December 26, 2016

CPN receives college and career readiness funding

The CPN Department of Education received its first grant from the Office of Indian Education this fall. The Native Youth Community Project Competition is a highly competitive granting process focused on […]
December 23, 2016

House of Hope readies for opening of domestic violence shelter

Despite the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, domestic violence continues to plague tribal people across the U.S.  A May 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Justice […]
December 22, 2016

Bertrand family descendant Brandon Savory sails the world

More than 32,000 Citizen Potawatomi live in countries around the world, each leaving their own unique footprint. One such individual, Brandon Savory, is nearing his second year in such a journey as […]
December 21, 2016

Symbolism behind CPN tribal seal more than a casual decoration

Many Americans are familiar with the symbolism of the American flag, the thirteen red and white stripes standing for the original 13 colonies and the white stars on a field of […]
December 20, 2016

FireLodge Tribal Youth update: December 2016

December has come in like a bear, a baby bear. With the cold weather arriving here, its indoor season at the PLACE. The Get Native Program started and we are […]
December 19, 2016

Tribal newspaper staff takes home four awards at Native American Journalism Association conference

The staff of the tribal newspaper of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the Hownikan, recently picked up four awards at the annual Native American Journalism Association conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The […]
December 17, 2016

A gifted loom turns into full-time hobby for Potawatomi beadwork artist

Gift giving is a longstanding tradition in Native American culture. Communities view it as a means of sharing and survival, a practice that still holds importance to this day. For Bourassa […]
December 16, 2016

Skillings inducted into PBA Southwest Region Hall of Fame

If you’ve attended one of the many professional bowling events taking place in Shawnee, Oklahoma in the past few years, it’s largely because of the work of FireLake Bowling Center Director […]
December 15, 2016

‘Rainmaker’ honored at the 2016 Woman of the Year awards

Longtime Citizen Potawatomi Nation Self-Governance Director Rhonda Butcher was recognized by The Journal Record newspaper as one of Oklahoma’s most influential female professionals. Butcher, nicknamed the ‘Rainmaker’ by Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett […]