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 4,513 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

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COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program


87th Semi-Annual General Council


Special Executive Committee Meeting September 23, 2021


Food Pantry Office Open & Accepting Applications


Regular Executive Committee Meeting Notice


AST Health System 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey

The AST Health System is involved in the 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey. We’d appreciate your help in this important survey.  Generally, a community health needs assessment is conducted every three years to remain on top of both changes and challenges facing the community’s health. This is meant to put a plan together to meet the communities’ needs identified by key stakeholders (Tribal officials, the AST Health System, and YOU - the patient)! Click here to take the survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNPYC35

ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund Application

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) Divorce Decree Guardianship 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 arpahelp@astribe.com     Application link

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program. The COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members who are 12 y.o.a. or older. All fully vaccinated AST tribal members who are on the roll as of June 1st, 2021, will receive a one (1) time $100 gift card, one per qualifying tribal member. A second dose for Pfizer or Moderna must be completed before obtaining incentive.   COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program Acceptance: Monday, September 27th, 2021. If you opt for mail out, mail out will begin on Oct 4th. If you have any questions, please contact us at 405.481.8625 or email arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply for the COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/vaccine-incentive-program.

87th Semi-Annual General Council

Executive Resolution No. E-AS-2021-87 Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma Regular Executive Committee Meeting September 15, 2021 A Resolution Duly Adopted By The Executive Committee Of The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma Hereby Establishing The Date, Time And Location For The 87Th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting Of The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 At 10:00A.M. At The Thunderbird Casino Event Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

AST Closed for 4th of July

The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex will be Closed for Independence Day July 4th 2019. Complex will reopen on Friday at 8:00 am. Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July. 

NOTICE New Hours Starting in July 1, 2019 for LSWN Health System

7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

FONSI Atoka Pipeline

Click on the link to read article about Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed second Atoka pipeline project: 

AST Election June 15th 2019

The June Run Off Election will be held Saturday June 15, 2019. The polls open at 8:00 am and close at 6:00 pm/ Polling places are located at the AST Resource Center in Little Axe and the AST Multipurpose Building in Shawnee. 

Memorial Day 5/27/2019

In Observance of Memorial day  the Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday May 27, 2019. The Complex will reopen on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 8:00 am. 


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