emmy-winning music program.
More than 250 Citizen Potawatomi served during the Vietnam War. To date, it was the largest enlistment of the Citizen Potawatomi for any conflict involving the U.S.
The Veteran Memorial serves to honor and exhibit the sacrifices our Wédasé (warriors) have made by telling the story of what it meant to be a Potawatomi warrior.
Along with the traveling exhibit honoring tribal veterans from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center’s Long Room showcases photos of CPN military members on the Veterans Wall of Honor. There is also a case dedicated to each of the wars and conflicts in which tribal Read More »
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a direct hit from a tornado or a multi-million dollar, man-made flood could stop the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center from reaching its tenth anniversary. “It’s been an incredibly difficult past couple of years following the flood of 2014, but as we begin to undertake the rebuild of museum Read More »