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 […]
August 16, 2016

Self-Governance alters possibilities in Indian Country

Since initiating self-governance with IHS in 1998, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation has expanded care for members of the tribal community through construction of two clinics and […]
August 16, 2016

FireLodge Tribal Youth Update: August 2016

The month of August means that summer is coming to an end and school is beginning again. The PLACE Tribal Youth Program’s summer session will end with a trip to Six […]
August 15, 2016

Collard receives Friend of the Court Award at 2016 Sovereignty Symposium

For several years, tribal Economic Development Director James C. Collard, Ph.D. has led discussion panels at the annual Sovereignty Symposium. Though not Native American, Collard has long been an advocate for economic […]
August 12, 2016

Potawatomi singer releases debut album

The Flint Hills of Kansas are home to a folk band called The Skirts, which is led on vocals and rhythm guitar by tribal member and Ogee family descendent Elexa […]
August 11, 2016

Iron Horse Industrial Park update: August 2016

One of the most critical pieces of a rail-anchored industrial park is currently under construction at Iron Horse. The park is adding 7,000 feet of internal rail lines, which will have […]
August 10, 2016

2016 Family Reunion Festival Photos

All photos from the 2016 Family Reunion Festival are available online at
August 9, 2016

Improved data management by Tyler Laudette furthers ICW mission to protect Potawatomi families

With approximately 141 children under their supervision, the staff of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian Child Welfare Department must keep up to date records for each individual child they oversee. Keeping […]
August 8, 2016

CPN education update: August 2016

The recently-established CPN Department of Education is fully staffed with a director, two college advisors and an internship coordinator. We have had the pleasure of speaking to over 100 tribal members […]