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March 2, 2021

COVID-19 uncertainty leads to Family Reunion Festival cancellation

The 2021 Family Reunion Festival will not be held the last Saturday in June for the second straight year. The cancellation comes on the advice of CPN Medical officials as the coronavirus pandemic continues across the United States.
February 26, 2021

Communication, routine key to healthy families

Appropriate boundaries promote healthy development in children and are a necessity, alongside love and support. They allow children and adults to feel safe, have clear expectations and know what is acceptable.
February 26, 2021

The importance of savings

Since we were old enough to open our first bank account, our parents, grandparents and various family members have harped on the subject of a savings account.
February 25, 2021

Hownikan Podcast: February 2021

We’ll hear about the history of the now CPN-owned radio station KGFF as it celebrates nearly a century in operation as well as a new program from the Tribe’s housing department to help CPN members become homeowners. The CPN Language Department also tells a traditional story about the creation of North America.
February 24, 2021

Cultural Heritage Center develops traditional Potawatomi games into online experiences

Since time immemorial, Potawatomi have come together to build community through traditional games such as zhoshke’nayabo (snow snake), gwzege’wen (bowl and dice) and mamkeznéwen (moccasin). The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center plans to release these games spring 2021 on a free, online format.
February 23, 2021

Golfers label FireLake “a hidden gem”

In 2020, FireLake Golf Course saw its numbers increase and celebrated its best year ever since opening in 1983.
February 22, 2021

Darling family history

The Darling family’s Potawatomi ties began with the marriage of Elizabeth Ouilmette and Lucius (Louis) Ripley Darling in 1836. Darling descendants have gone on to serve in the military, establish businesses, become talented athletes and more.
February 19, 2021

CPN celebrates 25th anniversary of name change

In February 1996, Citizen Potawatomi from across the United States cast their votes during a special secretarial election to reflect the Tribe’s sovereignty as a tribal nation by officially changing its name from the Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe of Oklahoma to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
February 19, 2021

40 Under 40 award recipient continues to expand industry during pandemic

The Connect Association, which recognizes event and meeting planners nationwide, recently named CPN member and Anderson family descendant Kristen Vencl as one of its 40 Under 40 for 2020.