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”
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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.

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, April 24, 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 1st day of April 2024.

Good Friday Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Friday, March 29, 2024 for Good Friday.

PACT ACT: Bringing VA Benefits Home Event! 

PACT ACT: Bringing VA Benefits Home Event! 

 Thursday, May 30th, 2024 10AM- 3PM
 AST Multi-Purpose Building (2029 James L. Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK)

We welcome everyone at this event to:
• Speak with representatives
• Get answers to VA Benefits & Claims questions
• File Your VA benefit claim
• Get same-day decisions (when sharing complete information)
• Receive VHA Toxic Health Screens and more!

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, March 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 March 2024.

AST Agriculture Seed Potato & Onion Set Distribution

AST Agriculture
SEED POTATO & ONION SETS 
43406 Benson Park Rd 
Shawnee, OK 74801 
March 7th & 8th , 2024 
Beginning 7am while supplies lasts 
Red Pontiac 
Yukon Gold 
‘Ebenezer  
Red, white, and yellow onion sets 
For Questions, call 405.531.3518
Event open to everyone.

2024 Annual AST Easter Egg Hunt

Make plans to attend the 2024 Annual AST Easter Egg Hunt!! Sunday, March 24 from 10 am-1 pm at the AST Multi-Purpose Building in Shawnee.

For any questions, please call Stacie Lewelling in the Secretary’s Office at slewelling@astribe.com or 405.275.4030 ext. 3641.

AST Afterschool Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House

You are cordially invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for
AST Afterschool Building
March 1st, 2024
Ribbon Cutting will begin at 3:00pm with the Open House to
immediately follow.
Cake will be served.
2025 S. Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
Please RSVP with Ashlynn Gouge at
AshlynnG@astribe.com
 or 405.275.4030 Ext. 3645

92nd Semi-Annual General Council Meeting

92nd SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024 AT 10 AM AT AST HEALTH MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING, SHAWNEE, OK.
DATED THIS 26TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2024

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