CPN oversees ITEMC donation distribution

The Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition recently received a generous donation of more than 60,000 masks and 26,500 face shields to assist Native Nations across Oklahoma during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oklahoma tribes come together to help hurricane, storm victims

Disaster relief group purchases, sends necessities to Texas Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rain on areas of Southeast Texas, leaving many residents displaced and without necessities. The storm has turned many area highways into rivers, subsequently halting businesses and the lives of Texans. Agencies, like the Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition, have stepped Read More »

Potawatomi reputation grows as FireLake Arena hosts ITEMC Summit

Tribal emergency management teams from across Oklahoma made their way to FireLake Arena in early June for the eighth annual Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition Summit. Founded in 2004, ITEMC is a collaboration of emergency management professionals from 22 Oklahoma tribes who address local, state and national hazard preparedness. In addition to tribal emergency management personnel, Read More »

Zientek leads tribal emergency response experts in talks with FEMA

In 2004, CPN Public Safety Director Tim Zientek met with fellow emergency management personnel from Oklahoma‚Äôs other Native American tribes. It was a time of coinciding circumstances for many Oklahoma tribes, as tribal governments began to develop emergency response services of their own. Long reliant on outside entities like local, state and federal authorities in Read More »