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 […]
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 […]
April 13, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: CPN and the OTC go to the U.S. Supreme Court

In the wake of last week’s decision by an arbitrator against the State of Oklahoma‘s attempts to collect state and local sales taxes on non-tribal members […]