Language update: May 2024

The May 2024 Language Update features several awards won by Potawatomi students at the recent Oklahoma Native Youth Language Fair, the beginning of a summer immersion course, translation efforts, and several spring words.

CPN signs compact with U.S. Department of Transportation

Citizen Potawatomi Nation signed a compact with the U.S. Department of Transportation that gives the Nation “greater control, flexibility, and decision-making authority” over Tribal transportation programs, services, functions and activities. The compact initially provides nearly $4 million in Fiscal Year 2024 to support CPN’s current and ongoing transportation and transit operations.

Program connects students with Potawatomi heritage

The CPN Department of Education held the second annual Coming into the Circle event, a program designed to introduce high school students to the Tribe’s language, history, cultural practices and resources.

Veterans Report: May 2024

This month’s report from the CPN Veterans Organization tells of superstitions held by various service branches and members. The May Veterans Organization meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at the North Reunion Hall.

CPN honored as education partner

Citizen Potawatomi Nation was honored this year as a Partner in Progress for its partnership with Gordon Cooper Technology Center on its GCTC Foundation Board, in developing a lineworker training program, and through donations to support GCTC students.

Election Notice: Ballot Correction

There was an error in the printing of the 2024-2025 Annual Budget Ballot that will be arriving in the mail soon. The resolution at the top of the ballot contains the correct annual budget total of $1,840,000. Below, after the itemized expenditures, the ballot incorrectly lists a total budget of $1,840,00. The correct total when all expenditures are properly combined should be $1,840,000.

Veterans Report: April 2024

The April 2024 Veterans Report highlights warning signs that a veteran may be in crisis, as well as tools for supporting them. The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support. Dial 988, then press 1 or text 838255.

Artist shares new paintings and star knowledge

Constellation stories are tied to the Potawatomi way of life and relationships to nature, and Potawatomi artist Minisa Crumbo Halsey reflects these teachings in her paintings. Crumbo Halsey hopes her art will encourage Potawatomi to embrace the traditional star knowledge Nishnabé people have relied upon for hundreds of years.