August 5, 2020

More than 65 percent of CPN CARES Act distribution allotted for Tribal member programs

The CPN Tribal Legislature passed a resolution to expand funding access to members nationwide who have been impacted by the economic fallout due to the coronavirus.
August 6, 2020

CPN member Steve Weddle provides COVID-19 antibodies testing to employers

Weddle believes in the potential of antibodies testing's usefulness. The LabLik team travels to sometimes three or four cities a week, taking blood samples in warehouses, parking lots, cubicles, conference rooms, basements — wherever.
August 19, 2020

One of CPN’s first COVID-19 patients gives back

The Peltier family descendant found a renewed sense of purpose. She sought to improve the recovery process for others as the pandemic worsened in the United States; Dykstra-Tibbs learned her body’s response to the virus could benefit others, which prompted her to donate toward a new type of treatment in Oklahoma.
August 31, 2020

CPN member oversees PPE at Colorado hospital

CPN member Rebecca Gardom kept track of personal protective equipment as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Team, specifically the Controlled Air Purifying Respirator systems. The battery-operated air filtration devices added to PPE offer another safety precaution against the coronavirus.
October 2, 2020

New, expanded Coronavirus Relief Program provides greater assistance opportunities to Tribal citizens and businesses

The CPN legislature voted in September to expand CARES Act programs. Phase III of the program includes new assistance for Tribal citizens as well as updates to previous programs. New programs in Phase III include a program to help off set increased expenses due to COVID-19 and a foreclosure and eviction program.
October 7, 2020

CPN oversees ITEMC donation distribution

The Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition recently received a generous donation of more than 60,000 masks and 26,500 face shields to assist Native Nations across Oklahoma during the coronavirus pandemic.
October 23, 2020

Overcoming coronavirus stress

In recent months, CPN Behavioral Health Department Psychologist Shannon Beach has noticed a shift in anxiety focused first on the virus and sickness to its consequences now, such as quarantine, uncertainty, life management and more.
November 9, 2020

CPN Health Services continues to respond to COVID-19 entering winter

CPN Health Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Vascellaro, D.O. gives updates on the coronavirus pandemic and the Tribe's response.
November 20, 2020

Tribal member and psychologist researches coronavirus, quarantine stressors on families

Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and psychologist Sue Hobbs, Ph.D felt the stress of quarantine in spring 2020 but felt compelled to contribute to the global situation in a positive way.