Author Archives: Abigail Heitzman

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in Victory for Tribal Sovereignty

June 15, 2023 – The United State Supreme Court issued its ruling on the Haaland v. Brackeen case today, June 15, 2023, which protects tribal sovereignty and the rights of Native American families in regards to the adoption and fostering … Continue reading

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PBPN Education Pathways One-to-One Sessions – Now Scheduling Appointments!

Pathways Printable Flyer PDF The PBPN Education Department staff will be providing 1:1 assistance to complete your PBPN Higher Education Undergraduate Application. Staff will also provide a FAFSA overview, college funding FAQs, and application overview and deadlines. The Pathways 1:1 … Continue reading

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PBPN Tribal PD Hosting Vehicle Auction 6/14 – 6/28

To view the full Vehicle Auction Flyer PDF with links to larger images, bidding sheets, and more information, click or tap any of the images below or open the PBPN Auto Auction 2023 file. More information: Full Vehicle Auction 2023 … Continue reading

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Reps. García, Underwood, Davids, LaTurner, Mann and Sens. Moran, Marshall Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Shab-eh-nay Band Reservation Settlement Act

May 9, 2023 — WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Sharice Davids (KS-03), Jake LaTurner (KS-02), and Tracey Mann (KS-01) along with Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Roger Marshall (R-KS), reintroduced the Prairie Band … Continue reading

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PBPN Community Celebrates Earth Day

The PBPN Division of Planning and Environmental Protection (PEP) organized a Community Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, May 7, at Prairie Peoples Park, with the participation of other departments and community members. The event included various activities such as a … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Student Recognition Night 2023

The 2023 Title VI/JOM/Boys & Girls Club Student Recognition Night was held Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Prairie Band Casino. Over 350 people were in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of Title VI/JOM/BGC students in grades K-12. Click on … Continue reading

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Enrollment Review Committee Members Sworn-In

4.11.23 Mick McDonald, Stephanie Jim, Georgia Smith, and Tosha Wilson were sworn in as the newest members of the Enrollment Review Committee today during a brief ceremony. PBPN Tribal Chairman Joseph Rupnick officiated the swearing-in. The Enrollment Review Committee meets … Continue reading

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Community Celebrates Easter with Egg Hunts and Prizes

  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation hosted a Community Easter Egg Hunt event on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at the Prairie Peoples Park campgrounds. The event was organized by the PBPN Community Events planning group, which is led by Boys … Continue reading

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Tribal Member Dustin Goslin Receives Native American 40 Under 40 Award for 2023

April 5, 2023 — The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announced the 2023 class of Native American 40 Under 40 award recipients. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation tribal member Dustin Goslin was recognized for his work as Vice … Continue reading

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Garden Tilling for Tribal Members

The PBP Land Department is taking requests for garden tilling on the reservation for Tribal members. This service is available for any Tribal member who lives on the reservation and wants to have a garden. The service is not limited … Continue reading

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