Tribal members CARES Act funds expire Dec. 30, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation is urging Tribal members 18 and older to apply for the Tribal CARES Act programs before Dec. 30, 2020. All Tribal members 18 and older are eligible to apply, regardless of location.

Hownikan Podcast: October 2020

This episode features Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services’ Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID, a CPN veteran included on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Wall of Honor and producer of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Emmy-winning music program.

Hownikan Podcast: September 2020

This episode discusses how to combat habitual stress from the pandemic, the history of the Oklahoma land runs, and how to teach a dog commands in Potawatomi.

Hownikan Podcast: August 2020

Two CPN staff members join this episode to discuss critical resources their departments offer, including CARES Act funding. We also hear from artists who cultivated a unique art exhibit that brings 12 Citizen Potawatomi and Anishnabe artists together for a spark of beauty during a pandemic.

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.

Native Americans and infectious disease

Culture, warfare and assimilation all play significant parts in the history of Native Americans and infectious disease, spanning from the 1600s to present day.