Veterans Report: January 2024

The January 2024 report from the CPN Veterans Organization highlights the VA Health Chat, recently launched in Oklahoma City VA health care programs, as well as options available to Native veterans who want to buy, build or refinance a home on federal trust land.

Kansas CPN veterans receive handmade quilts

A quilting group based in Linwood, Kansas, recently presented Citizen Potawatomi Nation veterans with handmade quilts to honor the veterans’ military service. Peggy Pistora, Navarre family descendant, is a member of the Linwood Community Library’s Quilts for Veterans group. She helped organize the Oct. 8, 2022, quilt presentation at the Rossville, Kansas, CPN community meeting.

Veterans report: August 2022

The August 2022 CPN Veterans Organization update highlights new membership, opportunities for Color Guard and Honor Guard presentations, and upcoming meetings.

Veterans organization ready to welcome new members

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.

Veterans Report February 2022

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.

Veterans Report: January 2022

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.

Hownikan Podcast: November 2021

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.

CPN Veterans Organization calls for participation

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.

O’Neal becomes BIA department director

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.