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November 22, 2019

Roger Greenwalt utilizes new knowledge to build community

Greenwalt found out about the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education scholarship while reading the Hownikan at the same time his children started college. When the time felt right for him to return to school, he applied, too.
November 22, 2019

Untreated stressors can cause physical ailments

Constantly staying stressed out can negatively impact the body across multiple systems.
November 22, 2019

Project inspires CPN member to learn more about her heritage

"One of my goals for 2020 is to research my heritage. There is so much Tribal information preserved and available to me, and it’s time I figure out where I fit in all of it."
November 21, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: November 2019

This episode explores a bit of the holiday season; a piece of craft work passed down through a family and a traditional Thanksgiving prayer in the Nishnabé language highlight ways to celebrate with loved ones. There’s also an update on the progress of CPN’s recycling program and a look at a unique extra task two employees take on once a year.
November 20, 2019

Maintaining Diabetes

Twice as common among American Indians and Alaska Natives as the general population, almost 17 percent of Indigenous adults in Oklahoma are diagnosed with the disease.
November 19, 2019

Tribe and Chairman win REI Oklahoma Vision Award

The Nation has become known as an innovator in utilizing the tools at its disposal to develop its businesses and governmental programs to improve local communities in and around its jurisdiction.
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 15, 2019

Better journalism about Indian Country begins with local schools and education

"One thing I’ve come to realize is that until we start teaching Indigenous histories in the classroom, American newsrooms will continue to misunderstand us."
November 15, 2019

Invasive species management protects land for future generations

The Tribe’s realty department has set up a 15-foot-radius cage trapping system in southern Pottawatomie County. It includes 12 panels that bolt together, forming two circles to manage the feral hog population.