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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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 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

Regular Executive Committee Meeting Notice

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

Food Pantry Applications Available August 3, 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.

Memo from Governor Johnson

Tribal members,  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.   Thank you,           Governor John R. Johnson  

Beading Class part 2 has been postponed

Beading Class part 2 has been postponed due to funeral and respect of our tribe we will have to reschedule the Beading Class at a later date. Thank you! 

From the Election Commission

From The Election Commission: Tribal Members:  The Primary Election will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The voting polls will be located at the Little Axe Resource Center (1970 156th Ave NE, Norman, Ok and at the AST Health Multipurpose Building at the Tribal Complex 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, Ok. The polls will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at both locations. 

AST Free Tax Preparation

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is hosting tax preparation for AST tribal members, widows/widowers of AST tribal members and employees, who meet the low-to moderate maximum income threshold of $55,000, for tax year 2018. This free service will be held at Shawnee Multipurpose building, 2029 South Gordon Cooper Dr, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. and Saturdays from  9:00 am to 12 pm. 

Absentee Shawnee Tribe and Health Closed 2/28/2019

The Executive Committee has agree to close all businesses (complex closed) on Thursday, February 28, 2019  for a "Day of Mourning" for John L. Sloat First AST Governor and 2014 Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame Inductee. He served in the Korean War and 2 tours in the Vietnam War. He served his country with pride and honor earning several high commendations that included two Silver Stars, two Bronze Star Medals and three Purple Hearts. 

Vita Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation for Tuesday, February 26th and February 28th has been canceled.  The next session will be Saturday March 2, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Multipurpose Building located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex. 

Beading Class Postponed

The Beading Class that was scheduled for Thursday, February 28th has been postponed.It has been rescheduled to a later TBA date. 


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