August 31, 2016

Felon-reintegration program operates in face of systemic challenges

Those who have been convicted of felony offenses often face challenges in moving on with their lives after they have served their time. Many ex-felons face systemic obstacles to housing, transportation […]
August 30, 2016

Gathering 2016 closes at Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Despite searing July temperatures on the first official day of the 2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations, more than 2,000 tribal members and their invited guests from the nine Potawatomi tribes traveled to […]
August 29, 2016

2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations in photos

All photos from the 2016 Gathering of Potawatomi Nations are available online at    
August 26, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenges to Native nation sovereignty

This article was originally printed in Raising the Bar, the publication of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. It is reproduced here with the WBA’s and the […]
August 25, 2016

OTC continues attempts to unlawfully tax CPN

The Oklahoma Tax Commission will continue its attempt to unlawfully collect sales tax from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The case, which began in 2014, is now headed to the 10th […]
August 22, 2016

CPN Veterans report: August 2016

Bozho, The CPN Veterans Organization has had a very active summer and it’s not over yet. In June the CPN Veterans Organization’s Color Guard presented the colors at the […]
August 19, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of tribal court

Following a 4-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the courts of Native American tribal governments will retain their authority to hear lawsuits brought by tribal members against non-tribal enterprises. The […]
August 18, 2016

Q&A with Naval Academy graduate Jacque Kennedye

In May 2016, the Hownikan noted the spring graduations of two Citizen Potawatomi from the U.S. Naval Academy. While two graduates of one of the nation’s service academy is laudable, a […]
August 17, 2016

A look back at Festival 2016

More than 3,000 Citizen Potawatomi travelled to Shawnee, Oklahoma for the annual Festival, a slightly lower number than usual, due in part to many tribal members choosing to attend the Gathering […]