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 4,513 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

Most Recent

Thanksgiving Closure

Announcement

Special Executive Committee Meeting November 29, 2021

Meeting

AST Ladies Ribbon Skirt Contest Winners

Announcement

T-Shirt Design Contest

Announcement

Children's Coloring Contest

Announcement

Children's Christmas $25 Gift Card

Children's Christmas $25 Gift Card applications start today, November 10. The last day to submit applications is December 10, 2021. The Children’s Christmas $25 Gift Card Program will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members who are 17 y.o.a. or younger. All gift cards will be mailed on December 17th, 2021. You will not be able to pick up gift card. For questions: giftcardhelp@astribe.com or 405.275.4030 x6269. See flyer for details. To apply online, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/childrens-christmas-25-gift-card​

Thanksgiving Closure

The AST Complex will be CLOSED Wednesday at noon, November 24 Thursday, November 25 Friday, November 26 in honor of Thanksgiving

Special Executive Committee Meeting November 29, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 4, "Executive Committee Meetings" hereby calls and declares public notice that the SPECIAL meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Monday November 29th , 2021   at  2:00 PM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.            Dated 17th day of November 2021

AST Ladies Ribbon Skirt Contest Winners

All ribbon skirt submissions were beautiful and it was a difficult decision for all! AST Department Directors voted to determine the winner. There was a tie and the Executive Assistants voted to break the tie.   The Winners are as follows:   1st Prize/Grand Prize                     $300 and Sewing Machine                  Liyanha Bender 2nd Prize                                        $200                                                    Arla Shawnee 3rd Prize                                         $100                                                    Kayci Miller   Honorable Mentions:           Eva Nance, Glenda Sullivan, Jayne Werst, Kalani Kihega, Mya Blanchard and Shoshanna Johnson   Please contact Mrs. Keesha Mason in the Secretary’s office on how to obtain your prizes at 405.275.4030 ext.6275 or email at kmason@astribe.com.  

Children's Coloring Contest

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation presents
Coloring Contest for Children
Contest eligibility limited to children grades 12th and younger living in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Lincoln, Seminole or Pottowatomie counties in the state of Oklahoma.
Coloring sheets can be picked up at Cultural Preservation during business hours. Please go through checkpoint first. Also, contact us if you need other arrangements.

Elders Coloring Contest

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation presents COLORING CONTEST
Contest is open to all elders 55 and older
Coloring sheets can be picked up at Cultural Preservation during business hours. Please go through checkpoint before proceeding to Cultural Preservation.
Color the sheet using either markers, crayons or colored pencils or you may mix the different forms.

AST Elders Workshop Traditional Pucker-Toe Moccasins

AST Elders Workshop
Traditional Pucker-Toe Moccasins
Friday, November 19th, 2021, 1 pm - 3 pm
AST Health 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

Drive-Thru Apron Kit Event

Drive-Thru Apron Kit Event at Cultural Preservation
Drive-thru and pick up an apron kit at the Cultural Preservation Department on Wednesday, November 17th during business hours from 8 am - 5 pm. Please go through checkpoint. If you have questions, please contact Casey Wilson, Librarian at 405.275.4030.
Sponsored by the AST Library, a program of Cultural Preservation

Veterans Day Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed November 11, 2021
in honor of Veterans Day

AST Health System Blood Drive

Bedlam Blood Battle
All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies
AST Health System Blood Drive
Monday November 8, 2021
3-5:30 pm
Bloodmobile at 2029 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801
All donors receive a free small breakfast coupon from Boomarang Diner
All donors receive their choice of OU or OSU t-shirt

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, November 17th, 2021at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

$100 Vaccine Incentive Gift Card/Updated CDIB Card Event

AST Tribal members
$100 vaccine incentive gift cards & updated CDIB card in-person event.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 9 am - 3 pm. Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK
Vaccine incentive gift cards
Adult Recipients (>18+)                 Accepting new & those who selected to pick up card at an in-person event
Minor Recipients (<17)                  Prior submission of application(s) & must be already approved
Updated CDIB cards will be mailed

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