July 30, 2020

Tami Fleeman finds career opportunities caring for elders

During her time as coordinator of CPN’s Title VI and senior care program, RN Tami Fleeman has become a leader in her field. She offers guidance to several organizations in an effort to improve elder care across Oklahoma and Indian Country.
June 18, 2020

Senior programs sustain Potawatomi elder traditions

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation serves Native American elders through numerous departments and programs, including Title VI, Workforce & Social Services and the CPN Housing Department.
November 18, 2019

Hownikan founder, CPN Elder Beverly Hughes walks on

Amongst many others who worked for the Nation before and after the landmark 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Tribal elder Beverly Hughes witnessed the changes firsthand. Elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1970, she served on the five-person Business Council, then the Tribe’s governing body.
November 13, 2019

Alzheimer’s and dementia negatively influence minority populations

According to a study published in 2016, American Indian and Alaska Native elders have higher Dementia incidence rates than their Latino, Pacific Islander, white and Asian American peers, with 22 cases for every 1,000 elders.
April 5, 2019

Boyles’ gourd art connects the community in Kansas

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Building in Rossville, Kansas, fosters kinship through a wide variety of classes. Elders, in particular, gather at the center for companionship and fun. Tribal member Judy Boyles teaches a gourd decorating class on occasion and appreciates the outlet.
February 8, 2019

On writing with George Godfrey

Tribal elder George Godfrey takes inspiration from CPN history and culture to write non-fiction books as well as fictional and historical fiction novels.