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


AST Long-Range Transportation Plan Meeting


Regular Executive Committee Meeting


Homeowners Assistance Fund Program (HAF) Accepting Applications Again


Absentee Shawnee Transportation Safety Survey


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

Spring General Council

Spring General Council Meeting has been set for June 2nd 2018, at 10:00 am at the AST Health Multipurpose Building in Shawnee OK. 

Open Meeting

Open Forum meeting for Tribal Members with Small Consulting

Small Consulting has been contracted to do a Feasibility Study on the proposed Hardesty Travel Plaza project, an economic development project of the Tribe. There will be an open meeting on Thursday, May 3rd, from  6:00-8:00 pm at the Community Building in Little Axe.

20th Annual National Indian Realty Awards

20th Annual National Indian Realty Awards

Lea Tsotaddle 19th Indian Land Professional, Realty/Probate Specialist

Sac & Fox Veterans Memorial Day Gourd Dance

Sac & Fox Veterans

Memorial Day Gourd Dance

May 26, 2018

Jim Thorpe Memorial Park

920883 S. HWY 99

Stroud, OK

Come and share good fellowship, food, door prizes, 50/50, and raffles with the Sac & Fox Veterans.  All Veteran organizations and princesses are invited.  The Sac & Fox Veterans Organization is not responsible for any thefts or accidents. 


All REQUESTS must be returned to the Election Commission by the deadline date of

May 27, 2018

Mail to:

Absentee Shawnee Election Commission

P.O. Box 741

Tecumseh, OK 74873

Fax to: 405.273.1337

Please Click To Download Absentee Ballot Form Here...

Melokami Youth Camp

Location: Brendle Corner Community Building     
                   Little Axe, OK

Date/Time: March 19-23, 2018
                   9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ages: 6th grade to 12th grade

Limit: 25 participants

Transportation: Tecumseh/Shawnee area youth will be picked up at the AST complex @ 8:30 am SHARP.  We will be returning at 4:30 pm.  Space is limited.

Camp to include: Youth Prevention Activities, Cultural Activities,  Healthy Lifestyles Activities

General Council Meeting

The Governor has announced the General Council meeting will be April 14th 10:00 A.M. At Shawnee, OK in AST Health's Multi-purpose building.


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