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.

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.

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.

CPN public schools language course sees surge in enrollment

10/28/2020 Adam Ewing 0

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Language Department has expanded its reach for the 2020-21 school year, increasing from two to four schools. The program now serves more than 40 students between ninth and 12th grade. Wanette, Shawnee, Maud and Tecumseh Public Schools now offer the Nation’s course as a world language credit.

CPN oversees ITEMC donation distribution

10/07/2020 Adam Ewing 0

The Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition recently received a generous donation of more than 60,000 masks and 26,500 face shields to assist Native Nations across Oklahoma during the Coronavirus pandemic.

CPN Health Services welcomes chiropractor to staff

10/06/2020 Adam Ewing 0

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services expanded its offerings throughout the last decade, with the addition of an imaging center, physical therapy services and an urgent care clinic. Tribal member Dr. Wylie Briggs, D.C., joined health services staff in mid-August as the Nation’s first chiropractor.