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 Wahweotten Sworn In Today as Council Person #1
Warren A. Wahweotten Jr was sworn into office today at the Rock Building during a short ceremony.  Read More
 Hope Adame Wins Administrator of the Year Award with Kansas Head Start Association
Hope Adame, director of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Early Childhood Education Center, has won an Administrator of the Year award with the Kansas Head Start Association. Read More
 Wahweotten wins Council Seat: Run-offs for Chairperson, Secretary and Gaming Commissioner
The Tribal Council/Gaming Commission Election was held today at the Bingo Hall.  Warren A. Wahweotten Jr. won Council Person #1 and there will be run-offs for the other three seats that were open.   Read More
 PBPN Education Reward for Earned College Degrees
PBPN members who graduated between June 1, 2012 and August 1, 2014 with a Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral degree are eligible for a $200 graduation incentive.  Read More
 NCAI Announces Native American Task Force for My Brother's Keeper
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) will participate in the White House's My Brother's Keeper Initiative designed to help advance youth.  Read More
 Four Tribes Meeting Held Last Friday
The quarterly four tribes meeting was held July 18 and hosted by the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska in White Cloud, Kan. Read More
 Indian Country Conference Held at Casino
The 2014 Indian Country Conference has been held at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort the last two days and brought together legal, social services, and emergency services professionals from Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa who discussed issues about protecting and empowering families in Indian Country.  Read More
 PBPN Youth Workers Visit Energy Center to Learn About Careers
Students in the Summer Youth Work Program took a tour of Westar's Jeffrey Energy Center last  Monday to learn about careers in the electric industry. Read More
 Tribal Council Participates in Chief Shabbona Historical Sign Dedication in Illinois
Tribal Council and other PBPN representatives participated in the dedication of a historical sign for Chief Shabbona last Saturday at the Chief Shabona Forest Preserve south of Shabbona, Illinois. Read More
 Heather Davis Hired as Social Services Director
Heather Davis has been hired as the new Social Services Director for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Read More
 Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

The Department of Interior has announced that $2.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund as was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement.

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 Interior Department Releases Report on Bison Management
The Interior Department has released a report on bison management that reaffirms it commitment to work with states, tribes and other partners. Read More
 IHS Launches Veterans Hiring Initiative
The Indian Health Service has announced that it is launching a Veterans Hiring Initiative to increase veteran new hires in the next two years. Read More
 Potawatomi News Correction
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 Native American Journalists Association Supports U.S. Patent Office's Cancellation of Washington NFL Team Trademark Registration
The Native American Journalists Association are in support of the U.S. Patent Office's recent cancellation of  six Washington NFL team trademark registrations. Read More
 Winner List of 2014 Pow-wow Singers & Dancers Contest

Winners of the 2014 Pow-wow Singers and Dancers contest.

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 Saturday Night at the Pow-wow
Photos taken by the News Saturday evening. Read More
 Pow-wow Photos
Photos taken this afternoon at the pow-wow.   Read More
 Pow-wow Here!
Photos from Friday night pow-wow. Read More
 James M. "Wabaunsee" Potter Obituary
Tribal Council Secretary James McKinley "Wabaunsee" Potter, 56, passed away June 11 from a motorcycle accident. Read More
 PBPN Summer Fun is Here: BBQ and Pow-wow Time
This weekend kicks off the Keeper of the Fire BBQ event at the casino and next weekend is  the annual Prairie Band Pow-wow. Read More
 U.S. Department of Treasury Releases Tribal General Welfare Guidance To Address Unique Needs of Indian Tribal Governments
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS has issued guidelines that will affect benefits and services provided by Indian tribal governments in order to qualify for the general welfare exclusion from income.  Programs like housing, education, cultrual and religious purposes and the elderly and disabled were considered in the program. Read More
 Link for 2014 Potawatomi Gathering
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