Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 2 Legislator Eva Marie Carney was inspired to start a nonprofit to supply Native American students with menstrual hygiene products at school to keep them in class while on their period.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Consumer Lending Coordinator Tina Pollard recently became a certified student loan counselor. With her expanded ability to provide financial advice to CPN members and employees, Pollard can now help others develop plans to get out of school debt.
Native Americans, including Potawatomi, have used beading as an art form long before European contact. Many today adorn their regalia with wonderful patterns and meaningful beaded pieces. It's never too late to learn this beautiful tradition.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund recently awarded $700,000 of the Core Financial Assistance to the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation.
Since being placed on the endangered species list in the early 1970s, the bald eagle population grew under protection. Today they are off the list, and the CPN Eagle Aviary works every day to make sure the important symbol for Potawatomi thrives for future generations.