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

Most Recent

Absentee Shawnee Transportation Safety Survey


July 4th Closure


Noon Closure - July 1, 2022


Special Executive Committee Meeting


Juneteenth Closure


2022 ARPA Summer Assistance Program

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2022 Summer General Welfare Assistance The 2022 ARPA Summer Assistance Program will be for 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 $1,500. Summer Assistance Program Application Acceptance: Monday, June 6th, 2022 In- Person Elder (55+) Application Assistance: Friday, June 10th, 2022 @MPB from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Check mail-outs begin: Friday, July 8th, 2022 Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CST.  Questions, 405.481.8625, arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply online, click here: Online Electronic Form

Absentee Shawnee Transportation Safety Survey

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) is in the process of developing a transportation safety plan and is requesting information from the tribal community. You can contribute to the development of this transportation safety plan by completing this survey. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your answers will help identify where transportation safety improvements are needed most. Thank you for your participation. Click here to start the survey,  https://link.zixcentral.com/u/697f06f1/_sMffBT47BGSC9v-hnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Flp.constantcontactpages.com%2Fsv%2F2aUe765%2FASTtransportationsafety

July 4th Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.

Noon Closure - July 1, 2022

CLOSURE NOTICE - The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will close at 12 pm Friday, July 1, 2022 for the AST Employee Appreciation Event.

Fishin for Nutrition

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Agriculture Department
Fishin for Nutrition
Friday, May 27, 2022
9 am to 3 pm
 AST Farm SW corner of I-40 and Valleyview Rd off Earlsboro exit 
AST youth invited 18 and under (13 & under accompanied by an adult) 
 Learning fish identification    
 Learning how to catch and release
 Bring own fishing poles if able, limited fishing poles provided
Lunch provided
Special presentation by: 
Lisa Harrington 


Southwest Throw, Heater, Box Fan or Air Purifier
The following items are eligible for LIHEAP participants that are enrolled with a federally recognized tribe and live in Cleveland & Pottawatomie counties.  For more questions or application, please call Social Services at 405.878.4723.

Career Opportunity Notice

Career Opportunity Notice
Tribal members that are interested in an HVAC career or change of career, the Workforce Development & Career Initiative will be conducting vocational assessment for tribal members to see if they meet the qualifications. This assessment will be provided at Moore Norman Technology Center.
Opening Date              May 1st 2022    Closing Date May 25th 2022
Contact the Representatives Office

WIA Summer Youth Program

Applications are available online. This program is first come first serve and applicant must qualify and meet the WIOA guidelines.
Program begins on June 6th and ends July 29th.
Deadline for applications is May 20, 2022.
For more information contact:
Alvina Barnes at 405.275.4030 x 6307 alvinab@astribe.com
Kim Porter at 405.275.4030 x 6269 kporter@astribe.com
Applications can be found on the AST website under Governor/WIA

Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps Program for Women

Individuals return to natural order
Help rebuild families and assume roles as warriors Achieve sobriety and grow
Bring a person's life from despair to happiness & service
Making the Medicine Wheel & 12 steps a part of everyday life is a warrior's journey
Every Wednesday April 27, 2022
6:00pm-8:00pm CST Virtual classes
To register for this class use QR code or follow link:

Shawnee/Tecumseh Indian Education Powwow

Save the date!
Shawnee/Tecumseh Indian Education Craft Market & Powwow
Saturday May 21, 2022
 Citizen Potawatomi Nation 
 Firelake Dance Grounds 
1702 Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee OK 74801 
(next to Firelake Grocery Store)
 Gourd Dancing @ 2PM                Supper @ 5PM                     Grand Entry @ 6:30PM  Closing @ 11PM                   Sponsored by Victor Cope
  Vendors: $40 + Donation Item ($25 Value)

Find Your Future Summer Ed. Camp at OU!

Are you thinking about college? Interested in exploring the field of Education?
The Find Your Future Summer Education Camp is for you!


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