July 17, 2019

Dawkins ascends Tribal police ranks to lieutenant

On May 3, 2019, longtime Tribal employee Angie Dawkins was the focus of a promotion ceremony recognizing her advancement to the rank of lieutenant.
July 16, 2019

Evans family opens household to foreign exchange students

Tribal member and Bruno family descendant Tricia Evans thought hosting foreign exchange students would be fun. A few years after her family welcomed their first guest, she accepted a job with International Student Exchange Programs, an international nonprofit that fills opportunities between the United States and the rest of the globe.
July 15, 2019

Little Turtle’s War and Native America’s greatest victory over American forces

St. Clair’s Defeat during the Northwest Indian War is known as the largest triumph for Native American forces against the United States Army.
July 12, 2019

Series of fortunate events guide Mueller descendant back home

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education College Advisor Matt Higdon utilizes personal experience to lead students at Asher, Wanette, Maud and Macomb public schools.
July 11, 2019

Haley’s Carpet comes to Shawnee

Under new ownership by Tribal member Jamie Hubble, the Oklahoma City company Haley’s Carpet expanded to Shawnee, close to Tribal headquarters. Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Market and Facilities Manager TaRena Reece visited the new store. Hubble sought help from the CPCDC to make the expansion happen.
July 10, 2019

Heritage seed projects help decolonize Potawatomi food systems

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s community garden, Gtegemen (We Grow It), stands as a testament to the Tribe’s endeavors to revitalize Potawatomi agricultural customs. Garden staff educate the public through work parties and the development of a heritage seed library.
July 9, 2019

Summer can heat up domestic tensions

Along with the rise in temperature comes a rise in domestic violence cases for shelter advocates and hotlines.
July 9, 2019

Third annual FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest Aug. 9-10

The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest, Oklahoma's biggest balloon festival of 2019, brings live performers, family-friendly activities, fireworks, and a hunting and fishing expo as well as a display of 25 hot air balloons and more this August.
July 8, 2019

Whitecotton incorporates Potawatomi heritage and passions into career

Toupin family descendant Karen Whitecotton previously served as the director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center. She now runs her own consulting business, Heritage Museum Services LLC, and recently accepted the position of OKPOP director of collections.