During the coronavirus pandemic, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Court and other departments welcomed changes and additional responsibilities. CPN’s District Court maintained operations throughout 2020 with no major pauses.
This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn winter words in Potawatomi.
The CPN District Court oversees criminal, civil, Indian Child Welfare and juvenile proceedings under the direction of Chief District Judge Philip Lujan and Associate District Judges Robert Wiley and William Davis. A small group of talented behind-the-scenes staff members ensure the court carries out its duties.