New Behavioral Health building to open winter 2023

CPN Behavioral Health Services anticipates the opening of a new facility this winter. The building will incorporate Potawatomi language and cultural items, and will offer expanded space for services. New staff will also join the team.

Veterans Report: August 2023

This month’s veterans report recognizes the service of Lt. Col. Stacy R. Soutter and offers information about ticks and Lyme disease.

Tribal filmmaker, actress makes name for herself

Tribal member Cadence Barreda began acting at the age of 4, and made her directorial debut at 17 with Game Night. Barreda won the Silver Award at the Red Nation Celebration Institute’s Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts. She was also a finalist at the Student World Impact Film Festival for best student short in May 2023 and won Best Short at Finger Mullet Film Festival in St. Augustine, Florida.

JOM program seeks student, parent involvement

The CPN Workforce Development & Social Services Department seeks to boost student and parent involvement in the Johnson O’Malley program, a long-time federal resource available to Indigenous public education students.

Call for bids: Screen printing and embroidery equipment

Citizen Potawatomi Nation is offering used Screen Printing and Embroidery equipment that is no longer being utilized by the Nation. The equipment is being offered by sealed bid only. All sealed bids are due by Friday, August 18, 2023. If you have any questions regarding the equipment or bid process, please call Stacey Bennett or Kyle Steward at 405-275-3121 Ext. 1225.

Tribal member opens company’s newest franchise

A Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member recently became the newest franchisee of an Oklahoma business dedicated to preserving homes. Blake Elwell opened a branch of Preservan in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The business repairs homes using an epoxy material for a long-lasting and environmentally sustainable solution.

Sovereignty Symposium: CPN leaders highlight Tribal successes

The Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma hosted the 35th Annual Sovereignty Symposium June 13 and 14 at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. As usual, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation played a significant role in the symposium that shines a light on the 39 tribes in Oklahoma and the legal and social issues they face. CPN Director of Planning and Economic Development Dr. Jim Collard moderated two panels on the first day of the event.

New program welcomes students, parents into the circle

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education unveiled a new program this spring designed to help CPN students fully embrace their Potawatomi heritage. The first-ever Coming Into the Circle event was designed to encourage high school graduates to claim their Indigenous identity and help them feel they belong to a bigger community.