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Citizen Potawatomi Nation closes cultural center due to damage

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma has closed its Cultural Heritage Center due to water damage.

Chairman John Barrett said the center suffered significant damage on March 31. Thousands of gallons of water flooded the building and destroyed artifacts and exhibits.

“This is a terrible cultural loss for the Potawatomi people,” Barrett said in a press release, The Shawnee News-Star reported. He said the center likely won't be repaired in time for a tribal reunion in June.

On March 24, the center played host to a meeting between tribal leaders and city officials in Shawnee over the collection of sales taxes.

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Water damage forces closure of Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Cultural Heritage Center (AP 4/3)
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center closed due to water damage (The Shawnee News-Star 4/2)

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