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 »

Concerning the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s detachment

Here are the facts about the City of Shawnee’s actions towards the lands held in trust by the United States Federal Government belonging to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution vests Congress the authority to engage in relations with Native American tribal governments. Challenges to this principle began Read More »

City must grant CPN hearing on detachment

  A Pottawatomie County judge ruled Dec. 19, 2014 that the Shawnee City Commission must grant Citizen Potawatomi Nation a public hearing on its Sept. 10, 2014 detachment request. The Tribe requested formal detachment of Tribal land after city officials, in an attempt to collect a municipal sales tax, claimed CPN’s properties lay inside its Read More »