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Chief Barnes Op-Ed:

Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe and other tribal nations.

The Shawnee Tribe has a long, proven, and unbroken history. Although the U.S. government forced us to operate within the confines of the Cherokee Nation, our government never ceased to exist. That is why, 21 years ago, Congress acknowledged our sovereignty and restored our government-to-government relationship with the United States.

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Shawnee Tribe Office of Emergency Management: Ongoing Grass Fire Near Guymon, OK

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on December 15, 2021, a grass fire was reported approximately 20 miles west of Guymon, OK. This fire, at last…

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The Nightmare and the Dream

An Essay About the NABS Boarding School Healing Virtual Summit

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Cherokee Nation, Shawnee Tribe Join To Designate Cultural Preserve In Northeast Oklahoma

WHITE OAK, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Chief of the Shawnee Tribe Benjamin Barnes signed a Memorandum of…

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