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Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than $100,000 to local schools
Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than $100,000 to local schools (February 20, 2019)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to support public school districts in Oklahoma.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation hits end of the line at Supreme Court
Citizen Potawatomi Nation hits end of the line at Supreme Court (October 15, 2018)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
Indian law professors join campaign against Brett Kavanaugh (October 4, 2018)

Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)

Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.


Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory
Citizen Potawatomi Nation faces challenge to taxation victory (July 20, 2016)

An arbitrator sided with the tribe in a major sales tax dispute but the state of Oklahoma is looking to appeal.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation members serve on city commission
Citizen Potawatomi Nation members serve on city commission (June 29, 2016)

The tribe's involvement in the election drew controversy in Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner
Editorial: Treat Citizen Potawatomi Nation as a business partner (June 21, 2016)

No rough patches in a partnership should be allowed to bring local political discourse to a tribal or racial level.


Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)

The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation disputes link to bribery investigation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation disputes link to bribery investigation (September 16, 2015)

A former city commissioner is accusing the tribe and its representatives of threatening to hurt his business.


Official in Oklahoma makes bizarre claim about HEARTH Act
Official in Oklahoma makes bizarre claim about HEARTH Act (August 7, 2015)

The vice mayor in Shawnee gets everything wrong about the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation signs $5M agreement with university
Citizen Potawatomi Nation signs $5M agreement with university (August 6, 2015)

Up to 60 students will be able to attend St. Gregory's University in Shawnee without paying tuition.


Comanche Nation boxer set for next match on home territory
Comanche Nation boxer set for next match on home territory (August 4, 2015)

George Tahdooahnippah, a 36-year-old father of five, returns to Oklahoma after a tough match in Denmark.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches new battle in war with city
Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches new battle in war with city (June 9, 2015)

The tribe blames city employees for causing $1.2 million in damage at the Cultural Heritage Center, which has been closed for over a year.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation alleges retaliation in dispute with city
Citizen Potawatomi Nation alleges retaliation in dispute with city (June 4, 2015)

The tribe blames flooding at its cultural center on city employees who allegedly tampered with the water system.


Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop
Energy Department to host tribal renewable energy workshop (June 1, 2015)

Chris Deschene, a member of the Navajo Nation who is the new director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, will be at the event in Oklahoma.


Indictment and guilty plea over Citizen Potawatomi Nation theft
Law
Indictment and guilty plea over Citizen Potawatomi Nation theft (April 29, 2015)

The former executive director of the tribe's community development corporation pleaded guilty to theft and a second person who was allegedly involved in the scheme has been indicted.


Annual journey along Potawatomi Trail of Death being held in June
Annual journey along Potawatomi Trail of Death being held in June (April 9, 2015)

In 1838, the Potawatomi people were forced to walk 660 miles from their homelands in Indiana to Kansas.


City rejects Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment petition
City rejects Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment petition (January 22, 2015)

Supporters of the tribe appeared to outnumber opponents but city officials deadlocked on the tribe's request.


City sets hearing on Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment
City sets hearing on Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment (January 20, 2015)

The tribe wants a formal declaration that its trust lands do not fall under local jurisdiction.


Oklahoma claims Citizen Potawatomi Nation must collect taxes
Oklahoma claims Citizen Potawatomi Nation must collect taxes (November 25, 2014)

The tribe has not agreed to state taxation of its enterprises.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation debuts FireLake Fry Bread Taco
Citizen Potawatomi Nation debuts FireLake Fry Bread Taco (November 13, 2014)

The new restaurant offers fry bread and dishes based on traditional foods like corn, bean and bison.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation sues city over detachment petition
Citizen Potawatomi Nation sues city over detachment petition (October 17, 2014)

The tribe wants to make clear that the city of Shawnee lacks jurisdiction over its trust lands.


City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax
City in Oklahoma ends effort to force tribes to collect sales tax (October 8, 2014)

It looks like a months-long controversy has finally been put to rest.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation seeks to detach trust land from city
Citizen Potawatomi Nation seeks to detach trust land from city (October 7, 2014)

The city has been trying to force the tribe to collect a tax on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Case in Point: Citizen Potawatomi Nation develops an economy
Case in Point: Citizen Potawatomi Nation develops an economy (July 18, 2014)

Researcher discusses how the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma built its economy.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation says 1991 ruling resolved tax issue
Citizen Potawatomi Nation says 1991 ruling resolved tax issue (May 12, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma is citing the same ruling as the city of Shawnee in a dispute over sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation ties flooding at center to city water
Citizen Potawatomi Nation ties flooding at center to city water (April 29, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma said its Cultural Heritage Center will remain closed after suffering major water damage.


Linda Capps: Citizen Potawatomi Nation is a good neighbor
Linda Capps: Citizen Potawatomi Nation is a good neighbor (April 21, 2014)

Linda Capps, the vice chairman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, explains how tribe spends its tax revenue.


Opinion: City looking for agreement with tribes over sales taxes
Opinion: City looking for agreement with tribes over sales taxes (April 10, 2014)

Keith Hall, a commissioner in Shawnee, Oklahoma, says the city wants to reach agreement with tribes over the taxation of goods sold to non-Indians.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes
Citizen Potawatomi Nation objects to mediation for sales taxes (April 9, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation questioned why the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is pursuing mediation over sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation closes cultural center due to damage
Citizen Potawatomi Nation closes cultural center due to damage (April 3, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma has closed its Cultural Heritage Center due to water damage.


Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes
Oklahoma might side with city in dispute over tribes and taxes (March 27, 2014)

The state of Oklahoma might step into a sales tax dispute between the city of Shawnee and four tribes, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree said.


Oklahoma tribes meet with city to discuss dispute over sales tax
Oklahoma tribes meet with city to discuss dispute over sales tax (March 25, 2014)

Leaders of four tribes met with the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Monday to discuss a dispute over sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax
Citizen Potawatomi Nation accuses city of bullying on sales tax (March 20, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is firing back at Mayor Wes Mainord of Shawnee, Oklahoma, who is blaming tribes for a $4 million loss in sales tax revenue.


City won't provide sales tax information to Oklahoma tribes
City won't provide sales tax information to Oklahoma tribes (March 17, 2014)

The mayor of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is holding back sales tax information from four tribes despite claims that their businesses are hurting revenues.


Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax
Oklahoma tribes might walk away from meeting over sales tax (March 13, 2014)

A highly anticipated meeting between the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and four tribes is in jeopardy.


Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes
Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes (February 28, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, plans to meet with tribes on March 24 to discuss a controversial sales tax issue.


City cites Supreme Court ruling in push for sales tax from tribes
City cites Supreme Court ruling in push for sales tax from tribes (February 24, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, says a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1991 requires tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Tribes seek more information about city's request for sales tax
Tribes seek more information about city's request for sales tax (February 19, 2014)

Four tribes are asking the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, for more information about its request for sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation plans to create separate community
Citizen Potawatomi Nation plans to create separate community (February 18, 2014)

The leader of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma plans to form a separate community in response to the city of Shawnee's demand for sales taxes.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation questions city's taxation stance
Citizen Potawatomi Nation questions city's taxation stance (February 6, 2014)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma is disputing a request to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales
Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales (February 5, 2014)

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is asking four tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians.


Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Citizen Potawatomi  Nation
Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Citizen Potawatomi Nation (November 22, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit Oklahoma on Monday to meet with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.


 Citizen Potawatomi Nation  asks BIA to rule on land status
Citizen Potawatomi Nation asks BIA to rule on land status (March 29, 2013)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma could regain ownership of the site of a former Indian school. The nearly 20-acre site was deeded to Pottawatomie County in 1959 for "school...


Marine Corps News: Citizen Potawatomi  woman proud   of roots
Marine Corps News: Citizen Potawatomi woman proud of roots (November 27, 2012)

"Pride is an innate trait woven into the fabric of Phyllis Hurlock’s life. As a civilian program analyst working for Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) at Quantico, Hurlock takes pride...


Editorial: Citizen Potawatomi Nation returning to Kansas
Editorial: Citizen Potawatomi Nation returning to Kansas (October 28, 2011)

"As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood, our neighbors in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation remind us they have a second reason to celebrate. They will be celebrating the...


Rande Payne: Disenrollment    threatens tribal sovereignty
Rande Payne: Disenrollment threatens tribal sovereignty (October 28, 2011)

"I found the Sept. 29 Sierra Star article by Carmen George about disenrollment of Chukchansi tribal members very informative and well written, although it is very disheartening to see what...


Citizen Potawatomi Nation developing 400-acre industrial park
Citizen Potawatomi Nation developing 400-acre industrial park (September 15, 2011)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma is developing a 400-acre industrial park. In order to attract business to the facility, the tribe is working with A-OK Railroad and Union Pacific...


Citizen Potawatomi Nation presents final $30K to Salvation Army
Citizen Potawatomi Nation presents final $30K to Salvation Army (August 17, 2011)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma presented a final $30,000 check to the Salvation Army. The tribe has donated a total of $150,000 to the Shawnee Advisory Board Endowment Campaign....


City won't oppose Citizen Potawatomi Nation land-into-trust bid
City won't oppose Citizen Potawatomi Nation land-into-trust bid (July 7, 2011)

The city council in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, said it won't oppose a Citizen Potawatomi Nation land-into-trust application. The tribe wants several properties placed in trust. City officials are worried about the...