July 15, 2019

Little Turtle’s War and Native America’s greatest victory over American forces

St. Clair’s Defeat during the Northwest Indian War is known as the largest triumph for Native American forces against the United States Army.
July 12, 2019

Series of fortunate events guide Mueller descendant back home

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education College Advisor Matt Higdon utilizes personal experience to lead students at Asher, Wanette, Maud and Macomb public schools.
July 11, 2019

Haley’s Carpet comes to Shawnee

Under new ownership by Tribal member Jamie Hubble, the Oklahoma City company Haley’s Carpet expanded to Shawnee, close to Tribal headquarters. Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Market and Facilities Manager TaRena Reece visited the new store. Hubble sought help from the CPCDC to make the expansion happen.
July 10, 2019

Heritage seed projects help decolonize Potawatomi food systems

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s community garden, Gtegemen (We Grow It), stands as a testament to the Tribe’s endeavors to revitalize Potawatomi agricultural customs. Garden staff educate the public through work parties and the development of a heritage seed library.
July 9, 2019

Summer can heat up domestic tensions

Along with the rise in temperature comes a rise in domestic violence cases for shelter advocates and hotlines.
July 9, 2019

Third annual FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest Aug. 9-10

The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest, Oklahoma's biggest balloon festival of 2019, brings live performers, family-friendly activities, fireworks, and a hunting and fishing expo as well as a display of 25 hot air balloons and more this August.
July 8, 2019

Whitecotton incorporates Potawatomi heritage and passions into career

Toupin family descendant Karen Whitecotton previously served as the director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center. She now runs her own consulting business, Heritage Museum Services LLC, and recently accepted the position of OKPOP director of collections.
July 5, 2019

Language with Perrot

As the last heritage fluent Potawatomi speaker for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Don Perrot began helping Citizen Potawatomi Nation members learn the language in the mid-1970s. He was raised in a traditional community in Wisconsin and always wanted to pass on the oral traditions of Potawatomi culture.
July 4, 2019

Citizen Potawatomi author seeks to define spiritual and ancestral identity in new book

Author and Tribal member Kaitlin Curtice uses words as a source of inspiration and grounding. In 2011, she began writing professionally, publishing her first book in 2017. Its success encouraged her to keep writing, and Curtice recently completed the first draft of her second book that plays on a sense of belonging and incorporates her viewpoints as a modern Christian and Native woman.