Shawnee Sister Cities participants visit CPN Eagle Aviary

In 1987 the Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo company opened for business in Shawnee, Okla., an event that tied the Oklahoma town with a fellow municipality in Japan. The sister city relationship with Nikaho was formalized by then-Shawnee Mayor Pierre F. Taron Jr. due to the Japanese city’s own ties with TDK and its home as Read More »

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, Okla., the June 24, 2014 municipal elections were seen as a referendum on the city commission’s actions over the past year, including threats of litigation toward neighboring tribes. CPN Read More »