Exiled refugees connect on the prairie

After removal west of the Mississippi, the Potawatomi utilized the limited available resources to survive. The Tribe’s expedition to present-day Missouri and Iowa put them in first-hand contact with other groups also experiencing displacement, including Mormons.

Self-Care Awareness Month brings together ways to focus

As a licensed professional counselor, Rickey Whisenhunt works with Citizen Potawatomi Nation Behavioral Health patients on their self-care and affirmations as tools to improve their mental health. Self-Care Awareness Month in September is an excellent time to create new habits.

Hownikan Podcast: September 2021

In this month’s episode, we’ll meet CPN’s new District 1 legislator, hear about the new First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and learn about how the Tribe has dealt with the tumultuous employment sector through hiring events.

First National Bank welcomes Scott Kemp

Scott Kemp is the new senior lending officer at The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kemp brings a high degree of knowledge to First National Bank, thanks to his years of experience in the sector.

Clardy family history

According to family records, “Joshua E. Clardy, also known as ‘Judge’ Clardy, was with his family one of the first settlers of Potawatomi County, Oklahoma.”

Accountant, mother of five completes career milestone

The notoriously difficult Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination has a pass rate of 50 percent. Citizen Potawatomi Nation general ledger auditor April Sitton completed the test in October 2020 and became a CPA, joining the Tribe’s CFO as department staff with the credentials.

Land acknowledgments foster education, allyship

Some academics and Native-focused nonprofits encourage land acknowledgements as a way to engage with the Indigenous peoples upon whose property their work and lives depend. These statements exist with various purposes and potentials.

Veterans report: September 2021

The CPN Veterans Organization discuss upcoming events, opportunities for the color guard to present the colors and this month’s organization meeting.

Potawatomi Leadership Program Class of 2021 – Part 2

The 2021 Potawatomi Leadership Program participants spent the summer learning about the Citizen Potawatomi Nation virtually due to the pandemic. The 2021 class consisted of 23 members, and the Hownikan asked every participant some introductory questions.