August 26, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenges to Native nation sovereignty

This article was originally printed in Raising the Bar, the publication of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. It is reproduced here with the WBA’s and the […]
August 25, 2016

OTC continues attempts to unlawfully tax CPN

The Oklahoma Tax Commission will continue its attempt to unlawfully collect sales tax from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The case, which began in 2014, is now headed to the 10th […]
August 22, 2016

CPN Veterans report: August 2016

Bozho, The CPN Veterans Organization has had a very active summer and it’s not over yet. In June the CPN Veterans Organization’s Color Guard presented the colors at the […]
August 19, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of tribal court

Following a 4-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the courts of Native American tribal governments will retain their authority to hear lawsuits brought by tribal members against non-tribal enterprises. The […]
August 18, 2016

Q&A with Naval Academy graduate Jacque Kennedye

In May 2016, the Hownikan noted the spring graduations of two Citizen Potawatomi from the U.S. Naval Academy. While two graduates of one of the nation’s service academy is laudable, a […]
August 17, 2016

A look back at Festival 2016

More than 3,000 Citizen Potawatomi travelled to Shawnee, Oklahoma for the annual Festival, a slightly lower number than usual, due in part to many tribal members choosing to attend the Gathering […]
August 16, 2016

Self-Governance alters possibilities in Indian Country

Since initiating self-governance with IHS in 1998, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation has expanded care for members of the tribal community through construction of two clinics and […]
August 16, 2016

FireLodge Tribal Youth Update: August 2016

The month of August means that summer is coming to an end and school is beginning again. The PLACE Tribal Youth Program’s summer session will end with a trip to Six […]
August 15, 2016

Collard receives Friend of the Court Award at 2016 Sovereignty Symposium

For several years, tribal Economic Development Director James C. Collard, Ph.D. has led discussion panels at the annual Sovereignty Symposium. Though not Native American, Collard has long been an advocate for economic […]