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

AST Day Closure

Announcement

AST Long-Range Transportation Plan Meeting

Meeting

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Homeowners Assistance Fund Program (HAF) Accepting Applications Again

Announcement

Absentee Shawnee Transportation Safety Survey

Announcement

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

AST Day Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday August 8, 2022 in observance of AST Day.  

AST Long-Range Transportation Plan Meeting

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Long-Range Transportation Plan Meeting Location: AST Multi-Purpose Building 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 Date & Time: Friday, August 12th at 10:00 am. In an effort to update and modernize its Tribal Transportation Program, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) is developing a long-range transportation plan (LRTP). The LRTP will allow for the inventory and analysis of transportation infrastructure within the AST transportation network and geographic service area. The LRTP identifies goals and develops strategies to address current and future land use, economic development, traffic demand, and public health, safety, and social needs (25 CFR Part 170.400 and 410). The tribal communities and local population are the beneficiaries of tribal transportation improvements. The AST invites the members of the tribal community and various stakeholders with a vested in interest to attend a public meeting to ask questions and share information. The meeting will be held at the AST Multi-Purpose Building on Friday, August 12, 2022, starting at 10 am and concluding by noon. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Information For further questions and to RSVP, please contact Twyla Blanchard Self-Governance Director TwylaB@astribe.com 405.275.4030

Homeowners Assistance Fund Program (HAF) Accepting Applications Again

Today, July 5, 2022, the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program is accepting applications again!!! Please complete the qualifier section to determine program eligibility (before proceeding to the full application). Please read all provided information, if you have additional questions, please call 405.275.4030 ext 6446 or 6440 or email HAF@astribe.com To start the qualifier section, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/Homeowners-Assistance-Fund-Program

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. 

Beading Class Postponed Until Feb 28th

Beading Class that was scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The Part two Class will be on February 28th at 6pm at Little Axe Resource Center in Little Axe. Please contact Kim Billie at 405.275.4030 ext 6416 for any questions. 

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