One-third of the children in foster care in Oklahoma are reported to be Native American. Some of the children are Potawatomi and placed in non-Native American homes. FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place children in culturally appropriate situations.
This episode is all about youth. The 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Class participants talk about their experience spending their summer at the Tribe, an employee from FireLodge Children and Family Services discusses Potawatomi children in foster care, and students from CPN’s Child Development Center share their own Red Ribbon Week slogans.
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.
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."
Tribal member and Oklahoma State University student Lauren Anderson took matters into her own hands to help children in OKDHS custody in worn out or ill-fitting shoes and started the nonprofit Foster Feet.