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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Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.

Obituary

Juneteenth Closure

Announcement

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Event

3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution

Event

Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.

  Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.  April 6, 1936 - June 9, 2024 It is with great sadness that the remaining children of Minnie and Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, announce the passing of their oldest brother Clifton (Cliff) Nicholas Brokeshoulder Jr. on June 9, 2024. Cliff died from lung-related issues in Surprise, AZ.   He was 88 years old and enjoyed traveling, sports, and retirement life.   Cliff was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  In 1945, the Brokeshoulder family moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma.  Cliff entered Washington Grade and Ardmore Middle School. While in Middle school, Cliff worked as a golf caddie at Dornick Hills. Country Club. He was able to caddie for famous golfers such as Jack Nicklaus.  From this experience, Cliff learned and loved the game of golf. During his lifetime, he traveled and competed in many golf tournaments.  In 1957, Cliff graduated from High School at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.  While at Haskell, he was a track athlete and ran with Billy Mills. Billy was one of Cliff’s many long-time friends that he remained in contact with. Cliff had a long career was with Shawnee Mission Medical Center as a Boiler Operator.  He retired at age 65 and moved from Overland Park, Kansas to Surprise, AZ with his wife, Joy. Cliff is survived by his wife, Joy, three daughters, Vicki, Tammy, Sheri and son, Gerald (Beverlee) Brokeshoulder.  He also leaves 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Cliff’s  surviving immediate siblings from oldest to youngest are:  Loretta (Les) Schwarz Reed, West Linn. OR; Wynona Lumpmouth, Glendale, AZ; Glenda (Martin) Johnson, Woodbridge, VA; Katrina (Lorenzo) Coriz, Albuquerque, NM; and, Rita Brokeshoulder, Shawnee, OK. Preceding Cliff in death are his parents, Clifton and Minnie Brokeshoulder, and brothers Harry, Harrell, and Eddie Brokeshoulder and sister Helen Arns.

Juneteenth Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Wednesday, June 19 , 2024 in observance of Juneteenth Day.

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” 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 Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Misty McGirt, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 4th day of June 2024.

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event Bringing the community together for our Elders. Cook-off Raffle Launch of transit campaign June 28, 2024 10 am - 1 pm Absentee Shawnee Tribe, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK Please RSVP by calling 405.273.2888.

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event
Bringing the community together for our Elders.
Cook-off
Raffle
Launch of transit campaign
June 28, 2024 10 am - 1 pm
Absentee Shawnee Tribe, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK
Please RSVP by calling 405.273.2888.

3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution

AST Agriculture Department
Tribal members join us for our 3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution!
Friday May 31, 2024 9 am - 5 pm.
(while supplies last)
43406 Benson Park Road, Shawnee, OK
 For questions, call 405.827.6545

3rd Annual Fishin for Nutrition

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Agriculture Department
presents 3rd Annual
Fishin for Nutrition
Friday, June 21, 2024
9 am to 3 pm
 AST Farm, Exit 192,  SW corner of I-40 and Valleyview Rd off Earlsboro exit 
AST youth invited 18 and under (13 & under accompanied by an adult) 
Lunch provided by 477 Program

For questions, call 405.827.6545

Closure notice May 28, 2024

PLEASE NOTE - Due to a water main break, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal complex is closing at 4 pm today, May 28, 2024. The complex will be opening later Wednesday May 29 pending repairs.

Memorial Day Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day.

David William Powell

David William Powell, 88, of Mount Pleasant, SC, passed away March 29, 2024. He was the husband of Joan Bennett Powell of Mount Pleasant. A private service will be held for the family. Dave was born October 26, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late David Kelso Powell and Rachel Alford Powell. He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before serving in the United States Army. He worked as Production Print Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina for 25 years.

Smash Event

Start the summer off with a smash!
May 30 from 6-9 pm at the AST Multi-Purpose Blvd, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK 74801
Best of 3, double elimination on tournament maps, no items with 7 minute matches.
Come through, show out, take the trophy.
Must be checked in by 5:30 pm!
This is a free event for 6th-12th grade enrolled AST members and 477 participants.
To register, contact Deric Spoon at DericS@astribe.com
Registration ends May 30.

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” 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 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Misty McGirt, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 9th day of May 2024.

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