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 Notice for Food Sales on Reservation
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 Pahmahmie Sworn in as Treasurer
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 Wade Pahmahmie wins Tribal Council Treasurer Special Election
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 PBP Nation contributes $62,250 to NE Kansas Organizations
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 PBPN Summer Youth Work Program
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 PBHS Awarded Substantial Contract
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 Gaming Commission Election Calendar
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 Juanita Jessepe Wins Runoff Election
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 Special General Council Meeting
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 PBC&R Tribal Internship Opportunity
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 Special Election Calendar
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 Tribal Council Person #3 Special Election Results
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 Tribal Council Treasurer Resigns
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 BGC taking Valentine's Orders
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 2017 1st Qtr General Council Meeting
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 Education and HR Offices Move
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 BGC 2017 Membership Forms
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 THCP Seeking Beadwork
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 Wamego Selected as CEO of Prairie Band, LLC
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 Special Election Filing Deadline Extended
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 150th Road Under Construction
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 Native American Congressional Internship
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 JOM Seeking Board Members
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 PBPN Thanksgiving Hours
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 Military Christmas Gift Drive
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 Special Election Notice
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 PBPN Collecting Donations for Standing Rock
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 Tribal Council Member Resigns
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 Special Election Calendar
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 Two Vacancies on PBPEC Executive Board of Directors
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 Halloween Candy Buyback
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 Enrollment Discussion Scheduled
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 PBPN Contributes $83,000 to NE Kansas Organizations
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 Indigenous Peoples Day
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 Supplemental Bison Meat for PBPN Elders
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 Advance Voting Station on PBPN Reservation
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 We-Ta-Se Powwow in Review
The Annual We-Ta-Se Powwow was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Prairie Peoples Park. Read More
 PBCR Gaming Expansion: Phase II Complete
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 PBPN Accepting Donations for Standing Rock
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 PBPN Sends Supplies to Standing Rock
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 Education Dept. Offering Incentive
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 Members Only Portal
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 2016 Tribal Health Summit Re-Cap
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 2016 Tribal Council Run-Off Election Results
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 Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Supports Standing Rock Sioux
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 Run Off Election Information
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 PBPN Transit Offline 8/24/16
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 2016 Elections Results and Run Offs
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 2016 Peace & Dignity Journeys Runners Heading to the PBPN Reservation
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 BGC installs "One Way" Traffic Signs
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 Identity Theft Prevention
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 Charitable Contributions 2nd Quarter Awards
The Charitable Contributions Committee hosted an awards ceremony for the 2016 - 2nd Quarter recipients at the Rock Building. Read More
 2nd Quarter General Council Meeting
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 Tips to Stay Healthy in the Summer Heat
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 Winners List for the 2016 Powwow
Here is a complete listing of all winners at the 2016 Potawatomi Powwow. Read More
 Housing Office - 1/2 Day Re-location
Housing office relocating to We-Ta-Se conference room for half of the day on Friday, July 8, 2016. Read More
 Social Services Logo Contest
The Social Services is in the market for a new logo! Read More
 Transit Service Offline 7/15/16
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 Seeking Miss Potawatomi Ambassador Candidates
The 2016 Potawatomi Gathering is seeking candidates for the 2016 Miss Potawatomi Ambassador. Read More
 Prairie Band Bingo is Open!
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 Governor Proclamation
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 Ben-no-tteh Wigwam Powwow Photo Gallery
The Ben-no-tteh Wigwam held a powwow on May 19th to recognize their students and their achievements! Here are a few pictures from the day... Read More
 Housing Office - Phones are Back
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 Click It or Ticket on PBPN Rez
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 Seeking Princess Applicants
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 PBPN Tribal Treasurer Farewell
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 Housing Office Remodel Underway
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 2016 Election Candidates
Complete listing of 2016 Election Candidates.

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 Election Committee Accepting Forum Questions
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 PBPN Rez, So Fresh and So Clean
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reservation benefited from a Community Cleanup Event on Friday, April 15, 2016 sponsored by the Planning and Environmental Protection department in recognition of Earth Day. Read More
 PBPN Makes $70,000 Contribution to NE Kansas Organizations
$70,000 Distributed to Northeast Kansas Organizations and Events in the 1st Quarter of 2016. Read More
 Storm Spotting in Tornado Alley
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 Well Closure Project
The Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service, is offering to properly close water wells located on the PBPN Reservation. Read More
 Fascinating Feet
"Healthy Feet for a Healthier You" course provides a wealth of information regarding the body's foundation, the feet. Read More
 Prairie Band Bingo Coming Soon!
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 April - National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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 Childcare Public Notice
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 Lagoon Closures this Spring
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 BIA Releases EIS Scoping Meeting Transcript
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 Indian Affairs 2016 Student Leadership Summer Institute
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 New Native American Water Corp Training Program
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 Native American Legislative Day
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 AIHREA Summer Internship
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 Free Tax Assistance
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 Shabehnay Project Slowly Progressing
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 PBPN Social Services - TFAP Notice
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 BIA initiates Environmental Impact Statement
The Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs has given a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Proposed Trust Acquisition and Gaming Facility Project, DeKalb County, Illinois. A meeting will be held on January 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. Read More
 First General Council Meeting of 2016
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 IHS Health Professions Extern Program
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 Personal Sales Tax Exemption
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 Tribal Council Sponsoring 7th Annual Military Christmas Gift Drive
The 7th Annual Military Christmas Gift Drive is underway!

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 Reminder to Update Per Capita Information

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 Graduation Incentive Now Available
Graduation Incentive is Now Available.

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 PBPN’s Nïshnabemwen App available on Apple’s App Store
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Language and Cultural Department along with Thorton Media, Inc. are happy to announce the availability of the Nïshnabemwen iOS learning app, available through Apple’s App store.  The app is developed for an iOS platform, meaning it is only usable on Apple iOS touch devices, such as, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Read More
 General Manager Organizes Ad Hoc Inspection Committee of Department Leaders
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 Ethics Commissioners Sworn In
Ethics Commissioners Mamie Rupnicki, Rencie Eteeyan and Kassie James were sworn in on July 30 at a ceremony held at the Bingo Hall. Read More
 Notice on Road Closure for Repair
Road 158 between J and K is closed for repair.   Read More
 Ethics Commission Election Results
Unofficial Ethics Commission Election results. Read More
 Special Tribute Paid to Prairie Band Potawatomi's Jim Potter by Banner Creek Science Center Board

Former Tribal Council Secretary Jim Potter (deceased) was honored in Holton for his service on the Banner Creek Science Center Board last night.

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 Prairie Band LLC Open House Snaps
Prairie Band, LLC held an open house today at its headquarters at 190th Rd and U.S. Highway 75.  Read More
 PBPN Elders Win Bronze in Bowling at National Senior Games
Emery Hale and Arlene Wahwasuck took third place for a Bronze medal in bowling at the National Senior Games in Minnesota recently. Read More
 158 Road Now Open
Jeannie Howley, Road & Bridge Specialist, announced that 158 Road is now open and detour signs have been removed.  Read More
 Ethics Commission Election Coming Up
The Ethics Commission Election will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the Bingo Hall. Read More
 Obama Signs Kansas Disaster Declaration
President Obama has declared federal aid for local storm recovery efforts in Kansas and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will receive part of that aid.  Read More
 Prairie Band Firefighter Wins Toughest Competitor Alive at World Police and Fire Games
Bruce Coates who works for the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department won a gold medal in the Toughest Competitor Alive category in the 40-49 year old heavy weight category at the Fairfax World Police and Fire Games.    Read More
 PBPN Land Buy-Back Program Completes Sales
The Prairie Band Land Buy-Back Program has completed its sales and no longer taking offers.  Offer packages that were postmarked by June 8 are being processed.  Read More
 Dorothy Kiyukan New Gaming Commissioner
Dorothy Kiyukan was sworn in to office as a Gaming Commissioner this morning at the Bingo Hall. Read More
 PBPN Charitable Contributions Ceremony
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation held its 2nd Quarter Charitable Contributions Ceremony on July 9 and donated $70,800 to 21 organizations.  Read More
 Learning Language Fun
The Language Department is offering different class topics and times this summer to spice things up and to offer fun for all. Read More
 NCAI Mid Year Conference Update
Three Tribal Council officers are attending the National Congress of American Indians 2015 Mid Year Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota this week.  Read More
 DOI Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes
The DOI has announced an updated rule that will reform the regulatory process by which the Department of Interior officially recognizes Indian tribes.  Read More
 158 Rd Partial Closure Update
Road & Bridge recently released a statement that 158 Rd between O Road and P Road continues to be closed for a major repair. Read More
 Tribal Website Wins Best Online Digital Publication Award
The tribal website has won an award as Best Online Digital Publication by the Native American Journalists Association.  Read More
 Ethics Commission Election Ballots in the Mail
Ballots for the upcoming Ethics Commission Election were mailed June 10.  Read More
 Update on Road Closures on the Reservation
Here is an update on the partial or full road closures on the reservation.  Read More
 Pow-wow Winners

Winners list from Prairie Band Potawatomi pow-wow last weekend

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 Pow wow On!

Pow wow competition began at 3 p.m. today and weather permitting will continue into tomorrow.

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 It's BBQ and Powwow Time!
This weekend is a big one on the Prairie Band reservation with a BBQ contest and festival at the casino and the PBPN annual powwow to be held. Read More
 Tribal Police Department Hold Open House
The Tribal Police Department held an open house today that drew a large crowd. Read More
 Let's Go to the Hop!
The Firekeepers Elder Center held an old-fashioned sock hop yesterday. Read More
 Our Lady of the Snows Parish 100 Year Anniversary Sunday
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Parish will celebrate its 100 year anniversary on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m.  Read More
 DOJ Proposes Improving Access to Voting for Native Americans
The Department of Justice is proposing legislation that would require states or localities whose territory includes part or all of an Indian reservation, an Alaska Native village, or other tribal lands to locate at least one polling place in a venue selected by the tribal government.   Read More
 Symetra Tour Coming Back to Firekeeper Golf Course
The Symetra Tour, Road to th LPGA will hold one of their five Potawatomi cup events at Firekeeper Golf Course Sept. 11-13.   Read More
 Childcare Pow-wow Held
The Prairie Band Early Childhood Education Center pow-wow and graduation ceremonies were held May 14 at the Bingo Hall. Read More
 Marty Stuart to Perform at Casino
Country music legend Marty Stuart will be performing at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort on Sunday, May 24.   Read More
 Haskell Commencement Held
Haskell Indian Nations University held its commencement ceremonies May 8 and Secretary of the Department of Interior Sally Jewell gave the key address. Read More
 Road & Bridge Helps News
Road & Bridge crew members Tanner Shobney and Evan Evans helped the News on Monday after its car got stuck in the mud.    Read More
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 PBPN and VA Hold Signing Ceremony for Native American Direct Home Loan Program
PBPN leaders and VA dignitaries came together next today for a signing ceremony and Veterans Benefits Fair to announce a Native American Direct Loan program for veterans.  Read More
 Three Candidates File for Ethics Commission Election
Three candidates have filed for the Ethics Commission Election scheduled for July 25.  Read More
 Arlene Wahwasuck Named Haskell Outstanding Alumni for 2015
Tribal member Arlene (Shipshee) Wahwasuck has been named the 2015 Haskell Outstanding Alumni of the Year.  Read More
 Land Buy-Back Presentation in Wisconsin Dells Coming Up
A landowner presentation/workshop will be held May 1 and 2 at Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Land Buy-Back Program local staff will be on hand to answer questions.  Read More
 Free Lettermen Concert at Casino
The Lettermen will give a free concert this coming Thursday, April 30 at Prairie Band Casino & Resort at 8 p.m.  Doors open at 7 p.m.    Read More
 Don Don LeClere Employee of the Year
Don Don LeClere, a long-time employee who works in Maintenance/Construction, was named the Employee of the Year today at the All-Employee meeting held at the Bingo Hall.  Matt Simpson and Verna Potts were also named Employee of the Quarter for fall and winter. Read More
 Casino RV Park Named One of Best in Kansas
The Prairie Band Casino & Resort RV park has been named one of the five best RV parks in Kansas.  Read More
 PBPN Statement on Incident at Casino
The Potawatomi Tribal Police Department has released a statement on an incident at the casino that occurred earlier today. Read More
 Ethics Commission Election Candidate Filing Period Now

The filing period for becoming a candidate for any of the six positions available on the Ethics Commssion began April 16 and runs until April 30. 

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 Photos from Earth Day
Photos taken from Earth Day that was celebrated yesterday in Prairie Peoples Park. Read More
 Cobell Scholars Program Now Available
The Cobell Scholars Program scholarship application is now available and will be managed through the American Indian Graduate Center.   Read More
 EPA Celebrates Earth Day This Sunday and Clean the Rez Day Held
The PBPN EPA Department is kicking off spring this year with Earth Day on Sunday.  Today they organized a Community Clean Up Day where teams picked up trash on the reservation roads.  Read More
 Charitable Contributions Ceremony Held

A Charitable Contributions awards ceremony was held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the casino where $75,225.00 was distributed to nineteen organizations.

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 Photo Snaps of Student Recognition Banquet

Photos taken by the Potawatomi News at the Student Recognition Banquet last night at the Bingo Hall.

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 Purchase Offers Sent to PBPN Fractional Landowners for Land Buy-Back Program
There is $10 million in purchase offers that have been sent to 1,500 landowners with fractional interests at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, according to a media release from the Department of the Interior announced today.  Read More
 Casino Banquet Honors Employees
The Prairie Band Casino & Resort honored its employees at an awards banquet on March 24 at the casino.  Members of the Tribal Council, Casino Entertainment Board and Gaming Commissioners also attended the banquet.  Read More
 Summer Youth Work Program Coming Up
The Education Department is seeking 40 summer youth workers to work in two summer work programs.  Read More
 Minor's Trust Reps Available Next Saturday
Representatives from Providence First Trust Company will be available to discuss Minor's Trust accounts next Saturday at the Government Center's South Conference Room.  Read More
 Student Spotlight on Abby Boeckman for March
Abby Boeckman has been selected the Student in the Spotlight in March by the Education Department. 

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 Take Back the Night Held
The 4th annual Take Back the Night event was held last night in Prairie Peoples Park.  Read More
 Land Buy-Back Program Update
The PBPN Land Buy-Back Program announces that purchase offers will be coming soon for some fractionated landowners.  Read More
 Steve Ortiz Honored With NIGA Chairman Leadership Award
Former Tribal Council Chairperson Steve Ortiz was honored yesterday with the Chairman's Leadership Award at the National Indian Gaming Association's 30th Annual Convention in San Diego.   Read More
 Ethics Commission Election Notices in the Mail on April 8

All positions on the Tribal Ethics Commission are available and will be decided in an election scheduled for July 25. 

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 Hattie Mitchell Selected for Washburn Alumni Award
Tribal Council Treasurer Hattie Mitchell has been selected for the 2014 Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award by the Washburn Alumni Association.  Read More
 Calling all Kids to Easter Eggstravaganza!

Come join in the fun for an Easter egg hunt and other games next Saturday, April 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie Peoples Park. 

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 Potawatomi News Correction on City for Gathering
The 2015 Gathering will be held in Carter, Wisconsin and not Crandon, Wisconsin as was published in the spring issue of the Potawatomi News.  Read More
 Wade Pahmahmie Named Director of Finance

Wade Pahmahmie (PBPN) has been selected as the Director of Finance for the PBPN. 

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 Find Money for College Workshop With the Education Department
A workshop for high school seniors and parents to help them file for federal financial aid will be held Wed., March 25 at the Government Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Read More
 Frequently Asked Questions About the Land Buy-Back Program

Frequently asked questions about the PBPN Land Buy-Back Program.

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 Calling all Marty Kids!
A Marty Indian School Class Reunion is planned for July 9-12 in Marty, South Dakota.  Read More
 PBP Powwow First Weekend in June
The date for the annual PBP powwow has changed this year to the first week in June.  In the past it has been held on the second weekend.  Read More
 Former Chairperson Steve Ortiz to be honored at National Indian Gaming Convention
Steve Ortiz, former PBPN chairperson, will be honored as a recipient of the National Indian Gaming Association's  Chairman's Leadership Award at their annunal convention in San Diego on March 31. Read More
 PBPN National Housing Program Information Updated for 2015
The three National Housing Program documents have been updated on the tribal website for 2015.  These include Renovation & Repair, Down Payment, and Rental Assistance.  Read More
 Tribal Governments Able to Take Criminal Action on Non-Indians
A media release from the National Congress of American Indians about tribes electing to begin jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence.  Read More
 Zach Franz Selected for Student Spotlight
The Department  Education has begun a series called Student Spotlight and their selection this month is Zach Franz who attends the University of Wisconsin.  Read More
 White House Announces Next Phase in Native Youth Initiative at NCAI Winter Session
The White House invited tribal leaders to join the Gen-I challenge, an initiative that focuses on bright futures for Native youth, today during the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Council Winter Session being held this week in Washington, D.C.   Tribal Chairperson Liana Onnen is attending the winter session.  Read More
 PBPN Receives HUD Indian Housing Block Grant
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, along with the other three tribes in Kansas, have received Indian Housing Block Grant funds that were announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.   Read More
 Latest Where Abouts Unknown List from BIA
PBPN Land Buy-Back Program Whereabouts Unknown Accounts (WAU) list provided by the Office of Special Trustee-Horton Agency as of Feb. 13, 2015.  Read More
 Land Buy-Back Program Outreach Meeting Held
An informational meeting was held today at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort for tribal landowners who have interests in trust land located on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reservation.  Read More
 Notice of Gaming Commissioner Vacancy
Tribal Council is seeking applicants for Tribal Gaming Commissioner #1 until March 11.  Read More
 Governor Brownback Visits Prairie Band Reservation

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and members of his staff visited the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Feb. 6 to discuss government to government relations. 

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 The Late Jim Potter Inducted Into Holton Hall of Fame
Over sixty people attended the 2015 Holton/Jackson County Hall of Fame Chamber of Commerce ceremony and dinner last night where the late Jim Potter was selected as one of the inductees.  Read More
 Native American Legislative Day at the Capitol
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Royal Valley Singers & Dancers were the main attraction today at the Capitol and got to perform and interact with Gov. Sam Brownback and other Kansas legislators.  Tribal Council also attended today's event along with other Indian tribes and groups in the state.     Read More
 Royal Valley Native American Singers & Dancers to Perform at Kansas Capitol
The Royal Valley Native American Singers & Dancers and other PBPN are planning to participate in Native American Legislative Day at the Capitol on Feb. 4.   Read More
  PBPN Signs Cooperative Agreement with DOI on Implementation of Land Buy-Back Program
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe were cited in a media release from the White House today regarding the Nation's signing of a cooperative agreement with the DOI to reduce land fractionation in Indian Country.  Read More
 Land Buy-Back Program Looking for IIM Account Holders
The Land Buy-Back Program looking for IIM account holders whose whereabouts are unknown. Read More
 Land Buy-Back Program Tribal Landowner Informational Meeting to be Held
A tribal landowner meeting for persons who have interests in trust land located on the reservation is scheduled for for Feb. 13.  A similar meeting will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Feb. 28.  Read More
 NCAI Lays Out Tribal Priorities to Senate Committee of Indian Affairs
Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians highlighted tribal priorities in front of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs recently. Read More
 Education Department and Friends University Coordinate MBA Program
The Education Department announces an education opportunity for an MBA program with Friends University.  Read More
 PBPN Mourns the Passing of Gary Mitchell
Gary Mitchell, one of the Prairie Band Potawatomi's greatest leaders, passed away today in Topeka. Read More