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 4,488 members as of January, 2021 enrollment record who are living in all parts of the world. 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”
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COMPLEX CLOSURE May 14th, 2021


AST Gift Shop Open by Appointment Only


WIA Summer Youth Program


American Rescue Plan


May 27th COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event


Regular Executive Committee Meeting Notice

THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA   REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING   NOTICE                 The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, “Executive Committee Meetings” here by calls and declares public notice that the REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma         Dated this 4th day of May, 2021

Utility Assistance Program

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee has established the COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program in response to the pandemic. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our AST community and wants nothing more than to help serve our people. With this being said, the COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program is designed to help alleviate the risk of energy utility service disconnection (i.e. electricity, gas, propane, water). The COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program is a one-time payment of $400.00 for eligible AST enrolled tribal members. This service can be used as a credit or full payment for (1) utility bill. The Absentee Shawnee tribal members who meet the guidelines are eligible for this service. Any unpaid balances from previous residences, any re-connection fees or deposits of any kind that are not “Utility costs” will not be paid. The one-time payment of $400.00 will be made to the vendor (utility company). No payment or reimbursement will be made to the applicant. This one-time payment assistance will be used towards one (1) utility bill. *For questions or additional information, please email: utilityassistance@astribe.com or call AST CARES line @ 405.481.8625.* COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program Dates: Application Acceptance Begins Monday, May 3rd, 2021 @ 8:00 AM CST Application Acceptance Ends Friday, June 4th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CST   A completed COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program application (online or PDF) Copy of updated AST CDIB Copy of Driver’s License or State issued ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed) Copy of full and most  current utility bill (name must match what's on your CDIB)   COVID-19 Utility Assistance Eligibility: Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2020 Must be 18 years of age or older on or before June 1st, 2020 Must have a copy of AST tribal members updated CDIB card (attached to application) Must complete the COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program application for AST tribal member Utility bill must be in the enrolled AST tribal member and/or spouse’s name (if in spouse’s name, spouse must reside in the home. AST member & spouse must attached driver’s license or state issued IDs)  NO EXCEPTIONS All Applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY June 4th, 2021 by 11:59 CST   COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Submission Options: NO FAXES By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801 PDF Download By AST website electronic application (strongly suggested) By appointment with AST Enrollment Department By email to utilityassistance@astribe.com  Downloadable application PDF Download

COMPLEX CLOSURE May 14th, 2021

CLOSURE NOTICE Due to a water main break in Shawnee, the Executive Committee has decided to close the complex at noon today, Friday May 14th.

AST Gift Shop Open by Appointment Only

Our AST Gift Shop (Shawnee Location) is now open to ALL by appointment only Monday–Friday 8am -5pm.   We are also still adhering to CDC guidelines.  We will require your temperature to be taken before entering our building and masks must be worn properly to enter. We will only allow 2 customers in at a time and we request that social distancing (six feet) is maintained. Our Little Axe Gift Shop will only be open on May 20th from 8am-4:30pm.  We will be open once a month following the month of May and this will continue until further notice.   

National Prevention Week Virtual Scavenger Hunt

 Join the Native Connections & SASP Grants in a free and virtual scavenger hunt for SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week happening May 9-15, 2021. To participate simply download the GooseChase App on your phone, enter the game code, and complete missions to tally up points for a chance to win prizes! This activity is open to ages 12-24 years old and each participant will receive a free t-shirt simply for participating.

Election Commission Seeking Alternates

The Election Commission is seeking individuals to serve as alternates. Alternates must meet the requirements listed in the Election ordinance.
If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest to Election Commission Via E-mail Election.Commission@astribe.com
Once we receive your letter of interest, we will begin the process.

Phase 2 Begins May 10, 2021

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will move to Phase 2 Monday, May 10, 2021


Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance


Masks are still required

College/Vocational Graduation Stole Request Form

 College/Vocational Graduation Stole Request Form
The Executive Committee will be sponsoring graduation stoles for 2021 College and Vocational graduates. The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding where you would like your stole to be sent or scheduling a time for you to pick up a stole. Make sure the information is current. If it changes after you submit your form contact the Education Department immediately. We will not be responsible for lost stoles, stoles being sent to incorrect addresses, or the inability to schedule a pick up time.

Office of Representative Submissions Due May 7th, 2021

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy of the OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE

Please submit letter of intent and resume to Office of Tribal Secretary,

2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801

All applicants must be able to pass background checks from the election commission.

Deadline for submission is May 7, 2021

Regular Executive Committee Meeting


The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, 'Executive Committee Meetings " hereby calls and declares public notice that the REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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