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 Land Buy-Back Program Update From the DOI
In a press release today from the Department of Interior, Deputy Secretary Conner outlined accomplishments and the next tribal locations for the $1.9 billion land buy-back program.  To date nearly $225 million in accepted offers has been paid to landowners that has resulted in more than 375,000 acres to tribes.  Read More
 Tribal Victim Services Sponsors Christmas Store Gift Drive

The annual Christmas Store gift drive that collects toys and other items for families who are nominated from the community is being sponsored by the Tribal Victim Services program.  Families can be nominated until Nov. 21 and collection boxes have been set up around the reservation.  

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 Elder Center Thanksgiving Dinner Photos
Photos taken at today's Firekeepers Elder Center Thanksgiving dinner.  Read More
 Tribal Council Sponsoring Christmas Military Gift Drive
The Tribal Council is sponsoring a Christmas gift drive for military soldiers who are active members of various branches of service.   Read More
 Former Tribal Secretary the Late Jim Potter Selected for Holton Hall of Fame
The late Jim Potter who was on the Tribal Council for many years has been selected as one of five inductees into the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.  Read More
 Vets to Eat Free on Veterans Day at Casino
All veterans and military personnel can get a free meal in the Longhouse Buffet from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 11, Veterans Day at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.  Read More
 Today's Election Day: Get Out the Native Vote
Today is Election Day and several Prarie Band Potawatomi Nation members.  Polls are now open until 7 p.m. tonight so get out and vote. Read More
 Rasmussen College Offers Early Honors Program for High School Seniors
The PBPN Education Department in partnership with Rasmussen College offers an Early Honors Program that lets high school seniors get college credit while receiving support from high school staff and mentors.  Read More
 Happy Halloween Photos

Several departments and programs on the reservation were seen celebrating Halloween last week and preparing for the Trunk or Treat.  

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 Facts About Ebola From the Indian Health Service

Here is some information about the Ebola virus disease from the Indian Health Service and Prairie Band Potawatomi Health Center.

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 PBPN Registers Over 100 New Voters
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has registered over 100 voters in their nativevote.org campaign held this fall on the reservation. Read More
 National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention Coming Up
The National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention will be held next week in Atlanta.  Two members of the PBPN Tribal Council are planning to attend. Read More
 Tribal Council Attends Proclamation Signing at Capitol
Two members of Tribal Council attended a proclamation signing by Governor Sam Brownback on Oct. 24 that proclaimed November as Native American Heritage Month.  Read More
The Native Vote volunteer committee has issued a reminder to vote Nov. 4 and to let voters know that they can advance vote right now.   Read More
 Fall on the Rez
Photographs taken on the reservation last week by the News. Read More
 Hope Adame Wins National Head Start Administrator of the Year
Director of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Early Childhood Education Center was selected as the National Administrator of the Year by the National Head Start Association based in Washington, D.C. Read More
 Splatters That Matter Held

The Tribal Victim Services program sponsored Splatters That Matter, an art marathon, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Bingo Hall. The purpose of the event was to call attention to ending domestic violence. 

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 Burton Warrington Elected to KU School of Law Alumni Board
Burton Warrington, CEO and President of Prairie Band, LLC., has been elected to the University of Kansas School of Law Alumni Board of Governors.  Read More
 Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department Holds Propane Emergency Training
The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department and Delia Fire Department took part in a course on Handling Propane Emergencies last Friday on the reservation. Read More
 Charitable Contributions Ceremony Held
The 3rd Quarter Charitable Contributions ceremony was held today at 11 a.m. at the casino where $76,000 was distributed to 22 organizations. Read More
  Register to Vote: Native Vote Potluck Monday Night
The PBPN Tribal Council and the Native Vote Volunteers are urging people 18 years and older to register to vote and plan to celebrate a successful Native Vote registration drive with a potluck and drawing Monday night.  Read More
 It's Fire Prevention Week!
The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department has several events and activities lined up for National Fire Prevention Week. Read More
 Potawatomi Tribal Police Honored For Keeping PBPN Community Safe
The Tribal Police Department was honored this morning at the Health Center for their efforts in keeping the community safe and in helping to prevent domestic violence. Read More
 Volunteers Needed With PBPN Get the Native Vote Out!
Volunteers are needed to help with a door-to-door campaign to get people on the PBPN reservation to register and to vote in the upcoming election on Nov. 4  Read More
 Wear Purple: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The PBPN is taking an active part this month to make people aware of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  President Obama has also declared a national proclamation committing his administration to reaching a future free of domestic violence.  Read More
 DOI Transfers Another $1 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund
The Interior has transferred funds from the Land Buy-Back Program to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund to fund scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Read More
 PBPN Awarded Public Safety Grant From Justice Department
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has been awarded over $365,000 from the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program through the Office of Victims of Crime. Read More
 Taryn Boswell Named We-Ta-Se Princess
Taryn Boswell was named the We-Ta-Se Princess for 2014 at the 17th Annual Veterans's Pow-wow held last Friday in Prairie Peoples Park. Read More
 Photos of Veterans Pow-wow
Photos taken by the News at the We-Ta-Se American Legion Post #410 pow-wow. Read More
 PBPN Launches Get Out the Native Vote Campaign
The PBPN is pitching in to do their part for the Get Out the Native Vote! being sponsored by the National Congress of American Indian.  PBPN staff have launched a campaign to urge people in the community to vote in the upcoming election on Nov. 4.   Read More


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