In addition to the annual Tribal budget, Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan asked the candidates about cultural connections, challenges and the future.
Mass transit options remain rare, especially in rural areas like Pottawatomie County, where most of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s land lies. Because of this, the Tribe attempts to fill some of the gaps with its transportation department.
With an estimated 18 percent of HIV-positive Native Americans and Alaska Natives unaware of their status, Indian Health Service is among the agencies specifically tasked with helping stop the virus’ transmission.