December 11, 2019

Regina Ertz focuses career on serving Indian Country

Ertz's Native American cultural and family connections run deep. She grew up in rural South Dakota, and her father is a psychologist as well. Watching him serve other people during her childhood influenced the decision to choose behavioral health.
December 10, 2019

FireLake Discount Foods becomes a Blue Zones Project approved worksite

Blue Zones Project in Pottawatomie County celebrated Citizen Potawatomi Nation FireLake Discount Foods’ recent designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite with a ribbon cutting celebration in November 2019.
December 9, 2019

Warm up during bbon (winter) with traditional Potawatomi stories and games

During bbon (winter) Potawatomi have participated in a variety of activities for centuries, including games like snow snake, storytelling and more that bring the community and families together to pass time and stay warm during the coldest months of the year.
December 6, 2019

House of Hope’s holiday toy drive

Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope is asking the community this holiday season to give to the souls at Christmas that need it the most.
December 5, 2019

Shane Jett receives Visionary Leader Award

Shane D. Jett, CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, recently received the 2019 Visionary Leader Award in recognition for his contributions to the Native community development financial institutions industry.
December 4, 2019

Scuba diving in the CPN geothermal pond

After several years of use, the components that sit in CPN's geothermal ponds became less efficient. In 2016, the Tribe sent scuba divers to the bottom of FireLake lake to assess the situation.
December 2, 2019

CPN Veterans report: December 2019

The December 2019 CPN Veterans Report discusses the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the meaning behind their march.
November 27, 2019

Broadband expansion in Indian Country continues to lack support from federal agencies

The 2018 Government Accountability Office report stated that there was a 27 percent difference between Indian and non-Indian communities in terms of access to broadband service. That means an estimated 35 percent of Americans living on tribal lands lack access to broadband services, compared to 8 percent of all Americans.
November 27, 2019

Grant improves 911 call center serving Pottawatomie County

Technological upgrades to 911 software and hardware are becoming an essential component of emergency response. Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation named CPN a recipient of 911 Grant Program funds, assigned for improvements to the county system.