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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.