May 12, 2020

FireLake Wellness Center update: May 2020

Even though FireLake Wellness Center closed on March 17 due to the COVID-19 crisis, staff is still working diligently to clean the facility from top to bottom.
May 11, 2020

Battling COVID-19 in the lab

For Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Pettifer family descendant Laura Scott, the pandemic opened an opportunity for her to utilize personal experience, expertise and education to fight for the greater good.
May 8, 2020

Information overload safety plan

While it is certainly important to stay informed, it is also important to know when to take a break and avoid information overload. Sometimes this is going to include letting people around us know when to take a break.
May 8, 2020

CPN Health Services Responds to COVID-19 pandemic

Though Oklahoma’s first COVID-19 case wasn’t identified until March 6, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services (CPNHS) was already prepared.
May 7, 2020

Anxiety from restriction and re-integration

A lot of us have had anxiety about COVID-19, anxiety and/or depressive feelings from the restrictions intended for our protection, and anxiety about the re-integration to social interactions that we may have wanted for a while, which is okay.
May 7, 2020

Lee family loves foster kids like their own

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the hard work and difficult decisions that come with fostering. Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place Native foster children in Native homes to kindle a connection to their heritage and culture.
May 6, 2020

Elections remain on schedule despite pandemic challenges

Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s 2020 Tribal elections will continue as scheduled through absentee ballot.
May 5, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi nurse anesthetist combating COVID-19 in New Mexico

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Tribal member Andy Pecore and other hospital staff have developed and implemented strategic plans to mitigate the virus’s impact on Native American patients.
May 4, 2020

COVID pandemic more than a health concern

As Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crises poses a threat to more than just the health of Tribal members and CPN employees. Tribes, and the states and regions benefiting from tribal development, must endure the threat to economic activity as well.