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Jett named 2019 Visionary Leadership Award Winner

Shane D. Jett, CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, recently received the 2019 Visionary Leader Award in recognition for his contributions to the Native community development financial institutions industry.


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 $...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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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