Veterans Report: May 2024

This month’s report from the CPN Veterans Organization tells of superstitions held by various service branches and members. The May Veterans Organization meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at the North Reunion Hall.

CPN honored as education partner

Citizen Potawatomi Nation was honored this year as a Partner in Progress for its partnership with Gordon Cooper Technology Center on its GCTC Foundation Board, in developing a lineworker training program, and through donations to support GCTC students.

Election Notice: Ballot Correction

There was an error in the printing of the 2024-2025 Annual Budget Ballot that will be arriving in the mail soon. The resolution at the top of the ballot contains the correct annual budget total of $1,840,000. Below, after the itemized expenditures, the ballot incorrectly lists a total budget of $1,840,00. The correct total when all expenditures are properly combined should be $1,840,000.

Veterans Report: April 2024

The April 2024 Veterans Report highlights warning signs that a veteran may be in crisis, as well as tools for supporting them. The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support. Dial 988, then press 1 or text 838255.

Artist shares new paintings and star knowledge

Constellation stories are tied to the Potawatomi way of life and relationships to nature, and Potawatomi artist Minisa Crumbo Halsey reflects these teachings in her paintings. Crumbo Halsey hopes her art will encourage Potawatomi to embrace the traditional star knowledge Nishnabé people have relied upon for hundreds of years.

2024 Juneteenth Art Contest

Submissions for the 2024 Juneteenth Art Contest are now being accepted. The contest is open to any student grade 4 through 12 at any school. Winners will be selected from 4th through 8th grade and 9th through 12th grade age groups.

Levier family history

The origins of the Levier family can be traced back to the Great Lakes region, where the Potawatomi and their relatives, the Odawa and Ojibwe, lived near Lake Michigan. By the 1700s, fur traders flocked to the area and many Potawatomi married into the families of the traders. It was through intermarriage that French surnames like Cadue, Battese and Levier began appearing among the Potawatomi.

Sovereignty Symposium 2024

This year’s Sovereignty Symposium will take place June 11-12, 2024, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Titled “A New Beginning,” the keynote speaker will be Geoffrey Standing Bear, principal chief of the Osage Nation.