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.
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.
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 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.
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.