In March 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Trae Trousdale became the first Native American to hold the position of Oklahoma City University Student Government Association president in the school’s history.
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."
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.
During Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Potawatomi Leadership Program, the 10 college students chosen to experience the Tribe in a six-week, crash course internship learn a substantial amount about Potawatomi culture and businesses.
The 2019 PLP class stretches from coast to coast; the participants attend colleges from Florida to Washington. Their career goals range from sports journalist to surgeon, and their personalities vary just as widely.
Paulina Davison participated in the Potawatomi Leadership Program in the summer of 2015. It helped sharpen her college experience, and she was name an Outstanding Computer Systems Engineering Graduate at Arizona State University in Spring 2018.