A public hearing is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Workforce & Social Services conference room, Workforce Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801. Read More »
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.
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.
The Potawatomi Fire stand atop The Basketball League’s Central Division with a 19-3 record as they head into their final games of the regular season. New Head Coach Mark Dannhoff credits the players’ character, talent, and dedication to the team for the Fire’s success this season.
For the 34th consecutive year, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Accounting Department received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
District 10 & 11 candidates in the 2023 Citizen Potawatomi Nation Legislative election answer questions about their candidacy and platform.
The May 2023 CPN Veterans Report highlights expanded medical benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This month’s meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett recently received recognition from two Oklahoma organizations. Barrett will serve as a director on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum board. He was also inducted into the Shawnee Educational Foundation’s Hall of Fame.
May is Older Americans Month — a time to acknowledge the contributions of older individuals in their communities. The Hownikan interviewed two Citizen Potawatomi elders about their role in the community and their advice for the younger generations.
Will Pappan, one of the third-generation owners of Lively Hope Farm in Wynona, Oklahoma, works to have a positive impact on the industry as he tends to the farm where he grew up and made childhood memories.