Partnership with Infant Crisis Services helps community

The CPN WIC program has a long-standing relationship with Infant Crisis Services, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit that supplies formula, food, diapers and clothing to more than 1,200 infants and toddlers each month.

Hayes makes her mark in girls’ wrestling, qualifies for state

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Vivian Hayes is new to high school wrestling, but she has already begun to make her mark in the sport, becoming one of the first female wrestlers from her school to qualify for state under a regional format.

Hownikan Podcast: Family farm, elders and holistic wellness

During this episode, we’ll hear tips and tricks for keeping family heirlooms safe, take a ride on an exciting new piece of equipment for CPN’s industrial park, and visit an exhibit highlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Rhodd family history

The Rhodd family can be traced to Potawatomi ancestral lands in Michigan, Illinois and to the Potawatomi reserve in Iowa. Members of the Rhodd family would later make significant contributions to the establishment of the Sacred Heart Mission in Konawa, Oklahoma Territory.

Grand Casino Security Training with House of Hope

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Security Training Department hosted a two-day Security Training Academy including a special presentation from CPN House of Hope’s Prevention Specialist Kayla Woody. “We discussed what signs to pay attention to with casino patrons and employees to better assist them with safety and security,” Woody said.

Language update: May 2023

This month’s language update highlights the impressive showing of young Potawatomi students at the recent Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair, the upcoming summer apprentice program with the Department, and more.

New train brings opportunities to Iron Horse

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s new switch engine locomotive arrived in February, and the equipment brings with it opportunity for further economic growth and expansion at the Tribe’s Iron Horse Industrial Park. It features the Nation’s seal as well as the Tribal colors of red, white, yellow and black.

Communications specialist finds meaning as Indigenous farmers’ voice

Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Mary Belle Zook spent her childhood on a farm in the Oklahoma panhandle, raising show animals and participating in the National FFA Organization. Now serving as the communications director for the Indigenous Food and Agricultural Initiative through the University of Arkansas School of Law, she brings together her skills, passions, agricultural background and Tribal heritage each day to help Native farmers and producers.

Community Baby Shower draws largest crowd yet

The Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Event Center, outside Shawnee, Oklahoma, was filled with families as Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services Department hosted the sixth Community Baby Shower Tuesday, March 7. The Community Baby Shower offered families a chance to take classes, learn about available services and even walk away with some free items.