June 14, 2019

Adult Protective Services looks out for most vulnerable on World Elder Abuse Day

While Citizen Potawatomi cultural traditions center on reverence for one’s ancestors and elders, the issue of elder abuse is present at the Tribal level. If a Tribal adult is unable to make decisions concerning their health and welfare, CPN Adult Protective Services seeks out family members to serve as a guardian.
January 27, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: January 2020

This episode introduces a CPN member who owns her own Native American architecture company, outlines the Nation’s new Adult Protective Services department and discusses home genealogical DNA testing kits that became popular in the last decade.
February 25, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Adult Protective Services looks out for elders

In 2020, the Tribe laid the groundwork for a growing staff and set of resources specifically devoted to the investigation of elder abuse and welfare. The CPN program is amongst the first of its kind for a tribe in the U.S.
December 21, 2020

FireLodge helps families during the coronavirus pandemic

FireLodge Children & Family Services advocates for and protects children and vulnerable adults who are at risk of being abused or neglected. Social services and child welfare programs do not stop services, even amidst a global pandemic.