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 »

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 »