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

Most Recent

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.

Weather closure

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the incoming weather the AST campus will be closing at 3:00pm today, Monday May 6.

Job Fair

Job Fair
Meet with HR representatives from Thunderbird Casino, Absentee Shawnee Tribe & AST Health Systems
Saturday, May 11 10 am - 2 pm
Thunderbird Casino, Event Center
Dress to impress
Interviews on the spot

Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative latest video

Check out the following testimonial from ADPI Dementia Care Services Testimony (2024) by Tina Ontiveros
The Music & Memory program is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) though the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) grant.
Click here to watch the video, https://www.asthealth.org/seeking-hope

AST 477 & Education Class of 2024 Graduation Banquet

AST 477 & Education Class of 2024 Graduation Banquet
JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF CELEBRATION AT OUR GRADUATION BANQUET 
SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2024 
1:00PM TO 4:00PM 
AST MULTl-PURPOSE BUILDING 
2029 JAMES L EDWARDS LANE 
SHAWNEE, OK 74801 
Banquet is ONLY for AST & Active 477 Participants that Graduated from High School, College or Vocational School.
Graduate will be allowed to bring ONLY two guests.
(Please RSVP, must have tickets to attend) Please dress in business or traditional attire.

AST Public Safety Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House

You are cordially invited to attend
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House for
The AST Public Safety Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
11 am - 3 pm
2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801

AST 477 Summer Youth Employment Program

AST 477 Summer Youth Employment Program
8-week program starting June 3rd, 2024 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
•    On the job training
•    Resume help
•    Job application help
•    Interview skills
•    Customer service
*    For ages 14-24 only
*    Must have a current Tribal Enrollment Card
*    Must be a 477 participant
Applications will be accepted until  May 10th, 2024 
*Limited spots available*

Weather closure

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the incoming weather the AST campus will be closing at 4:00pm today, Monday April 1.

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