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 Onnen Wins Chair; Chouteau Secretary; Kitchkumme Gaming Commissioner
Lianna Onnen, Camilla Wishkeno Chouteau and Rey Kitchkumme were the winners in the Run-off election held this morning at the Bingo Hall. Read More
 Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic Schedule
The Symetra Tour schedule of events is available at www.Firekeepergolf.com  Read More
 PBPN Run-Off Election Tomorrow
As of Aug. 21 there were 801 ballots that have been received at the Mayetta Post Office, according to the Election Board. The election will be held tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the Bingo Hall. Read More
 Tribal Chairman Ortiz Featured on Museum Website
Tribal Chairperson Steve Ortiz was recently selected and interviewed as a tribal leader with the National Museum of the American Indian. Read More
 2014 Healthy Kansas Tribes Summit Held
The second Healthy Kansas Tribes 2020 Summit meeting was held Aug. 19at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.  The purpose of the meeting is to gauge overarching health issues and concerns that pertain to tribal communities.  The Summit is being facilitated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Read More
 LPGA Symetra Tour Invites Community to Support the Tourney at Firekeeper Golf
The Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Golf Classic urges the community and businesses to get involved in the Symetra LPGA tournament that will be held the first week in September. Read More
 Hattie Mitchell Selected to Topeka's Top "20 Under 40"
Hattie Mitchell, Tribal Council Treasurer, has been selected as an honoree for the 2014 Topeka's Top "20 Under 40" award.    Read More
 Prairie Band Travel to the Gathering

Many Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation members attended the 2014 Gathering last week that was hosted by the Gun Lake Potawatomi located in Allegan County, Michigan.

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 Land Buy-Back Program Presentation Notice

A presentation about the Cobell Settlement Land Buy-Back Program that may be of interest to landowners on the reservation will be held September 5 at 1 p.m. at the Casino's Conference Center. 

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 Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic Announces Two Major Tournament Sponsors
Visit Topeka and Toyota are two new businesses that are going to help sponsor the inaugural Symetra LPGA Tour at Firekeeper Golf Course to be held Spet. 5-7. Read More
 Wahweotten Sworn In as Council Person #1
Warren A. Wahweotten Jr was sworn into office July 31 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
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