CPN assists in tornado recovery

When severe weather struck the Shawnee, Oklahoma, area on April 19, 2023, Citizen Potawatomi Nation was there to help with recovery. The Nation provided space for emergency response and powerline restoration crews to set up, as well as shelter and assistance for those affected by the storms.

New cookbook celebrates Potawatomi food, culture

In her first cookbook, Chef Loretta Barrett Oden shares personal stories of growing up near Shawnee, Oklahoma, among a group of “grandmothers and aunties,” who taught her about Potawatomi cooking and “using the fruits of the forest, stream or plain,” according to a press release announcing the book.

Request for Qualifications: DOE Undergrounding

Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN or Tribe) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified engineering consulting firms (Respondent, or collectively, Respondents) to provide professional engineering services for the CPN Headquarters Area Electrical Undergrounding Project (Project).

Veterans Report: October 2023

The October 2023 report from the CPN Veterans Organization highlights the Veterans Affairs partnership with Mediflix, as well as an upcoming parade event for the ortanization.

Mdamen prepares for third session

The application period for Mdamen, an eight-week leadership program, opened on Oct. 1, 2023. This is the third session of the virtual program, which helps Citizen Potawatomi Nation members establish and maintain a strong connection to their heritage. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2023.

Upcoming event gives boarding school survivors a place to be heard

Tribal members who attended Federal Indian board schools will have a space to tell their stories as The Road to Healing stops in New Mexico on Oct. 29. The Road to Healing is part of The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the U.S. Department of the Interior, launched in June 2021, which hopes to highlight the history of Federal Indian boarding schools and the impact they had on Indigenous people.

Author to release children’s book in October

Writing is nothing new to author and Tribal member Kaitlin Curtice, but in October, she expects to release her first children’s book. Winter’s Gifts, available starting Oct. 31, tells the story of a Potawatomi girl named Dani (dah-nee) and the way she and her family celebrate the Winter Solstice.