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March 27, 2020

Potawatomi leader’s entrepreneurial spirit and the Oregon Trail

Before removal west, Louis Vieux and his family were prominent fur traders around the Great Lakes. They continued trading after removal to Council Bluffs in present-day Iowa, and the family’s business ideals followed them to the Potawatomi reservation in northeastern Kansas.
March 26, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: March 2020

This episode contains stories of Tribal members and CPN departments contributing to the greater community — from enacting change through leadership roles to making communication easier and encouraging others to connect with their culture through music.
March 25, 2020

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics student sets eyes on the skies

Although only a junior in high school at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Pettifer family descendant Kyla Risenhoover’s main career goal reaches outside of earth’s atmosphere. She wants to become an astronaut.
March 24, 2020

CPN Police Department serves and protects the greater community

Cross deputation provides CPN police the jurisdiction to patrol countywide. But no matter where the CPN police patrol or who they encounter, the officers employ understanding and strive to keep everyone safe.
March 20, 2020

Language update: March 2020

The monthly update from the CPN Language Department includes a look back at the 2020 Winter Storytelling event from February, upcoming translations and the men's drum group's progress.
March 19, 2020

Curley descendant aims to improve foster family training through prestigious fellowship

Although AdoptUSKids looks for minority professionals or those working with minority populations, CPN member Kendra Lowden is the first in the program’s history to be both an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and also an employee working for a tribal nation.
March 18, 2020

Spend time with Potawatomi history and authors

Reading about Potawatomi history or books by Potawatomi authors makes a great way to pass time and expand knowledge.
March 18, 2020

Potawatomi pilot chosen for 2020 Rose Bowl flyover

Stealth bomber pilot and flight instructor Zack Ziegler flew 1,000 feet over the crowds at the Rose Bowl Parade and football game on Jan. 1, 2020. Only a few pilots are chosen for the honor each year.
March 17, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation improves emergency communications for Pottawatomie County

Geographically, the City of McLoud has areas of lower ground, one between two housing editions, and in the past, weak signals left it as a dead spot. The new tower bridges the area and provides clear audio.