October 4, 2018

Beyond the badge

Not much in life slows down Citizen Potawatomi Nation police officer Kurt Shirey. In fact, some consider him to be the Nation’s Energizer Bunny. Before coming […]
April 5, 2016

Arbitrator rules in favor of Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Oklahoma Tax Commission dispute

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has lost in its attempt to unlawfully collect sales taxes from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.  Arbitrator Daniel J. Boudreau, former State of […]
February 17, 2015

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]