Monthly Archives: March 2022

2nd Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

The FDA has Authorized a Second Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people over … Continue reading

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Representative Dr. Ponka-We Victors-Cozad Rejects Representative Wheeler’s Apology for Racially Insensitive Comment

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2022 Contact: Representative Dr. Ponka-We Victors-Cozad ponka-we.victors#house.ks.gov On March 23, 2022 was a monumental moment in history when I presided over the Kansas House of Representatives but the occasion was marred with a racially insensitive … Continue reading

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STATEMENT: State Rep. John Wheeler’s Words and Actions Degraded a Historic Moment for Native Americans in Kansas

March 24, 2022 Mayetta, KS – The following is a statement from Chairman Joseph Rupnick, chairman of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, in response to state Rep. John Wheeler’s (R-Garden City) public anti-Native American mockery on the House Floor: “One … Continue reading

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Mitchell Sworn-In as PBPN Election Board Alternate

3.24.22 Mary Wabnum Mitchell was sworn in as Alternate for the Election Board today during a brief ceremony. PBPN Tribal Chairman Joseph Rupnick officiated the swearing-in. The Election Board is a General Council Committee of the Tribal Council and conducts … Continue reading

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Tribal Police Close Area as a Precaution Due to the Discovery of a Suspicious Device

March 22, 2022 – Mayetta, KAN – Tribal Police closed down Buffalo Drive and enforced a perimeter after officers found a possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while serving a search warrant at a residence there. During the search, officers discovered … Continue reading

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Accepts EPA Grants to Purchase Lower Emission Vehicles

March 18, 2022 Mayetta, KAN (March 18, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) selected for award of a $489,155 grant to establish lower-emission diesel projects to upgrade their municipal fleet. … Continue reading

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Illinois House of Representatives Adopts Resolution in Support of PBPN’s Efforts to Reclaim Reservation in Northern Illinois

For Immediate Release March 16, 2022 Contact Rebecca Evans rebecca@sgstrategies.com | (312) 888-1983   STATEMENT: Illinois House of Representatives Adopts Resolution in Support of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Efforts to Reclaim Reservation in Northern Illinois Houses, state park now sit … Continue reading

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Legislators Introduce Resolution to Address the Illegal Sale of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Reservation in Northern Illinois

Houses, state park now sit on a 1,000+ acre Reservation **media interviews available upon request** SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Illinois lawmakers today introduced a resolution that would support Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s efforts to build on its history as an original … Continue reading

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Legislators Support PBPN’s Efforts to Get Land Back in Northern IL

ADVISORY: 11 a.m. TODAY Legislators Announce House Resolution 504 to Address the Illegal Sale of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Reservation in Northern Illinois Houses, state park now sit on a 1,000+ acre Reservation WHO: State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) State … Continue reading

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Land Management To Till Gardens for Members on the Reservation

Garden planting time is right around the corner. PBPN Land Management is taking requests to till gardens for Tribal members who live on the Reservation. Keep in mind that all paperwork must be completed, returned to the Land Management Office … Continue reading

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