Tribal member Amanda Funk sought a way to bring Native Americans together and help the wider community see their influence and offerings. In 2020, she founded the Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge.
In 2020, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services staff expanded the number of families they served with their annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive, from 185 to 225.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation and First National Bank & Trust Co. welcomed the broader community to a flag dedication ceremony on the bank’s property in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Assimilation into Western culture caused many Nishnabé names to disappear and naming ceremonies have become less frequent. As Tribal members return to their Indigenous roots, more seek out these links to their family history.
CPN member and veteran Mike Martin learned how to play the flute after hearing musicians perform while volunteering at the Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Building in Rossville, Kansas, fosters kinship through a wide variety of classes. Elders, in particular, gather at the center for companionship and fun. Tribal member Judy Boyles teaches a gourd decorating class on occasion and appreciates the outlet.