September 8, 2016

FireLodge Tribal Youth update: September 2016

With the summer behinds us, we have jumped straight into fall sessions here at the FireLodge Tribal Youth Program. These include the: Get Native Program – The tribal youth […]
September 7, 2016

William Polke’s journey on the Trail of Death

In 1838, the Potawatomi Indians in the state of Indiana were forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands by order of the U.S. government. The 859 Potawatomi who […]
September 6, 2016

Miss Potawatomi crowned at 2016 Gathering

Four young women competed in the annual Miss Potawatomi Pageant during the 2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations in July. These ladies had to be 13-19 years of age and demonstrate their […]
September 5, 2016

CPN education update: September 2016

Tips for the college process Have a list of wants and needs: I had a wish list a mile long of things that would be cool to have at […]
September 2, 2016

CPN Immediate Care Clinics to open

Starting in mid-August, CPN Health Services patients in need of same-day care for minor medical issues have the option of visiting the tribe’s two new immediate care clinics. Located at both […]
September 1, 2016

New federal rules aimed at payday loans may not be enough to curb cycle of debt

In the coming year, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will enforce new rules on predatory lenders, also known as payday lenders, who offer short-term loans with expensive fees.  Critics […]
August 31, 2016

Felon-reintegration program operates in face of systemic challenges

Those who have been convicted of felony offenses often face challenges in moving on with their lives after they have served their time. Many ex-felons face systemic obstacles to housing, transportation […]
August 30, 2016

Gathering 2016 closes at Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Despite searing July temperatures on the first official day of the 2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations, more than 2,000 tribal members and their invited guests from the nine Potawatomi tribes traveled to […]
August 29, 2016

2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations in photos

All photos from the 2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations are available online at