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 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 Today
Two members of Tribal Council attended a proclamation signing by Governor Sam Brownback that proclaims 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
 Senate Passes Sens. Moran and Heitkamp Bill to End IRS' Unfair Treatment of Indian Tribes
The U.S. Senate passed legislation to end the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's practice of taxing crucial programs and services that support the health and safety of Native families.  The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act has passed the House and next heads to the President's desk to be signed into law.  Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan) helped introduce the Bill.  Read More
 Venida Chenault Inaugurated as President of Haskell
Dr. Venida Chenault was inaugurated today as the seventh president of Haskell Indian Nations University. Read More
  Important Update From DOI on Trust Administration Class Distribution.

There is important informaiton regarding sending checks to Trust Administration Class Members regarding the Cobell Settlement and there are still over 30,000 Class Members designated as Whereabouts Unknown or addresses are not current.

 For details go to:  www.indiantrust.com

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 Camilla Chouteau Sworn In As Secretary
Camilla Chouteau took the oath of office as Tribal Council secretary today at a swearing-in ceremony at the Rock Building. Read More
 Olivia Jordan-Higgins Wins Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic and Min Seo Kwak Wins Potawatomi Cup
Olivia Jordan-Higgins won the Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic today at Firekeeper Golf Course.  Min Seo Kwak won the Potawatomi Cup. Read More
 Important Presentation on Land Buy-Back Held
A Land Buy-Back Program landowner presentation was held at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5.  Persons who own a fractional interest in land located within the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reservation were encouraged to attend. Read More
 Casino to Host 2014 Topeka Capitol Journal Best of Topeka Gala
Prairie Band Casino & Resort is hosting the 2014 Topeka Capitol Journal Best of Topeka Gala today at the confernce center. Read More
 Symetra Tour Here! Boys & Girls Club Kids Enjoy Clinic

A junior clinic for youth from the Boys & Girls Club was held today by women golfers Calle Nielson and Jackie Stoelting who are vying for a rank in the Ladies Professional Golf Association's (LPGA) Symetra Tour's Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic this week at Firekeeper Golf Course. 

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 Liana Onnen and Rey Kitchkumme Sworn In to Offices: Ortiz Also Honored
A swearing in ceremony was held this morning at the Bingo Hall where Liana Onnen was sworn in as Tribal Chairperson and Rey Kitchkumme was sworn in as Gaming Commissioner #3.  Read More


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