"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”
Latest Announcements & Upcoming Events
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
THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE
OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA
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 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Downloadable application PDF Download
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.
The Indian Child Welfare Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts to Absentee Shawnee children and elders, ages 0-17 in AST foster care or in legal guardianship through the AST tribal courts and Elders 65 years and older. Once an angel has been registered and accepted their Christmas wish list is placed on ICW’s Christmas tree for donors to purchase gifts. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their Christmas tree.