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City sets hearing on Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment

The FireLake Corner Store in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Photo from Citizen Potawatomi Nation

The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, will hold a public hearing tonight on a land detachment petition submitted by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

The tribe filed the petition after the city claimed tribal businesses must collect the city's five percent sales tax. The city has halted the effort but the tribe still wants a formal declaration that its trust lands do not fall under local jurisdiction.

A map of the lands covered by the petition. Image from Citizen Potawatomi Nation

The petition covers 1,724 acres of trust land. The properties are shown in pink on the image above.

Get the Story:
City Commission: Land detachment issue returns (The Shawnee News-Star 1/20)
Shawnee Told To Give CPN Hearing On Detachment (The Tecumseh Countywide News 1/7)

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