Though the vast majority of Citizen Potawatomi may not know more than a few words and feel overwhelmed by the challenge of learning, CPN Language Department Director Neely’s experiences provide guidance.
Stephanie Hawk’s role as a college advisor in the CPN Department of Education allows her to meet with students of different ages, helping them put together a college plan, including how to pay for it. She also teaches college and career readiness at local high schools.
This episode features a man whose primary language is Potawatomi and taught Citizen Potawatomi Nation members it since the 1970s. There is also a visit to a tattoo shop owned by a Tribal member and the CPN Community Garden for summer berry picking.
As CPN continues to flourish and positively influence the local economy, the Tribe seeks partnerships that foster workforce development such as a collaboration with the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit Dale Rogers Training Center.
Canadian Métis artist Jaime Black has been displaying her installation exhibit The REDress Project, which recognizes the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, at public spaces and art museums for a decade.
CPN Indian Child Welfare Administrative Officer Ashlee May recently received a commendation from her alma mater, East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, for her service at both the House of Hope and ICW.