May 31, 2019

BHS student to wear stole to recognize Native American descent

Beatrice High School senior Laney Baumfalk will be graduating with a special stole to celebrate her heritage in the Potawatomi Nation.
May 30, 2019

Improving wellness across Indian Country one client at a time

For Tribal member and Personal Trainer Jessie James Whitney, personal efforts to live a balanced life inspire him to help others develop healthy habits. Whitney teaches a group fitness class every Friday at noon and has scheduled client appointments throughout the week at CPN’s FireLake Wellness Center.
May 29, 2019

Inhalers now part of JD Bromagem’s daily routine

Nationally, about 6 million children have asthma, or roughly one in every 12. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Asthma Control Program, the pediatric numbers are slightly higher in Oklahoma.
May 28, 2019

Tribal scholarship recipient gains business consulting experience

College freshman and Tribal member Joey Otey studies human resource management at Wichita State University and participates in the student-led consulting agency Barton International Group, helping him quickly find his place on campus.
May 24, 2019

Language update: May 2019

This month's CPN Language Department update highlights the coming online Potawatomi dictionary, the University of Oklahoma Youth Language Fair and more.
May 23, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: May 2019

This episode includes stories from a Potawatomi elder devoted to music and someone who uses a special connection with the earth to carry on traditions. An employee at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center also discusses how to better research family lineage.
May 23, 2019

Sanchez is first female president of Oklahoma Junior Beta Club

Blakeley Sanchez, now 13 and a Tecumseh eighth grader, serves as the Oklahoma state president of Junior Beta Club.
May 22, 2019

Potawatomi barrel racer places in the top 10 at Indian National Finals Rodeo

Amber Alsterlund enjoys spending time with her horse and best friend, Six. In October 2018, the two came in sixth in barrel racing at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, marking one of their most significant accomplishments.
May 21, 2019

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

One-third of the children in foster care in Oklahoma are reported to be Native American. Some of the children are Potawatomi and placed in non-Native American homes. FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place children in culturally appropriate situations.