Barb Smith noticed the need for some colorful, pretty lap robes at the CPN Elder Village in Rossville, Kansas in April. The wheels started turning, and she enlisted the help of Felicia Brown to join her in making some new ones for the facility. As of mid-September, they had made 110.
The CPN and Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department partnered to highlight the history of Burnett’s Mound at Skyline Park in Topeka, Kansas. Named after 19th century Potawatomi Chief Abram Burnett, the mound is Topeka’s highest elevated point.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation District 4 Legislator Jon Boursaw organized the Tribe’s participation as a local branch of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to help distribute food to Potawatomi throughout northeastern Kansas.
Anderson is an instructor in the school’s Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department and is an expert on Haskell’s own long and complicated history.
CPN member and veteran Mike Martin learned how to play the flute after hearing musicians perform while volunteering at the Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas.
Joseph Bourassa descendant Doug Brown began capturing news around Topeka, Kansas, 27 years ago as a photographer at WIBW channel 13. Since then, he has risen to the ranks of WIBW’s chief photographer.
Greg Riat, a Welch family descendant, continues to live and farm on 120 acres of allotted land assigned to the Potawatomi family through treaties during the mid-1860s.
Tribal member Amy Sunday owns and operates her own veterinary practice in Holton, Kansas, after deciding to pursue a rural lifestyle following college.
Tribal member Makaila Cowdin used the bowling skills passed down through her family to help pay for college at Ottawas University in Kansas.
Kyle Powys Whyte, who holds a doctorate in philosophy, focuses on social and environmental justice. His research often overlaps science and advocacy, sometimes with unexpected results. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and Higbee descendant received his undergraduate degree in business administration at Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts. His interest in the Nation’s approach to business Read More »