Monthly Archives: January 2014

Interior Announces Next Cooperative Agreements Under Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations

January 30, 2014 – WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s commitment to help strengthen Native American communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced cooperative agreements with the Confederated … Continue reading

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Police Department Installs Tips Hotline and Individual Phone Lines For Officers

January 29, 2014 – MAYETTA:   The Potawatomi Tribal Police department has made some changes recently in their communication system with the goal of making the department run more efficiently. First of all,  the department  has expanded their phone system by adding a … Continue reading

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PBPN Selected For BIA Climate Change Grant

January 27, 2014 – WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs  is awarding more than $600,000 in grants to 18 tribes or tribal consortiums to support them in addressing the challenges of climate change as part … Continue reading

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Tribal Council Attends Haskell Convocation for New President Venida Chenault

January 22, 2014 – MAYETTA:  Tribal Council traveled to Lawrence, Kan. yesterday to attend the 2014 Spring Convocation at Haskell Indian Nations Univeristy (HINU) in support of the school’s new president Venida Chenault who is a tribal member. Chenault is … Continue reading

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Charitable Contributions Awards for Fourth Quarter Announced

Charitable Contributions Awards for Fourth Quarter Announced January 22, 2014 – MAYETTA, KS- (Jan. 21) -The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) donated $88,812 during its fourth quarter to various organizations in the region. Lawrence organizations that received donations include: The … Continue reading

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Per Capita 1099s Mailed Out from Finance & Goodbye Walt

January 17, 2014 – MAYETTA:  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Finance Department has been working long and hard this week to finish the mail out of 1099misc. tax forms that were mailed to members yesterday. The Department also had some fun while working … Continue reading

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Hattie Mitchell Attends Gov. Brownback State of the State Address

January 16, 2014 – MAYETTA: Hattie Mitchell, Tribal Council treasurer, represented the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation last night at Gov. Sam Brownback’s annual State of the State address given in the House chambers at the Capitol. Some other leaders from the four Kansas tribes … Continue reading

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Diabetes Prevention Program Holding Weight-Loss Classes

January 14, 2014 –   The Diabetes Prevention Program team is (left to right) Kathy Sterbenz, R.N., Cody Wilson, and Melinda Williamson.  They offer classes and several exercise programs throughout the reservation each week that are dedicated to living a … Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 – DPp staff 1.jpg The Diabetes Prevention Program team is (left to right) Kathy Sterbenz, R.N., Cody Wilson, and Melinda Williamson. They offer classes and several exercise programs throughout the reservation each week that are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle. MAYETTA: The pring series of classes begins this week that is being offered by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) staff to help people lose wieght and to learn healthy nutritional ways to eat better. Classes are about setting “do-able” weight-loss goals, preparing healthy meals and having fun while increasing an exercise routine. The first class will be held Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with another class scheduled for Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Classes are held in the DPP suite of offices located in the Prairie Band Health Center. Classes are open to the community and are held weekly for 16 weeks. The Potawtomi News ran a series of DPP success weight-loss stories in 2013 where members offered testimonials about how the program works. In general, approximately 25-30 pounds can be taken off in the four month span by following the program’s goals. Unlike Weight Watchers or other commercialized weight-loss programs, the DPP program offers in-depth individualized coaching and attention to participants. The DPP staff includes Melinda Williamson, Kathy Sterbenz and Cody Wilson and more about the program can be found at http://www.pbpindiantribe.com/health-and-wellness.aspx

January 13, 2014 – MAYETTA:  Venida Chenault, a tribal member, has been selected as the new President of Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) in Lawrence, Kan.  Chenault has been serving as the school’s vice president of academic affairs since 2004 and … Continue reading

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Roy Hale Selected for Holton/Jackson County Hall of Fame

January 10, 2014 – MAYETTA: Roy Hale, 84, a lifelong reservation resident, has been selected as one of four inductees into the 2014 Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. Hale, along with Rich and Lynne Mulroy and the … Continue reading

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