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Hale Sworn-In To PBPN Gaming Commission

8.26.21 Joseph “Chago” Hale, Jr. was sworn in as Gaming Commissioner #1 during a brief ceremony today. PBPN Tribal Chairman Joseph Rupnick officiated the event. The Gaming Commission is the Nation’s regulatory entity for all gaming enterprises. Hale won his … Continue reading

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2021 Run Off Election Results

8.21.21 The 2021 Run Off Election for Gaming Commissioner #1 revealed Chago Hale as the winner, receiving 341 votes (54.30%). Incumbent Lisa Wamego received 287 votes (45.70%). Results are considered unofficial pending the three-day protest period, after which the results … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Do You Need an Additional Dose?

8.17.21 Effective August 13, 2021, the CDC recommends that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised receive an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least 28 days after the completion of the initial mRNA COVID-19 … Continue reading

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PBPN Education Loan Payment Program Available

8.16.21 The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Education Department has funds available for the Loan Payment Program. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible tribal members. Funds are available from now until December 31, 2021 or until … Continue reading

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PBP Nation First Tribe Approved Under USDA Hemp Final Rule

8.13.21 PBPN RESERVATION – On July 13, 2021, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation was the first tribe to receive official approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Nation’s Tribal Hemp Plan amendments under the Final Rule … Continue reading

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Nation Seeks One for Charitable Contributions Committee

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is seeking one enrolled PBPN member for the Charitable Contributions Committee. The Nation continually strives to build relationships with neighboring communities in which we live and do business. One way we achieve this goal is … Continue reading

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Notice of Vacancy – 1 Tax Commissioner

8.4.21 The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation seeks one (1) interested person to serve on the Tax Commission. Primary responsibilities include the administration of the below PBPN Law & Order Codes, attendance of quarterly and special Tax Commission Meetings, and all … Continue reading

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New Guidance on COVID-19 and the Delta Variant

7.29.21 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance around masking and the COVID-19 Delta variant on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Here are a few key takeaways: The CDC recommends everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear … Continue reading

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PBPN Enrollment Options Open for Comment

7.29.21 The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council requests all tribal members age 18 and over to review and provide comment on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Enrollment Options. Comment can include but is not limited to which options should be … Continue reading

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2021 PBPN Ethics and Gaming Commission Swearing-In

7.29.21 The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation completed the swearing-in ceremony today for incumbent Gaming Commissioner #2 Joe Mitchell along with the newly elected Ethics Commissioners Angela Greemore-Wahweotten as Chairperson, Royetta Rodewald as Vice-Chairperson, and Virginia LeClere as Secretary. PBPN Chairman … Continue reading

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