January 28, 2019

Chittum’s dedication to service propels career at FireLake

Ashley Chittum began working for the Tribe over a decade ago as a FireLake Discount Foods grocery bagger, recently transferring to the Tribal administrative accounting department.
May 9, 2019

Teacher certification tests offered

The CPN Department of Education and Workforce Development & Social Services have entered into a partnership with the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability to offer free teacher certification tests.
November 8, 2019

Margaret Zientek named 2019 AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder honoree

Workforce Development & Social Services Assistant Director Margaret Zientek became the 14th Citizen Potawatomi Nation member named an AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder honoree in 2019.
December 13, 2019

CPN Workforce & Social Services Tribal Re-entry Program teaches self-sufficiency

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services offers its Tribal Re-entry Program to former inmates. It is available to members of federally recognized tribes located within the program’s service area.
December 16, 2019

Congress must ensure agencies implement federal laws

Margaret Zientek, Assistant Director of Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Workforce & Social Services, addresses the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Nov. 6, 2019.
January 14, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation gives back for the holidays

Enterprises, employees and several departments across the Tribe including FireLake Discount Foods and FireLodge Children and Family Services collect and supply food and gifts through other programs in addition to the Salvation Army every fall.
February 25, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Adult Protective Services looks out for elders

In 2020, the Tribe laid the groundwork for a growing staff and set of resources specifically devoted to the investigation of elder abuse and welfare. The CPN program is amongst the first of its kind for a tribe in the U.S.
May 4, 2020

COVID pandemic more than a health concern

As Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crises poses a threat to more than just the health of Tribal members and CPN employees. Tribes, and the states and regions benefiting from tribal development, must endure the threat to economic activity as well.
May 20, 2020

Second annual Community Baby Shower empowers families

More than 600 guests attended the second annual Community Baby Shower hosted by Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce & Social Services Department and the CPN Child Development Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.