“LET’S LOOK CLOSER” Tonya Tipton is a Shawnee citizen and has been serving as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) in a full-time capacity for the past two years. Tonya joined the tribe’s staff as Enrollment Officer in 2016, but she also helped coordinate the tribe’s responses to the numerous requests for consultation that pour […]
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.