The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions about the physical health of students and faculty in schools. However, many students may be overlooking the health of their grade point average, or GPA.
During the summer months of 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomed 19 interns who worked in many Tribal departments, enterprises and career fields.
The CPN Department of Education and Workforce Development & Social Services have entered into a partnership with the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability to offer free teacher certification tests.
By Tesia Zientek, Director of the CPN Department of Education As we enter the third year of having an established Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education, our team developed our annual report to reflect on the successes and challenges we face as we serve our Tribal students. Our portal, which the CPN Information Technology Department Read More »
Each summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation selects 10 promising Tribal youths who have finished high school or their freshman year of college for the Potawatomi Leadership Program.The 2018 class traveled from across thecountry and arrived June 15. PLP adviser and Department of Education Director Tesia Zientek welcomed and introduced them to their counselor, Randy Bazhaw. The Read More »
Submitted by Audrey Adkins, CPN tribal member My journey into medicine began 15 years ago as an EMT. After years of education and training, I was able to climb the clinical ladder to become a critical care flight paramedic, working for Native Air in Mesa, Arizona. This opportunity allowed me to serve many Native populations Read More »
Submitted by Tesia Zientek Fort Lewis College, a public liberal arts school located on a mesa overlooking historic Durango, Colorado, provides full tuition waivers for enrolled Native Americans. For students looking for an affordable multicultural college experience and small class sizes, Fort Lewis presents an option. Originally a military fort-turned-Native American boarding school, Fort Lewis Read More »
Submitted by Tesia Zientek, Director, Department of Education The 2018 Potawatomi Leadership Program application opens 8 a.m. CST Feb. 1 and closes 5 p.m. CST April 2. Every summer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation welcomes eight to 10 tribal members ages 18-20 to learn about the tribe’s government, economic development and culture as part of the program. Read More »
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education invites the public to a Native American college and career fair Nov. 5 at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The Wzhitawen (wish-eh-taw-when) College and Career Fair hosts colleges from across the United States during the inaugural event. Admission is free and open to tribal and nontribal youth who Read More »
The summer of 2017 was the second year that the newly formed Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education coordinated internships throughout the tribe. The number of participants who gained career experience at CPN doubled from last year and this year’s lineup was comprised of students with unique backgrounds and aspirations. Four who completed internships and Read More »