November 19, 2016

An interview with former PLP Elan Pochedley

Slavin family descendent Elan Pochedley was a student in the Potawatomi Leadership Program in 2012. Since then, he has used the information he learned to gain internships and support Native American interests. […]
November 18, 2016

Foster and adoptive families key for Citizen Potawatomi youth

In recognition of November as National Adoption Month, we spoke to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian Child Welfare Department’s specialist in charge of foster care and adoptions on the issues she […]
November 17, 2016

CPN Education update: November 2016

This fall, the CPN Department of Education administered the first CPN Tribal Scholarship, a consolidated version of what was previously the tribal rolls, housing and higher education scholarships. In addition, we managed […]
November 16, 2016

The Treaty of 1861 is CPN origin story

In November 1861, a treaty signed by the U.S. government and Potawatomi tribal members officially established the Native Americans as a politically distinct tribe. This year marks the 155th anniversary of that […]
November 15, 2016

CPN’s Upton sells wood turned crafts at gift shop

The Citizen Potawatomi Gift Shop sells a variety of crafts and art from Native American artists. One of those craftsmen is Bergeron family descendant Sam Upton, who is a talented wood […]
November 14, 2016

CPN legislative update: November 2016

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Legislature met in September 2016 with all legislators in attendance. Resolutions concerning the body’s previous meeting minutes and rescheduling the quarterly meeting from August 25 to […]
November 12, 2016

FireLodge Tribal Youth update: November 2016

In November, the tribal youth will celebrate Native American Heritage Month by learning about Native American singing, pottery and drumming from a number of different tribes. The tribal youth will also enjoy […]
November 11, 2016

CPN receives funding to provide youth mental health services

Suicide rates among Native American youth and young adults are 1.5 times higher than the national average according to the latest statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Within this […]
November 10, 2016

Tribal realty department takes fight to invasive red cedar using federal funds

In Oklahoma, the epicenter of the Dust Bowl, the possibility of a drought never seems too far off. Though currently in a mild state of drought, policy makers at the local, […]