The Medtronic American Indian Employee Resource Group created by CPN member Ryan Thompson has awarded several scholarships to deserving students, including 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Program participant Lilly Lewis.
In March 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Trae Trousdale became the first Native American to hold the position of Oklahoma City University Student Government Association president in the school’s history.
The 10 members of each Potawatomi Leadership Program class are required to present a final project, which is a major goal of their time with Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
During Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Potawatomi Leadership Program, the 10 college students chosen to experience the Tribe in a six-week, crash course internship learn a substantial amount about Potawatomi culture and businesses.
The 2019 PLP class stretches from coast to coast; the participants attend colleges from Florida to Washington. Their career goals range from sports journalist to surgeon, and their personalities vary just as widely.
During eight months of campaigning, she knocked on 2,000 to 3,000 doors throughout Falmouth, a coastal community near the state’s southern tip with approximately 12,000 residents.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Education Department is now accepting applications for the Potawatomi Leadership Program 2019.
CPN Office of Environmental Health environmental specialist Lexi Freeman returned to the Tribe for her career after participating in the Potawatomi Leadership Program and graduating college.