For National Water Quality Month, the Hownikan speaks to the CPN Department of Environmental Protection about their water quality testing processes and the importance of data sovereignty to the Tribe.
Ensuring future generations have access to safe water supplies requires a few simple rules and everyday actions to help improve the quality of one of life’s essential substances.
In 2006, Citizen Potawatomi Nation started its own Department of Environmental Protection with the purpose of protecting the CPN Tribal jurisdiction by maintaining, observing and safeguarding the quality of surface water resources. Environmental specialists Micah Isaacs and Jody Johnson spend much of their work weeks on or in the various Tribal-supervised waterways collecting samples. “The Read More »