August 12, 2019

Preserving Native American Families

The goal of the program is to help families sustain an environment of safety and well-being by addressing family issues through a holistic approach.
July 30, 2019

Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide

FireLodge Children & Family Services is committed to protecting children and ensuring they are connected to their family and heritage.
July 19, 2019

May honored as distinguished social worker alumni by East Central University

CPN Indian Child Welfare Administrative Officer Ashlee May recently received a commendation from her alma mater, East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, for her service at both the House of Hope and ICW.
July 9, 2019

Summer can heat up domestic tensions

Along with the rise in temperature comes a rise in domestic violence cases for shelter advocates and hotlines.
June 14, 2019

Adult Protective Services looks out for most vulnerable on World Elder Abuse Day

While Citizen Potawatomi cultural traditions center on reverence for one’s ancestors and elders, the issue of elder abuse is present at the Tribal level. If a Tribal adult is unable to make decisions concerning their health and welfare, CPN Adult Protective Services seeks out family members to serve as a guardian.
May 21, 2019

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

One-third of the children in foster care in Oklahoma are reported to be Native American. Some of the children are Potawatomi and placed in non-Native American homes. FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place children in culturally appropriate situations.
April 10, 2019

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2019 marks the 18th annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The theme is “I Ask” to show the power in asking for consent.
April 4, 2019

Family is a link to the past and a bridge to our future

CPN's FireLodge Children and Family Services recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with a Fun Walk at FireLake Lake.
March 14, 2019

Potawatomi join amicus brief supporting ICWA

Citizen Potawatomi Nation joined a Native American Rights Fund amicus brief in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act.