Community

Elder Program (Title VI)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Title VI Program began in the early 1980s to serve the needs of elderly Native Americans. Since then, the number of elders whom it serves has grown significantly as well as the list of services available to them. Native Americans age 55 and older who live in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation jurisdiction are encouraged to participate in the program.

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House of Hope

CPN House of Hope’s primary goal is to stop the cycle of violence and abuse. The program offers clients emergency shelter, counseling services, legal assistance, emergency transportation, and financial assistance. Additionally, House of Hope staff educates family members through parenting classes.

FireLodge Children & Family Services

FireLodge Children & Family Services serves as a local community resource for confidential services geared toward youth and families. An emphasis is placed on Native Americans to enhance, enrich, and develop cultural awareness in the areas of health and wellness.

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CPN Veterans Organization

Citizen Potawatomi Nation is thankful for the sacrifices and service of our veterans. CPN Veterans Organization, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Memorial, and Veterans Outreach offer recognition as well as social opportunities and support for our service members in all military branches.

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Housing

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department offers a variety of programs to assist in providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing to its Tribal members.

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Transit Department

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is pleased to provide a transportation service to Shawnee and Tecumseh-area residents free of charge. This service is to help those 18 years of age and older get to their medical appointments, go shopping, gain their GED, apply for jobs, and be able to participate in programs such as the meals at the senior center and more.

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Workforce Development & Social Services

All Workforce Development & Social Services programs assist economically disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed members of our community. Services are rendered on an unmet needs basis with available funding.
If you are interested in employment opportunities with Citizen Potawatomi Nation, please check our jobs site at FireLakeJobs.com.

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Education

Department of Education

Citizen Potawatomi Nation offers training and leadership programs and scholarships to help further expand educational opportunities and availability to our Tribal members.

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Potawatomi Leadership Program

The Potawatomi Leadership Program educates, informs, and encourages qualified Potawatomi students, within the Tribal membership at large, to develop a more accurate perception of the Tribe and its operations.

Johnson O’Malley

Johnson O’Malley is a federal grant program for federally recognized Native American students that allows them the same opportunities as their classmates in school. Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s JOM program serves 13 school districts.

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Child Development Center

The Child Development Center is a three-star facility licensed by Indian Health Services for up to 400 children. The facility offers two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, a 2-year-old program, a 3-year-old program, a 4 and 5-year-old program, and a before and after school program.

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Health

Clinics

Citizen Potawatomi Nation operates two health clinics near Shawnee, Oklahoma. They provide primary medical care, prenatal care, dentistry, optometry, public health services, CLIA-compliant laboratory services, pharmacy, X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, focused care on diabetics, and a weekly cardiology clinic.

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Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is a 21,500 square-feet facility housing the Title VI Elders Program, an exercise facility, walking track and the Diabetic Initiative Program. The exercise facility staff work with individuals to customize exercise programs that best fit their physical needs.

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Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Initiative Program is a coordinated effort to prevent amputations, kidney failure, blindness, and heart disease in patients with diabetes. Patients 18 years of age or older are eligible to enroll in our Beginning Education About Diabetes (BEAD) classes. BEAD consists of five sessions that help to empower you with knowledge about diabetes and provide you with the skills to manage it so that you can take control of your life.

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Behavioral Health

Behavioral health services are provided to clinic patients referred by their primary care providers or self-referred. Your initial contact with the receptionist will include completing forms to establish a separate behavioral health chart in the clinic. A therapist will be assigned, and an appointment will be scheduled.

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WIC

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Women, Infants, and Children program provides supplemental nutritious foods, health and nutrition education, referrals, and nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women as well as infants and children age 5 and younger. The program is designed to positively impact prenatal nutrition, infant birth weight, iron deficiency anemia, and early childhood nutrition and cognitive development. WIC complies with all applicable federal and state agency mandates.

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Health Aid

CPN Health Aid Program helps Tribal members purchase glasses, hearing aids, dentures, and other medical devices.

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Departments

Real Estate Services

The mission of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Real Estate Services (DRES) is to expand and develop the land base of the Nation. In pursuit of this mission, DRES is subdivided into several interrelated, functional areas.

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Office of Environmental Health

The Office of Environmental Health’s mission is to increase the health status of Native Americans to the highest level by providing safe drinking water systems and sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal services.

Public Works

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Works Department maintains public infrastructure, water and wastewater line maintenance inside the Tribe’s jurisdiction. The vast majority of this work centers on the upkeep and expansion of Pottawatomie County Rural Water District 3. The state-chartered rural water district serves nearly all CPN facilities and communities throughout the county including Dale, Wanette and Asher.

Public Information

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Information Department’s primary goal is to communicate the work of more than 30 Tribal government programs and commercial enterprises through traditional and online platforms. The department publishes the Hownikan, a monthly Tribal newspaper with a circulation of 12,000. Additionally, staff support internal-Tribal government executive and legislative branch activities while monitoring legislation at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Tag agency

Tag Agency

Citizen Potawatomi Nation members living within the state of Oklahoma may purchase Tribal tags. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tag Agency offers registration for the following: automobiles, motorcycles, farm vehicles, RVs and travel trailers, utility trailers, veterans, ATV/off-road motorcycles and black tag (non-use decal)

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Police Department

Police Department

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Police Department is responsible for protecting and patrolling the 900-square-mile area that is within the Citizen Potawatomi Nation jurisdictional boundary.

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