Tribal land detachment fails despite no opposing public comments

On January 20, 2015, City of Shawnee commissioners denied a request from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation to detach its tribal lands south of the North Canadian River. The hearing on the issue was ordered by a Pottawatomie County judge after a city court clerk denied the tribe’s Sept. 10, 2014 detachment request. Shawnee City Clerk Read More »

CPN stands against Propositions 1 & 2

Local friends and CPN members, On November 4 those of you living in Shawnee will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 1 & 2 to amend the Shawnee City Charter on detachment issues. If passed, these charter changes will have a negative impact on our community. Although this was directed at Citizen Potawatomi Nation Read More »

The illegal annexation of tribal land by the City of Shawnee

Editor’s note: On July 7, the Shawnee City Commission voted to move forward with a resolution that would amend the City’s Charter regarding de-annexation applications by property owners. The move was supported by a small majority on the Commission including Mayor Wes Mainord and Vice-Mayor James Harrod and was initiated by City Commissioner Keith Hall Read More »