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 4,576 members who live in all parts of the world as of January 2022. 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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Late start time February 2, 2023

Announcement

February is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY MONTH

Announcement

Weather Closures

Announcement

Soil Fertilizer 101 Class

Class

Closure Notice

Announcement

2023 ARPA Winter Assistance

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2023 Winter ARPA General Welfare Assistance. The program will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee tribal members. All AST tribal members ages 18 and older, who are on the roll as of June 1st, 2021, are eligible to receive a one (1) time payment of $500. 2023 Winter Assistance Program Application Acceptance: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 In- Person Elder (55+) Application Assistance: Friday, January 20th, 2023 @MPB from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Check mail-outs begin: Friday, February 3rd, 2023. Deadline: Tuesday, February 28th @ 5:00 PM CST. Questions, 405.481.8625, arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply, click here https://www.astribe.com/forms/2023-Arpa-Winter-Assistance-Program

Late start time February 2, 2023

OPENING LATER In anticipation of the weather moving through tonight, the AST Complex will open at noon, Thursday February 2, 2023

February is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY MONTH

It's LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month and we are celebrating! Come in & fill out a library application & receive a raffle ticket. Receive a raffle ticket for every book you check out in February. We will draw for winners on READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY, March 2, 2023

Weather Closures

DUE TO THE inclement weather, THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE WILL close at 12 pm today, Monday, January 30 and will be CLOSED Tuesday, January 31. We will reopen at 10 am on Wednesday, February 1.

Soil Fertilizer 101 Class

AST Agriculture Department
presents Soil Fertilizer 101 with OSU Extension Horticulturist Carla Smith
February 10, 2023, 10 am to 12 pm
AST Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK
For questions, contact Gabby Rice, 405.827.6545 or grice@astribe.com

Closure Notice

DUE TO THE
inclement weather
THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE
will close at 3 pm today, January 24
and will reopen
at 10 am, Wednesday January 25

Tax Preparation Services Available

Tax Preparation Services
To make an appointment please call, 405.275.4030, x6431
Location, Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK
Start date, Tuesday February 14, 2023, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday's 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday's 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday's 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free income tax filing : Forms 1040 or 1040 SR
Eligibility: Total household income of $60,000 or below; AST members and members of the community
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Photo ID

Enrollment Office Closure 1-13-2023

Due to the influx of Winter ARPA Applications the Enrollment Department will be closed to the public on Friday January 13th to focus on processing applications. All calls and emails will be returned when we return to normal business hours on Tuesday January 17th.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

AMENDED - 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 January 25th 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 6th day of January 2023.

UPDATED DATE - AST ELDER APPLICATION HELP IN-PERSON EVENT

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THE AST ELDER APPLICATION WINTER ARPA ASSISTANCE EVENT HAS CHANGED TO JANUARY 19, 2023.
In an effort to make it more convenient for our Elders, help with ARPA Winter Assistance applications will be available during the Elder Service Day event.
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA
AST ELDER APPLICATION HELP
(AGES 55+ ONLY PLEASE)
for 2023 ARPA Winter General Welfare Assistance
Thursday January 19, 2023

Gardening 101 Class

AST Agriculture Department
presents Gardening 101 with OSU Extension Horticulturist Carla Smith
January 13, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm
AST Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK

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