Under the direction of CPN Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett and support from the CPN Tribal Legislature, the Nation contributed funds to public school systems from sales tax receipts at Tribal enterprises.
Summer is the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary’s busiest season. It includes the Family Reunion Festival, the Potawatomi Leadership Program, summer camp tours as well as eagle feather molting. The heat and severe weather also require staff to take extra precautions.
The government determines how to distribute millions of federal dollars to programs, grants and Native American tribes using census data. Filling out the form truthfully and accurately remains one of the best ways to ensure CPN remains a vibrant and essential part of the broader community.
Tohono O’odham Nation citizen Tracy Wind conserves Native American history for future generations through her career in the museum field. She joined Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center as an assistant Tribal Historic Preservation Officer fall 2017.
Completing the Circle is a yearly event, planned by tribes and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, aiming to reconnect Oklahoma’s Native American foster children to their tribe, culture and heritage.
The August CPN Veterans report discusses what the CPN Veterans group participated in at this summer’s Family Reunion Festival as well as potential benefits for veterans exposed to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.
The One Time Grant program has evolved and improved, assisting hundreds of Citizen Potawatomi with funds for their down payment or closing costs associated with the purchase, building or refinancing of a home.