Welcome to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe

Providing Tribal Members With Information.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is primarily located in the heart of central Oklahoma with approximately 4,343 as of 3-7-18 enrollment record 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".

AST General Wellness Fund Update

AST Members,
Convid-19 checks are being processed by the Finance Department on a rolling basis as we receive the applications from the Secretary’s Office.  You will receive your check by mail; there are no exceptions.  Please do no contact the Finance Department asking :”Where is my check?”  Calling will not drive us any quicker. Your application and check is being processed as quickly as possible. 
 
Moreover, the mailing process is underway.
Treasurer Ellis

AST Voting Reminder

 
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Elections are this Saturday, June 20th. Voting locations will be in Little Axe at the Resource Center and on the Shawnee complex in the Multi Purpose Building. Polls open from 8 am - 6 pm. Please wear your mask and be safe.

CARES Funding Update

 
Upon my recommendation the Absentee Shawnee Tribe created a committee to oversee the funding released to our tribe from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  We are working on plans and programs for the immediate distribution of these funds.  Please keep in mind there are many regulations and terms attached to these dollars, and money must be spent accordingly.  The following are several programs we are working towards finalizing:

Cloth Mask Distribution

In an effort to keep our citizens safe and healthy, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and AST Emergency Management have procured reusable, cloth masks to supply to every Tribal member (within boundaries and at-large). Distribution will begin on June 2nd and can be accomplished in three ways:
  • Pick up from 10am – 12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the checkpoint located at the main entrance of the administrative complex in Shawnee,
  • By hand-delivery, or
  • By mail

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