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Renaming of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation

In February of 1996, Citizen Potawatomi members from across the United States cast their vote during a special secretarial election to officially change the tribe’s name from “The Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe of Oklahoma” to “The Citizen Potawatomi Nation” to reflect its status as a sovereign nation. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior authorized the special election, which differed from …

Rural Water District #3

Rural Water District 3, which serves 60 percent of the Pottawatomie County’s geographic area, including the municipalities of Asher, Wanette and Dale, is the only Tribal-owned enterprise that is a public utility. It began serving the region in 1997, however, the district was in dire economic straights when the Tribe took over in October 2007. Since then, the district’s water …