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Citizen Potawatomi

12/1/2019

article Jett named 2019 Visionary Leadership Award Winner
(Oklahoma) -- Shane D. Jett, CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, recently received the 2019 Visionary Leader Award in recognition for his...

11/7/2019

article Shawnee student is apprentice for Citizen Potawatomi Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Whether he’s assisting with technical issues or observing experts programing software, Shawnee High School senior Kolby Shadaram spends his days as...

10/30/2019

article Casino manager going through tough times still helping others
(Oklahoma) -- We all know people who are always willing to help out, and Megan Cobb is definitely one of those people. Cobb's work as an audit manager at Firelake...

8/24/2019

article Preserving Native American Families a goal of Citizen Potawatomi Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Family Preservation Program operates under FireLodge Children & Family Services and strives to preserve Native...

8/4/2019

article Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation is an economically and culturally thriving tribe. Despite our successes, some Potawatomi children are involved with the child...

8/2/2019

article Paris resident selected for 2019 Potawatomi leadership program
(Texas) -- Lilly Lewis, a Paris resident, has been selected to join a six-week program in Shawnee, Oklahoma, focused on the government, culture and economic development...

7/19/2019

article Woodworking a family tradition for Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Matthew Cheatwood
(Oklahoma) -- Since time immemorial, craftsmen across the world put their skills to use shaping wood into items that often outlive their creators. Coming from the...

6/5/2019

article Citizen Potawatomi Tribal Leader honored for community involvement
(Kansas) -- A Citizen Potawatomie Tribal leader and former Air Force Colonel was recognized Wednesday for his work in the community.
article Urban spelunking: Potawatomi wraps renovation of 5th historic campus building
(Wisconsin) -- For about seven years now, the Forest County Potawatomi has been working to renovate the former Concordia College campus – now called the Wgema...

5/17/2019

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues support to area schools, FJC
(Oklahoma) -- County school districts — and the Family Justice Center — are continuing to gather additional funds to support education, thanks to an area...

5/13/2019

article New signage commemorating Potawatomi tribe coming to Skyline Park at Burnett’s Mound
(Kansas) -- New interpretive signage depicting the history of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in northeast Kansas soon will be coming to Skyline Park, located on Burnett...

4/8/2019

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation has produced the first Bodewadmimwen-English dictionary
(Illinois) -- Gneshnabem ne? Do you speak Bodewadmimwe n? Once widely spoken in the Great Lakes region, Bodewadmimwen, the language of the Potawatomi Nation, is slowly...

2/20/2019

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates to area schools, FJC
(Oklahoma) -- Pottawatomie County school districts — and the Family Justice Center — are continuing to gather additional funds to support education, thanks...

1/24/2019

article Agreement update: Mission Hill property deeded to CPN
(Oklahoma) -- The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Pottawatomie Board of County Commissioners have reached an agreement regarding approximately 20 acres of land known...

1/22/2019

article Potawatomi program brings Tecumseh grad’s work back home
(Oklahoma) -- Lexi Freeman developed her love of animals and the earth while growing up on the Shawnee Milling Company Research Farm in Shawnee, Oklahoma, near Citizen...

11/26/2018

article After four years, Citizen Potawatomi Nation and state reach an alcohol agreement [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- After four years of litigation, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have reached an agreement on alcohol that both sides hope will...

9/18/2018

article 180 years later, Potawatomi descendants retrace Trail of Death through Decatur
(Illinois) -- In September 1838, hundreds of members of the Potawatomi Nation camped in Decatur for one night during their monthslong forced march at gunpoint from...

9/11/2018

article CPN installs free Tesla and e-vehicle charging stations at The Grand
(Oklahoma) -- Directly south of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort sits six free Tesla and universal electric automobile charging stations recently opened to the public...

9/10/2018

article Okla. Urges Justices To Rebuff Tribe's Tax Arbitration Case [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation seeking to restore its $27 million...

8/31/2018

article Trail of Death: Caravan will mark relocation of Potawatomi Nation
(Missouri) -- One is tucked away on a gravel road about 500 feet from the Monroe County Route FF bridge over the Salt River in the North Fork area. A monument sits on a...

8/3/2018

article Citizen Potawatomi leaders tour Topeka-area sites
(Kansas) -- A Native American tribe returned to its Kansas roots. Citizen Potawatomi Nation chairman Rocky Barrett led a ceremony Thursday morning on Burnetts Mound in...

5/9/2018

article Tribe Can't Pause $27M Tax Suit Pending High Court Review
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma federal court declined on Wednesday to stay the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's $27 million alcohol sales tax arbitration suit against Oklahoma...

3/15/2018

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Regional Economic Impact Reaches $467 Million
(Oklahoma) -- A report produced by Economic Impact Group, LLC, that studied the economic impact of Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) on Pottawatomie County and the...

2/21/2018

article Okla. Tribe Asks 10th Circ. To Rethink $27M Tax Ruling [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The Citizen Potawatomi Nation urged the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday to revisit its ruling vacating an arbitration decision that had exempted the tribe from $...

2/9/2018

article Tenth Circuit panel reverses arbitration decision
(Oklahoma) -- A three-judge Tenth Circuit panel has ruled that the arbitration clause of the Oklahoma Model Tribal Gaming Compact is unenforceable and must be removed...

2/8/2018

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation responds to Tenth Circuit’s decision to vacate award
(Oklahoma) -- A local Native American tribe says a decision by the Tenth Circuit panel has muddied the waters when it comes to its laws in comparison to the state...

1/21/2018

article Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center Reopens Four Years After Flood
(Oklahoma) -- Saturday marked a special milestone for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. They hosted the grand reopening of their Cultural Heritage Center in Shawnee. The...

1/17/2018

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation reopening renovated Cultural Heritage Center after flood
(Oklahoma) -- The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center is celebrating the completion of renovations with a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at...

1/19/2017

article Former Sen. Tom Coburn Opposes New Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Still no word on whether an Eastern Oklahoma tribe will be allowed to build a large casino hundreds of miles away, in the panhandle. In the meantime, one...

1/17/2017

article Suspected shooter at Oklahoma casino dies
(Oklahoma) -- A Shawnee, Okla., casino security guard who shot himself after fatally shooting a fellow officer has died. The Oklahoman reports 28-year-old Justin Wells...

1/16/2017

article Shawnee casino shooter dies
(Oklahoma) -- A casino security guard who shot and killed a fellow security officer and then turned the gun on himself has died. Authorities said Justin Wells, 28, went...

1/11/2017

article Attempted Murder-Suicide in Oklahoma Casino Leaves One Dead, One Injured
(Oklahoma) -- Two employees were shot -- one fatally -- at a casino Tuesday morning in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in what authorities were calling an attempted murder-suicide....
article Authorities identify two employees shot at Grand Casino in Shawnee
(Oklahoma) -- Authorities have released the names of two people shot Tuesday morning at the Grand Casino in Shawnee.
article Victim and shooter were security officers at Shawnee casino
(Oklahoma) -- Gamblers played cards and poked at touch-screen games of chance Wednesday at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort as an investigation continued into why a...

1/10/2017

article 1 dead in double shooting at Grand Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Chief James Collard has confirmed one person is dead in a double shooting this morning at the FireLake Grand Casino. The...
article One man dead, another hurt in Shawnee casino shooting
(Oklahoma) -- One man died and another man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday involving two employees at a Shawnee casino, authorities said.
article One person shot and killed at the Grand Casino in Shawnee
(Oklahoma) -- Authorities say one person is dead and another is injured after a shooting involving two employees at an Oklahoma casino. The shooting happened Tuesday...

8/24/2016

article Chicago's trail of tears: Potawatomi warriors' 1835 dance marked eviction
(Chicago) -- In London during the summer of 1835, demonstration trains began giving free rides along a newly completed section of the London and Greenwich Railway, the...

8/11/2016

article PROGRESS 2016: Tribe brings economic growth to area
(Oklahoma) -- The local economic impact of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation surpassed $500 million for the fifth consecutive year for fiscal year 2015.

7/20/2016

article State may challenge ruling on tribal tax collections
(Oklahoma) -- The state may take a dispute over tribal sales tax collections to federal appeals court. An arbiter ruled in April that the state cannot force the Citizen...

6/22/2016

article Tribe Secures Win Over Okla. In $27M Alcohol-Tax Fight [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday upheld Citizen Potawatomie Nation’s victory in a fight with the state over the tribe’s claim for $27...

4/13/2016

article Shawnee man sentenced for stealing from Citizen Pottawatomi Nation
(Oklahoma) -- A Shawnee man who pleaded guilty to embezzling from an Indian tribe apologized Wednesday before an Oklahoma City federal judge ordered him to pay back $181...

9/16/2015

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation disputes link to bribery investigation
(Oklahoma) -- A war between the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, continues to escalate. Gary Vogel, a former city commissioner, is accusing...
article OSBI probes bribery claims against Shawnee city commissioner
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that it just finished an investigation on whether a Shawnee City Commissioner tried to bribe...

9/14/2015

article OSBI investigated bribery allegation involving Shawnee City Commission
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has completed an inquiry into an allegation of bribery within the Shawnee City Commission. Pottawatomie County...

6/8/2015

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation files lawsuit against city of Shawnee over water damage
(Oklahoma) -- The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has filed a lawsuit against the city of Shawnee in tribal court over damage caused when a waterline burst last year.

6/7/2015

article Potawatomis suing city of Shawnee in tribal court
(Oklahoma) -- In an extremely rare legal maneuver, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation is suing the city of Shawnee – in tribal court – over damage caused by a...

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