District 8 – Dave Carney: May 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Interesting history about Tribal membership I am often asked questions about the history of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and our standard for who can be a citizen of our Tribe. As most readers are aware, to be on our rolls, a person needs to prove direct descendancy to a person or Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As I write this column, spring is a few weeks away. It has not been a particularly harsh winter in western Washington; it just seems like a super long one. Our members in Alaska, Montana and many other areas of District 8 have been limping through it, enduring high heating bills, Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to 2018 and all of the possibilities it holds. Looking back on 2017, there were some significant challenges for the Nation and me personally, but overall, it was a good year. The tribe is putting lots of effort into improving the Cultural Heritage Center, preserving and fostering Potawatomi Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am writing this column for publication in December, but it is a week and a half before Thanksgiving and the day after our Fall Feast. However, it is my only opportunity to wish you and your family my best wishes for the holidays. Last Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Many districts are hosting Fall Feasts in November. District 8’s dinner get-together is Nov. 11. If you have not yet RSVP’d, please email me at dcarney@potawatomi.org. You should have received a postcard about this event. In past years, we have Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), In mid–July, I hosted a gathering of Potawatomi at my home. I had recently constructed a “gazebo” of sorts — really a basic roof over a fire pit at the rear of my yard. It is often a challenge to find a location for a naming ceremony, so I was interested Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), First and foremost, I would like to thank the members in District 8 for their support of me in the role as District 8 legislator. It has been a great experience thus far, and I have received far more than I have given — I have made tremendous friends, who sometimes Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), February is a short month and usually a very busy time. I’m always catching up on the prior year while trying to get my current year underway. Generally, my office desk is full of income tax receipts while I am still trying to pay off Christmas purchases. This year is no Read More »

Clyde Slavin Q&A

  What does it mean to you to be a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation? “It means understanding why I am living and doing some of the things I do. It means knowledge of my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and hundreds of aunts, uncles, and cousins. It means friendships with people I would never have Read More »