CPN District 6 & 7 virtual meeting

Citizens of District 6 and District 7 are invited to join Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett, Vice-Chairman Linda Capps, Legislator Rande Payne, and Legislator Mark Johnson for an update about Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

District 6 – Rande K. Payne: May 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Greetings from the Central Valley of the Golden State! Late season’s rain has had a significant impact on seasonal rainfall totals. While still below average, any improvement to rainfall totals is critical and definitely beneficial at this juncture. Citrus is in full bloom now. The smell of orange blossom is magnificent, Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), It looks like Punxsutawney Phil nailed it again with his forecast of another six weeks of winter. Certainly here in the Golden State, anyway. Below-normal temperatures have created cause for concern to many of our crops here in the Central Valley and elsewhere throughout the state. The citrus industry is facing Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season. I want to start with declaring my candidacy for the District 6 Legislative seat. It’s a decision I made after considerable thought and consideration. After Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett’s successful re-election bid last year and Vice-Chairman Linda Capps decision to run again, Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), So here we are in the midst of the holiday season and a year rapidly running out of days. I scratch my head in disbelief, and I’m almost convinced that an hour of time isn’t as long as it once was. I would like to start my last column of 2017 Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), November is a special month as it brings the closing of the autumn season and prepares us for the approaching winter. But more importantly, November is a good month to reflect on all we are thankful for. Life is filled with ups and downs, and at times it may even be Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), Pick a date between Sept. 4 and Nov. 10 1838, and it will mark a time when our Potawatomi ancestors were moving along the route between Indiana and Kansas known as The Trail of Death. Once the Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson, the United States Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikanek (Hello my friends), I hope this month’s column finds you well. The dog days of summer linger but early signs of seasonal change are starting to emerge. The days are definitely getting shorter. The sun seems to be sleeping in a little and getting ready for bed earlier. Evening temperatures are comparable to Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Even though I’m fairly tech savvy, I’ve had a difficult time with Microsoft Outlook recently. I’ve had to reinstall it on my desktop and laptop computers. As fate would have it, an application called Plaxo that I was using to synchronize my contacts between all my email accounts and devices went Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), I awoke this morning to the sound of rain falling heavily outside my bedroom window. As a small-business owner and gentleman farmer in the heart of the nation’s breadbasket, I can’t describe how welcome the rain is in this neck of the woods. Water is the lifeblood of this region. While Read More »