Until 2020, Oklahoma was one of 14 states that had not expanded Medicaid for those qualified by ACA standards. The state has the second highest rate of uninsured adults in the country, though that may change as the program’s eligibility expands by the 2021 deadline.
In addition to the annual Tribal budget, Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan had Q&As with each candidate. These are their final statements.
As Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crises poses a threat to more than just the health of Tribal members and CPN employees. Tribes, and the states and regions benefiting from tribal development, must endure the threat to economic activity as well.
In addition to the annual Tribal budget, Citizen Potawatomi voters will cast ballots for two races for Oklahoma’s at-large legislative seats this June. The Hownikan asked the candidates about cultural connections, challenges and the future.
Native women in some areas of the country are murdered at 10 times the national average. Often the public perceives that most missing and murdered Indigenous women cases occur on rural reservations, but 71 percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives live in urban areas.
Make a full-fledged trip out of visiting the Tribe, and stay a few extra days. Tourist attractions in downtown Oklahoma City, the surrounding suburbs and Pottawatomie County make Oklahoma a top tier destination.