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, […]
August 17, 2015

Lankford-backed bill seeks to clarify tribal sovereignty from NLRB overreach

Challenges to tribal sovereignty come in many shapes and sizes at the local, state and federal level. A recent trend in Indian Country has been jurisdictional […]
November 12, 2015

OSU leads the way in tribal sovereignty with opening of Center for Sovereign Nations

In the heart of Cowboy country, tribal sovereignty has a new home at the Oklahoma State University Center for Sovereign Nations. Initially funded through a partnership […]
April 18, 2019

Community Garden Work Party

Join the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation‘s community garden work parties held every Tuesday from 2:30 – 4 p.m. and every […]
February 19, 2021

CPN celebrates 25th anniversary of name change

In February 1996, Citizen Potawatomi from across the United States cast their votes during a special secretarial election to reflect the Tribe’s sovereignty as a tribal nation by officially changing its name from the Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe of Oklahoma to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.