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.

Public Notice to Acquire Land into Trust: 32614

The Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, on the below date, has made a determination to acquire real property in trust for CITIZEN POTAWATOMI NATION, OKLAHOMA.

Language update: April 2024

The April Language Update highlights improvements to the online dictionary, online learning opportunities, a new skit series, and a traditional story about why the rabbit has a short tail.

CPN donates hay for ranchers affected by fires

After fires in Texas and western Oklahoma burned more than one million acres in February and March, Citizen Potawatomi Nation stepped up to help some of those impacted by the fires.

Watson named director of CPN Department of Education

Rachel Watson, a member of the Navarre family, was named director of the CPN Department of Education at the beginning of 2024. Watson attended Oklahoma City Public Schools, then completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they majored in history and minored in German. At the University of Pennsylvania, Watson received a CPN scholarship to help cover some of the costs as they earned a master’s degree in Education, Culture and Society.

Understanding consent during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault is defined as sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim. To raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Kayla Woody offers tips for understanding and practicing consent.