Dr. Cory Spurlock uses experience as ER doctor during pandemic

As chief medical officer for Exer Urgent Care clinics in Southern California, Dr. Cory Spurlock and his staff have adjusted their focus several times since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Patient needs dictated changes in on-boarding, increased testing and new technology.

From small town to the big field

CPN member Drew Ward began his professional baseball career immediately after graduating high school in 2013 and now plays for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks out of Fargo, North Dakota. Read more: cpn.news/ward

Tribal member studies CPN fish populations

CPN member Beau Favre approached Vice-Chairman Linda Capps for permission to document the species, size and weight of fish in Tribal ponds before releasing them back into the water.

CPN member oversees PPE at Colorado hospital

CPN member Rebecca Gardom kept track of personal protective equipment as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Team, specifically the Controlled Air Purifying Respirator systems. The battery-operated air filtration devices added to PPE offer another safety precaution against the coronavirus.

One of CPN’s first COVID-19 patients gives back

The Peltier family descendant found a renewed sense of purpose. She sought to improve the recovery process for others as the pandemic worsened in the United States; Dykstra-Tibbs learned her body’s response to the virus could benefit others, which prompted her to donate toward a new type of treatment in Oklahoma.

Tribal members meet nearly 7,000 miles from home

Tribal membersMary Yox and Jeannie Wamego Van Veen both found it ironic how much closer they lived to one another in northeast Oklahoma but ran into each other in the Middle East.

Riggle named Gates Scholarship recipient

In April 2020, Riggle received the news that The Gates Scholarship organization selected him as one of 300 minority students from across the country for the prestigious program.