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November 30, 2020

Convenient banking whenever and wherever you need it

For all the moments in life when banking should be easy, we’re here for you at First National Bank and Trust Co. We offer a variety of checking accounts that are sure to suit your needs. With all of the services we have to offer, including direct deposit, we can help everyone with their checking account needs.
November 26, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: November 2020

This episode includes a look at new international business prospects with CPN, a story of Thanksgiving donations from employees, a visit to a Tribal member’s boot-making workshop and a recipe for traditional corn pancakes.
November 25, 2020

The true, dark history of Thanksgiving

While communing with loved ones and showing appreciation for the bounties and gifts provided is one positive aspect of Thanksgiving, teaching a false narrative of its beginnings perpetuates colonialism and ignores more than 400 years of atrocities committed against Native Americans and First Nations’ people.
November 25, 2020

CPN member seeks to increase accessibility to culturally-important plants through graduate research

In the fall of 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Susannah Howard enrolled in the environmental science master’s program at SUNY-ESF and rushed to learn botany basics as well as brushing up on climate science and natural resources management and law.
November 24, 2020

Man’s best friend provides judgement-free language learning opportunities

Speaking with and teaching a dog commands in Potawatomi offers fun ways to learn the language with simple phrases, especially for beginners.
November 23, 2020

CPN Health Services celebrates Judy Lupton’s career

Judy Lupton, LPN, retired after 23 years with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services. Throughout her time, she provided thoughtful care and attention to patients, and her dedication inspired many.
November 20, 2020

Language update: November 2020

In the November 2020 update from the CPN Department of Language, director Justin Neely gives many online resources to work on learning the language from home and vocabulary for the fall.
November 20, 2020

Tribal member and psychologist researches coronavirus, quarantine stressors on families

Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and psychologist Sue Hobbs, Ph.D felt the stress of quarantine in spring 2020 but felt compelled to contribute to the global situation in a positive way.
November 19, 2020

Three recipes with traditional Potawatomi ingredients

Learn how to make Three Sisters soup, cookies with sand plum jelly and wild rice salad using traditional Potawatomi ingredients.