Once part of a brotherhood on the battlefield, members of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization remain a source of support and pride for each other and the community. The group is excited about the chance to reconnect with current members and welcome new ones into the fold at this year’s Family Reunion Festival.
This month’s report announces the calendar of meetings for 2022. Don’t forget that this month’s meeting will be held Tuesday, February 22.
The January 2022 Veterans Report covers the new year, highlights the role of the color guard and honor guard, and reminds veterans and their families of the monthly meeting.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation awarded the first Michael John Kennedy Scholarship to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse junior Jozie Arenz in fall 2021. Open to college juniors and seniors, the scholarship welcomes children and grandchildren of veterans to apply.
During this episode, we’ll hear about Oklahoma’s Ida’s Law as it goes into effect and a new lesson plan on the Potawatomi Trail of Death for K through 12 students. We’ll also listen back to an interview with a Potawatomi Navy member who served during WWII to celebrate Veteran’s Day.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization exists to bring together Citizen Potawatomi veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and seeks to recruit new members.
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.
I Am Not Invisible featured Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Army Veteran Lisa Wamego Bruce in 2019 who joined the Army in November of 1982 and was stationed in Korea.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center’s Tribal Heritage Project seeks to capture each CPN veteran and elder’s story through video interviews to safeguard the Nation and Tribal members’ history for generations to come.
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.