September 10, 2020

Scholarship recipient’s heart for service

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine selected Bourassa descendant Leonard Almero as the first recipient of the Sycuan Medical Scholars Award.
August 13, 2020

Harker uses artistic skills on path to becoming a nurse

Tribal member Katelyn Harker’s senior year at Lakin High School in Kansas moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, she took advantage of the opportunity to work toward a new goal inspired by those on the frontlines fighting the virus and the science behind a cure.
July 24, 2020

Medtronic director’s leadership helps company establish scholarship for Native Americans

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.
July 13, 2020

Two Citizen Potawatomi high school students experience Washington “Close Up”

Taylor Tade and Kylie Carter spent six days this February in the country’s capital, meeting with Native American leaders in politics, visiting historic landmarks and utilizing their knowledge to present ideas for growth in Indigenous communities.
June 29, 2020

PLP alum reforms Oklahoma City University student government

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.
June 10, 2020

CPN Education Department maintains connection with students during pandemic

During this period of uncertainty and distance, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education has focused its efforts on creating widoktadwen (community) among Potawatomi students.
April 22, 2020

Building new positive mental cues

In times like these when our social supports can seem limited, it may be helpful to find the things that tell us it just might be a good day today.
April 21, 2020

Webseries: How to pay for college

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation, CPN Department of Education, Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education’s Oklahoma Money Matters, and the Oklahoma College Assistance Program hosted a series of webinars highlighting multiple options on how to pay for college.
March 10, 2020

Educator and minority student advocate fosters love of science

Tribal member Cheyenne Branscum created the Geo Team program in 2018, which encourages minority students often not exposed to STEM subjects as academic focal points to lead independent research projects in one of the areas.