March 28, 2014

Chairman Barrett speaks on the City of Shawnee sales tax demands

Bozho Nikan, (Hello, my friend)Tribes and City government disputes seldom make headlines. Most recently, and unfortunately, they have. The sales tax controversy in which the City […]
April 8, 2014

City of Shawnee campaign continues despite meeting with tribes

At its latest meeting on April 7, the Shawnee City Commission voted to authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to request formal mediation with other […]
April 21, 2014

Shawnee City Commission undermines tribal sovereignty at detriment to Pottawatomie County

With 38 federally recognized Tribes, Oklahoma, formerly called Indian Territory, is home to the second largest Native American population in the United States. Tribes in the […]
July 8, 2014

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 […]
October 6, 2014

City Commission adds new members; some incumbents remain hostile to tribes

Editor’s note: The following is an updated version of this article which ran in the Oct. 2014 print edition of the Hownikan. For many in Shawnee, […]
October 15, 2014

Citizen Potawatomi Nation files civil complaint requesting action on detachment petition

 The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has filed a civil complaint in Pottawatomie County District Court requesting action on a detachment petition initially filed with the City of […]
November 3, 2014

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 […]
December 3, 2014

City of Shawnee update: December 2014

At the October 6 Shawnee City Commission meeting, Commissioner Keith Hall opened proceedings by saying he wished to clarify the intent of a motion he had […]
January 19, 2015

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 […]