It took around six to eight months for Shawnee Cleaners & Linen to reopen their doors after a disastrous fire. Throughout the last few years, things have begun looking up for the Yancey family, and in December of 2019, they opened two new locations with the help of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, expanding to three across two cities.
The First Peoples Fund recently extended its partnership with the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation until June 2021. Between 2016 and 2020, the two organizations have assisted more than 90 Native American artists with business development training, credit counseling and asset building.
The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation has improved and grown as a resource with support from the Tribe, turning it into one of the most successful organizations of its kind in Indian Country. New CPCDC Director Cindy Logsdon hopes to add staff, double its assets and expand its offerings during her tenure.
This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn winter words in Potawatomi.
The opportunity to open a Chick-fil-A franchise made moving back to Oklahoma possible, and in February 2015, Madison opened the restaurant’s first and only location in Shawnee.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation has successfully utilized federal cost share requirements and subsequent grand funding to develop road, bridge and rail improvements in its historic jurisdiction in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
McLoud Public Schools’ students received a donation of 300 sets of headphones compatible with their Google Chromebooks from CPN’s FireLake Express Grocery.
Tribal leaders, congressional representatives and local officials welcomed Canadian firm Pro-Pipe USA LLC to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, for the pipeline manufacturer’s groundbreaking ceremony at Iron Horse Industrial Park.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation’s TaRena Reece, a marketing and facilities manager, has a diverse set of professional experiences under her belt prior to working for the CPCDC.
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.