May 7, 2020

Lee family loves foster kids like their own

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the hard work and difficult decisions that come with fostering. Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place Native foster children in Native homes to kindle a connection to their heritage and culture.
March 19, 2020

Curley descendant aims to improve foster family training through prestigious fellowship

Although AdoptUSKids looks for minority professionals or those working with minority populations, CPN member Kendra Lowden is the first in the program’s history to be both an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and also an employee working for a tribal nation.
January 21, 2020

May selected to lead Indian Child Welfare department

Serving CPN members and children across the nation remains a key component of CPN’s ICW department, and Director Ashlee May and her team strive to keep up-to-date on potential assistance wherever CPN members reside.
December 27, 2019

Recognizing child abuse and neglect

With help from loved ones and professionals, children can work through and overcome their experiences, while transitioning from victim to survivor.
November 15, 2019

Family Movie Night

In celebration of National Adoption Month, Citizen Potawatomi Nation's FireLodge Children and Family Services is hosting a free family movie night at CPN's Cultural Heritage Center.
November 12, 2019

Show and tell-the importance of values

Children are excellent observers and are often taught through the actions of others. One of the best ways, therefore, to teach youth is through show and tell.
October 24, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: October 2019

During this episode, we’ll hear about services House of Hope offers to domestic violence victims, take a look at what’s growing in the community garden and get a history lesson about Tribal self-governance. CPN's Language Department Director also teaches a social powwow dance song during this month's "Learning Language."
October 17, 2019

What to know about fostering and adopting Potawatomi children

Although each and every situation is unique in child welfare, there is some basic information you can use to guide you through the process of deciding to open your home to children in need.
September 30, 2019

FireLodge aims to connect foster children to their culture

FireLodge Children & Family Services takes action to ensure Potawatomi children maintain connections with their families, tribe and communities while reducing the trauma they face in the child welfare system.