District 12 – Paul Schmidlkofer: May 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), I know some of our members are still in the clutch of winter, but we have busted out into spring and summer here. By the time this goes to print, I am sure I will have had to mow my grass a time or two. The joys of living down south. Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney: May 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Interesting history about Tribal membership I am often asked questions about the history of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and our standard for who can be a citizen of our Tribe. As most readers are aware, to be on our rolls, a person needs to prove direct descendancy to a person or Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: May 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), I would like to take a minute and thank Chairman Barrett for his column last month. Last year’s fire season in California was the roughest one of my 38-year career. I am blessed to have a career that I love. It is what I have wanted to do since I was Read More »

District 6 – Rande K. Payne: May 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Greetings from the Central Valley of the Golden State! Late season’s rain has had a significant impact on seasonal rainfall totals. While still below average, any improvement to rainfall totals is critical and definitely beneficial at this juncture. Citrus is in full bloom now. The smell of orange blossom is magnificent, Read More »

District 3 – Bob Whistler: May 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), In April, the federal government began issuing and sending out new Medicare cards. This is being done for privacy reasons and to curtail identity theft of seniors. Medicare made the decision to no longer associate your Medicare number with your Social Security number. Starting in April, Medicare began creating randomly generated Read More »

District 2 – Eva Marie Carney: May 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), Report on our Birmingham meeting About 50 of us met at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) in mid-March to tour the exhibits and then meet in the BCRI Community Room for a family meeting and lunch. The exhibits were challenging and thought-provoking, and the meeting and lunch were good family Read More »

District 13 – Bobbi Bowden: April 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friends), Once again, diabetes is at the forefront of my thoughts. Some of you may know that in 2016, I lost my dad to complications from diabetes, and now my husband has been put in the at-risk category. Along with a reminder to myself, I would like to share again some statistics Read More »

District 10 – David Barrett: April 2018

Bozho (Hello), Color and Honor Guard After reviewing what the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization did in 2017, we were busy to say the least. We had an election for the secretary and treasurer positions of the organization. The incumbents Bill Wano and David Barrett both were re-elected to their post. The CPN Veteran’s organization Read More »

District 8 – Dave Carney: April 2018

Bozho nikanek (Hello friends), As I write this column, spring is a few weeks away. It has not been a particularly harsh winter in western Washington; it just seems like a super long one. Our members in Alaska, Montana and many other areas of District 8 have been limping through it, enduring high heating bills, Read More »

District 7 – Mark Johnson: April 2018

Bozho nikan (Hello friend), The morning after the first real winter storm of the year in central California left us with enough water in the ground to maybe start this year’s grass crop. The air is cold and crisp. As I am out feeding the cattle in the early morning light, the steam from our Read More »