Veterans Report: December 2022

The December 2022 Veterans Report highlights a growing CPN Veterans Organization membership and the December 6 Christmas Dinner.

Opal Lee, National Grandmother of Juneteenth, visits Pottawatomie County

Following a career of activism leading to the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Opal Lee’s next project is a National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth, TX. Keen to tell the story of emancipation from every perspective, Lee visited Tribal headquarters in August to discuss the unique history of slavery and emancipation in Indian Territory.

House of Hope receives domestic violence prevention funds

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope received a $200,000 federal grant to help raise community awareness about domestic violence. It was one of only five programs in Oklahoma to receive the U.S. Indian Health Service funds.

Colorful fun educates public on domestic violence prevention

The CPN House of Hope held their very first Color Fun Run last month to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 1K race provided information to participants about what domestic violence is, who is affected, and what services can be offered to provide safety and prevent future abuse.

Language update: November 2022

The November 2022 Language Department update highlights a recent seven-week beginner language class taught by Department staff, new partnerships with colleges to teach the Potawatomi language and the numerous resources available online for those who wish to study Bodéwadmimwen.

Oklahoma City musician tells complex story through song

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jesse Alan Horn epitomizes a working musician, balancing playing shows and putting in the effort to secure each gig. Horn is in the process of releasing his first album, BOLO.

2021 numbers show record year for online fraud

November 13 through 19 is International Fraud Awareness Week. In a recent interview with the Hownikan, First National Bank & Trust Co.’s Bank Secrecy Officer Greg Arbuckle said he saw an increase in online scams in the aftermath of the pandemic, and recommended prevention practices.