"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 4,513 as of June, 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”
Latest Announcements & Upcoming Events
COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program
87th Semi-Annual General Council
Special Executive Committee Meeting September 23, 2021
AST Health System 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey
The AST Health System is involved in the 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey. We’d appreciate your help in this important survey. Generally, a community health needs assessment is conducted every three years to remain on top of both changes and challenges facing the community’s health. This is meant to put a plan together to meet the communities’ needs identified by key stakeholders (Tribal officials, the AST Health System, and YOU - the patient)!
Click here to take the survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNPYC35
ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an ARPA General Welfare Relief fund. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people.
The ARPA General Relief Fund will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive a one (1) time payment of $3,000.00.
ARPA General Relief Fund Acceptance: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Eligibility:
Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2021
Must have a copy of AST tribal members current CDIB card (attached to application)
Must have a completed ARPA General Relief Fund application (one application per tribal member)
All applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, October 29TH, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Required Documents:
Completed ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund application,
Copy of updated CDIB card,
Copy of Parent(s) CDIB and State ID,
Children living with Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian or an Out-of-home placement, must provide:
CDIB and State ID for the adult applying on child(ren) behalf; and
Custody Documentation (need minimum of 1 document indicating custody status)
Legal or Notarized Custody Agreement
Letter from Child(ren) School (Proof of Residency)
OKDHS Letter (TANF, Food Stamps, ect.)
ARPA General Welfare Application Submission Options: NO FAXES
By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801
By AST website electronic application
By appointment with AST Enrollment Department
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members who are 12 y.o.a. or older. All fully vaccinated AST tribal members who are on the roll as of June 1st, 2021, will receive a one (1) time $100 gift card, one per qualifying tribal member. A second dose for Pfizer or Moderna must be completed before obtaining incentive.
COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program Acceptance: Monday, September 27th, 2021. If you opt for mail out, mail out will begin on Oct 4th.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 405.481.8625 or email email@example.com.
To apply for the COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program, click here,
Executive Resolution No. E-AS-2021-87
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma
Regular Executive Committee Meeting
September 15, 2021
A Resolution Duly Adopted By The Executive Committee Of The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma Hereby Establishing The Date, Time And Location For The 87Th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting Of The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 At 10:00A.M. At The Thunderbird Casino Event Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
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, September 15th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Free outdoor concert for 18+. This will be held outdoors in the front parking lot. Bring your chairs! Gates and food trucks open at 6:30 pm and AST Tribal member Nick Gibson is the opening act at 7:00 pm. Bellamy Brothers take the stage at 8:30 pm.
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Government Offices will move to Phase II Modified Operations starting Monday, August 30, 2021.
All departments will move to Split-Shift operations.
AST Complex will be open to Tribal members by appointment only, no other visitors will be allowed on campus. A 24-hour notice for an appointment will be required. Curb service or electronic service is encouraged. Masks are required.
Ribbon Skirt Workshop for beginning sewers August 26, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Class will be at the AST Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801. Contact Cultural Preservation at 405.275.4030 x6238 to reserve your spot. Class sizes are limited.
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, August 18th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Beginning August 3, 2021applications for food distribution will be available online or requested via mail.
Completed applications have to be turned in to the food pantry, 40210 Benson Park Road, Tecumseh, OK 74873.
With the rise in COVID cases in the recent days, I stress the importance of following all CDC guidelines. I would also like to encourage all tribal members to get the COVID vaccine. Please do your part to help keep your family and our tribe safe.