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 7 incumbent Mark Johnson re-elected, Tribal budget approved

District 7 incumbent Mark Johnson was re-elected to represent Tribal members in the northern portions of California, Nevada and Utah. A descendant of the Vieux and Johnson families, Johnson has served the Tribal legislature since he was elected in 2010. Johnson received 91 votes while his opponent, Browning Neddeau, received 59. Johnson has more than Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: May 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), I would like to take a minute and thank Chairman Barrett for his column last month. Last year’s fire season in California was the roughest one of my 38-year career. I am blessed to have a career that I love. It is what I have wanted to do since I was Read More »

Meet the District 7 candidates

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), With this year’s election rapidly approaching, I was asked if I would like to write a final statement to you, the voters who will decide on who will represent you in District 7 over the next four years. One question from the 2014 election has stayed with me over the years: Read More »

Candidates for CPN Legislative District 7 – 2018 Tribal Elections

Johnson lines up another District 7 seat run In the year’s only contested legislative session, District 7 incumbent Mark Johnson is running for a third term in office against challenger Browning Neddeau. Johnson first successfully ran in 2010 before winning re-election in 2014. Responding to inquiries as a representative for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation members Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: April 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The morning after the first real winter storm of the year in central California left us with enough water in the ground to maybe start this year’s grass crop. The air is cold and crisp. As I am out feeding the cattle in the early morning light, the steam from our Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), The arrival of the New Year always gives us all a chance to reflect on the past and to look forward to the future. I for one, am glad to see 2017 go. Too many parts of our country have suffered loss, as have our members. From tornados and hurricanes to Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), The holiday season is here, and our families will again be gathering together in celebration. December is a special time of year for a lot of reasons. For me, it marks the time of year when I can, as a general rule, slow down and take a deep breath at work Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), It is again time to get your fall graduation announcements in for anyone graduating high school or college in December. Please email the following information to graduation@potawatomi.org and they will be announced in a following issue of the Hownikan. Name Hometown Potawatomi family name Degree/major School name For those of you Read More »

Meet the candidates for CPN Legislative District 7 – 2018 Tribal Elections

Each year, Citizen Potawatomi Nation holds elections for seats in the tribal legislature. Legislative terms are staggered, meaning a certain number of seats are always on the ballot. This method means a wholesale turnover of representatives is impossible and keeps continuity and institutional knowledge in the elected government body. District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson has Read More »