"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 4,513 as of June, 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
Regular Executive Committee Meeting Notice
Food Pantry Applications Available August 3, 2021
Memo from Governor Johnson
After School Program Start Date & Out of School Time
Tribal Complex moves to a modified Phase III, Monday, July 26, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an ARPA General Welfare Relief fund. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people.
The ARPA General Relief Fund will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive a one (1) time payment of $3,000.00.
ARPA General Relief Fund Acceptance: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Eligibility:
Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2021
Must have a copy of AST tribal members current CDIB card (attached to application)
Must have a completed ARPA General Relief Fund application (one application per tribal member)
All applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, October 29TH, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Required Documents:
Completed ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund application,
Copy of updated CDIB card,
Copy of Parent(s) CDIB and State ID,
Children living with Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian or an Out-of-home placement, must provide:
CDIB and State ID for the adult applying on child(ren) behalf; and
Custody Documentation (need minimum of 1 document indicating custody status)
Legal or Notarized Custody Agreement
Letter from Child(ren) School (Proof of Residency)
OKDHS Letter (TANF, Food Stamps, ect.)
ARPA General Welfare Application Submission Options: NO FAXES
By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801
By AST website electronic application
By appointment with AST Enrollment Department
By email to email@example.com
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, August 18th, 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 3rd day of August, 2021
Beginning August 3, 2021applications for food distribution will be available online or requested via mail.
Completed applications have to be turned in to the food pantry, 40210 Benson Park Road, Tecumseh, OK 74873.
With the rise in COVID cases in the recent days, I stress the importance of following all CDC guidelines. I would also like to encourage all tribal members to get the COVID vaccine. Please do your part to help keep your family and our tribe safe.
Governor John R. Johnson
Invitation for Bids (IFB) IFB No. 04-2019-3050-975-19-8890 For Concrete and Asphalt of New Parking Lots,
Maintenance Repair of Entrance Roads and Striping of the Tribal Complex Facility For
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma