August 12, 2019

Language update: August 2019

The busy summer for the CPN Language Department includes launching the new online Potawatomi dictionary, hiring an employee, starting a 10-week class, creating a men’s powwow drumming group, teaching the Potawatomi Leadership Program students and more.
August 9, 2019

Navarre descendant’s career positively influences special education across Texas public school systems

Texas educator and Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Stacy Venson’s professional mission emphasizes supporting students with disabilities as well as their parents and guardians. An Oklahoma […]
August 8, 2019

American-Chinese artist’s career and work inspired by Native culture

Born in Guangzhou, China, Z.S. Liang had never seen anything like Native culture before, and he wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Filling gaps in the artistic representation of Indigenous stories remains the goal of Liang’s career.
August 7, 2019

Requesting feathers from the CPN Eagle Aviary

The Potawatomi use eagle feathers in ceremony, while smudging and as a part of regalia. Eagles molt from mid-March to late September, and during this time, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary staff collects feathers at sunrise every day.
August 6, 2019

2019 CPN summer interns build pathways to different futures

During the summer months of 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomed 19 interns who worked in many Tribal departments, enterprises and career fields.
August 5, 2019

Study highlights Native American tribes’ impact on Oklahoma economy

A study sponsored through the Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium found that the 38 federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma had a $12.9 billion impact on the state in 2017, directly employing more than 50,000 people and supporting 96,000 jobs to tribal citizens and non-citizens, accounting for more than $4.6 billion in wages and benefits to Oklahoma workers in 2017.
August 1, 2019

2019 Family Reunion Festival winners

Competitions are a large part of the annual Family Reunion Festival, and this year was no different. With everything from art and competitive powwow dancing to checkers and archery, here’s a look at the winners.
July 31, 2019

Behind the badge

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department Patrol Officer James Berry held several jobs before working in law enforcement, and his layers extend far beyond his uniform.
July 30, 2019

Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide

FireLodge Children & Family Services is committed to protecting children and ensuring they are connected to their family and heritage.