Monthly Archives: February 2013

NCAI Praises Passage of Violence Against Women Act That Includes Tribal Protections

February 28, 2013 – House Passes Violence Against Women Act NCAI Praises Passage of Protections for All Women; Tribal Courts Gain Jurisdiction over Non-Indian Domestic Violence Perpetrators Bill represents major advance for public safety in Indian Country; Legislation headed to … Continue reading

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Another Major Snow Storm Hits

February 25, 2013 – MAYETTA (Feb. 27): Another major snow storm hit the area earlier in the week and PBPN personnel were prepared.  Administrative weather days were called late Monday afternoon and yesterday withevening activities called off. On Monday, Frank Zeller, … Continue reading

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PBPN Government and Health Center Closed Last Week Due to Weather

February 20, 2013 –   MAYETTA(Feb. 22)  The Prairie Band Potawatomi government offices and the Health Center were closed last Thursday and Friday due to a significant snow fall. Up to four inches an hour were reported inTopeka Thursday morning and almost 10 inches fell … Continue reading

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Photos from 80’s Family Prom Night

February 15, 2013 – (MAYETTA)  It was another fun community event last night at the Boys & Girls Club when the Tribal Victims Services, Boys & Girls Club, Diabetes Prevention Program and Social Services organized the 80’s Family Prom in … Continue reading

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Amerigroup Representatives Visit Tribal Council

February 13, 2013 – Representatives from Amerigroup RealSolutions in Health Care visited with Tribal Council members today and took a tour of the reservation.  On the front row, left to right, is Laura Hopkins (Chief Executive Officer of Amerigroup), Ralph … Continue reading

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Benny Potts Sworn In To Enrollment Committee

February 12, 2013 – MAYETTA:   Benny Potts was sworn in this morning to serve on the Enrollment Review Committee by Vice Chairperson Joyce Guerrero in Tribal Council chambers while members of the Enrollment Committee and Tribal Council looked on. Potts works … Continue reading

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Attorney General Holder Speaks About Native American Women on Passage of Violence Against Women Act

February 11, 2013 – STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ON THE SENATE PASSAGE OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT   WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the Senate passage of the Violence Against … Continue reading

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NCAI Predicting Federal Budget Sequestration Will Pose Threat to Tribal Nations

February 08, 2013 – Looming Budget Sequestration Poses Threat to Security and Progress for Tribal Nations and American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Indian Country Releases Comprehensive Recommendations for Federal Government to Meet Trust Responsibility   Washington, DC – American … Continue reading

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Native American Honor Guards Recognized at Capitol

February 06, 2013 – This group photo of Native American honor guards, tribal leaders, and students with Gov. Sam Brownback was taken today in the Capitol Rotunda by the Governor’s Media Office.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Kickapoo Tribe in … Continue reading

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Tribal Technical Advisory Meeting With State

February 05, 2013 – From left to right:  Bill Thorne (PBPN Health Center Administrator), Vivien Olsen (PBPN Attorney), Steve Ortiz (PBPN Tribal Chairman), Carrie O’Toole (PBPN Tribal Council Member), and Kari Bruffet(KDHE Director) during a Tribal Technical Advisory Group meeting … Continue reading

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