Hi ho   ne ho wa se   we ki ni
(Hello my good friend.)
"Procession Before War Dance", Ernest Spybuck    Credit: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (02/5735).
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is primarily located in the heart of central Oklahoma with approximately 4,661 members who live in all parts of the world as of December, 2023. Our tribal government complex is located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Our logo features Tecumseh, a Shawnee warrior and visionary leader, who worked to unite tribes in a common homeland where Indians could live under their own laws and leaders. He died in October 1813, in battle near the area of present day Thamesville, in Toronto, Canada. The LI-SI-WI-NWI in our logo means “Among the Shawnee”
Latest Announcements & Upcoming Events

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Marvin Lee Smith

Obituary

Presidents' Day Closure

Announcement

Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative latest video

Announcement

Delayed opening due to weather

Announcement

477 CLOSURE

Announcement

Tax Prep Services

Tax Preparation Services To make an appointment please call, 405.275.4030, x3506 Location, Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK Start date - February 24, 2024.  Thursday's 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday's 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free income tax filing : Forms 1040 or 1040 SR Eligibility: Total household income of $64,000 or below; AST members and community. Tribal members served first. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Photo ID Social Security Card Medical/Dental Expenses, if any 1099 Form W-2 Form Last Year’s Taxes Charitable Donations Receipts, if any

Marvin Lee Smith

Marvin Lee Smith, 63, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Norman, Oklahoma.  He was born February 1, 1961 to Mickey Smith and Velma Blanchard in Norman, Oklahoma. Marvin was raised and born in Norman, Oklahoma and raised in Little Axe. He lived in Bethel acres for the last 25 years. He attended school in Noble, Oklahoma then Ft. Sill Indian School before joining the U.S. Marine Corps proudly serving his country.  After returning from the marine corps, he returned to Little Axe area and began his career in the pest control business for Terminex then opened his own pest control business "All Nations Pest Control" in Shawnee for many years. Marvin enjoyed camping, floating the river, boating, and going to the lake. He loved dogs, but most of all his family and attending all family functions.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known as the comedian of the family, along with Sherry they loved bowling and went all over the US for tournaments. He was an avid OU football and Thunder basketball fan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Smith; father, Mickey Smith; son, Landon Davenport; brother, Mickey Smith Jr.; nieces, Dasia Neconie-Shawnee and Anna Roberts. Survivors include his daughter, Jordan Byers; significant other, Sherry Byers; mother, Velma Blanchard; sisters, Sharon Shawnee, Katie and Todd Yates, Melissa Smith, brothers, Roy and Lois Gibson, Gary and Nicole Gibson, Archie Smith, grandchildren, Ryder and Landyn and many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends and Everett, Bart, Nick and Darrol whom he loved like sons.

Presidents' Day Closure

 The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday February 19, 2024 for Presidents' Day.

Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative latest video

Check out the following testimonial from the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System’s program, Music & Memory. The Music & Memory program is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) though the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) grant. Click here to watch the video, https://www.asthealth.org/seeking-hope

Tax Prep Services

Tax Preparation Services
To make an appointment please call, 405.275.4030, x3506
Location, Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK
Start date - February 24, 2024.
 Thursday's 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday's 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free income tax filing : Forms 1040 or 1040 SR
Eligibility: Total household income of $64,000 or below; AST members and community. Tribal members served first.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Photo ID
Social Security Card

Community Development Statement

Community Development Statement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe plans to submit an application for Fiscal Year 2023 Indian Community Development Block Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This application will be for a new multipurpose building at Camp Nikoti Youth Camp in Norman, OK.

DRIVE-THRU AST Tribal Children Christmas Pizza with Santa

Due to the rise in COVID and FLU cases in the area the Executive Committee has decided to change the in person Pizza with Santa Event to a drive thru event. Please enter the Shawnee complex through the main entrance, AST Dr., turn right on to White Turkey Dr. and exit on James L. Edwards Ln. (see map).
Application DEADLINE is tomorrow, December 14th. Application must be received by the deadline for event and card mail out.

RESCHEDULED - Traditional Pucker-Toe Moccasins Workshop All Ages

Please note that this class has been RESCHEDULED. The new time and date has not been determined.
Traditional Pucker-Toe Moccasins Workshop All Ages
Monday, November 22, 2021, 6-8 pm, AST Multi-Purpose Building, Shawnee, OK
Class size is limited
Contact the Cultural Preservation Department to reserve your spot today!
Ask for Maureen Bemo at 405.275.4030.
Sponsored by the AST Library, a program of Cultural Preservation

May 27th COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event

 COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event
Thursday, May 27, 2021
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
AST Multi-Purpose Building
2029 James L. Edwards Lane
Shawnee, OK 74801
Required Information:
Copy of full and most recent utility bill (name must match what's on your CDIB)
Copy of driver's license or State ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
Must be 18 years of age or older to participate (on or before June 1, 2020)
Copy of updated AST CDIB card

May 13th COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event

 COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
AST Resource Center
1970 156th Avenue NE
Norman, OK 73026
Required Information:
Copy of full and most recent utility bill (name must match what's on your CDIB)
Copy of driver's license or State ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
Must be 18 years of age or older to participate (on or before June 1, 2020)
Copy of updated AST CDIB card

Marvin Lee Smith

Marvin Lee Smith, 63, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Norman, Oklahoma. 
He was born February 1, 1961 to Mickey Smith and Velma Blanchard in Norman, Oklahoma.
Marvin was raised and born in Norman, Oklahoma and raised in Little Axe. He lived in Bethel acres for the last 25 years.

Presidents' Day Closure

 The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday February 19, 2024 for Presidents' Day.

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