Golfers label FireLake ‘a hidden gem’

02/23/2021 Adam Ewing 0

According to the National Golf Foundation, more people played rounds of golf in 2020 than the year before, despite the coronavirus pandemic and the initial decrease it caused in the spring. FireLake Golf Course saw its numbers increase and celebrated its best year ever since opening in 1983.

CPNHS rolls out COVID-19 vaccines

02/04/2021 Adam Ewing 0

Within days of emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services began receiving and administering vaccines to combat the coronavirus in central Oklahoma.

Support from FireLodge comforts new foster parent

01/25/2021 Adam Ewing 0

While many potential foster parent applicants hesitated during 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tribal member Lacey Buettner opened up her home for the first time. After working with FireLodge Children & Family Services and Foster Care and Adoption Manager Kendra Lowden, she felt confident in stepping up to the task.

CPN’s WIC programs uplift families

01/21/2021 Adam Ewing 0

When many businesses and industries came to a screeching halt throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Women, Infant and Children’s programs found new and innovative ways to continue serving clients across seven counties in central Oklahoma. WIC assists more than 1,400 individuals each month, providing access to nutritious foods and education as well as referrals and breastfeeding consultation to low and moderate-income women and children.

Thanksgiving basket food drive reached more families than ever in 2020

01/07/2021 Adam Ewing 0

The coronavirus pandemic made everything look and feel different throughout the last year, including the holidays. However, employees of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Services were still determined to provide as many delicious Thanksgiving meals as possible. The staff expanded the number of families they served with their annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive, from 185 to 225.

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

12/30/2020 Adam Ewing 0

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Pottawatomie County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Jan. 12 City of Shawnee ONG Franchise, County Election Board Secretary Jeannie Stover announced Wednesday.

Improving land, soil quality provides sound return on investment

12/30/2020 Adam Ewing 0

After experimenting with planting a mixture of cover crops on Citizen Potawatomi Nation-owned land in recent years, the Tribe has experienced financial and environmental gains. Because of this, the CPN Department of Realty that oversees the Nation’s agricultural endeavors recently expanded this practice to an additional 150 Tribally-owned acres.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act turns 30

12/24/2020 Adam Ewing 0

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is a federal law that protects Native American remains, funerary and sacred objects by establishing a requirement for museums, universities and other institutions that receive federal aid to repatriate and return these oftentimes stolen artifacts back to the tribal nations from which they originated. NAGPRA also sets guidelines for excavation on federal or tribal lands, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of its inception.

Bison name 340 to Fall 2020 AD Honor Roll

12/23/2020 Adam Ewing 0

Continuing to thrive in the classroom despite the ongoing challenges of COVID, a total of 340 OBU student-athletes earned recognition on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2020 term. For the 18th consecutive semester, the Bison posted an overall department-wide grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and 85 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.

FireLodge helps families during the coronavirus pandemic

12/22/2020 Adam Ewing 0

FireLodge Children & Family Services advocates for and protects children and vulnerable adults who are at risk of being abused or neglected. Services provided include court advocacy, investigations, prevention services, parenting education, counseling, foster home approval and adoption.