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

2018 Tribal Easter Egg Hunt

Absentee Shawnee Tribal Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2 :00 pm. Tribal Members of all ages are Welcome. Must show CDIB card. Will be held at 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive. (Tribal Complex) Lunch will be provided. 

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Prospective Candidates For Elective Office For 2018


Lt. Governor:

Kenneth Blanchard

Andrew Warrior

Tribal Treasurer:

Leah D. Bender

Phillip Steven Ellis

Tribal Representative:

Anthony “Tadpole” Johnson, Jr.

Atheda W. Fletcher


Deputy Commissioner: Shirley Adkins

Commission Member #1: No One Filed

From The Election Commission...

Join Elders Council

Attention 50 Years Or Older
You Are Invited To Join
Absentee Shawnee Elder's Council

Join Elders Form

Elder's Meeting Times 2018

AST Health February 2018 Closings

FEBRUARY 2018-Scheduled Closings

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH (1st Wed. of the Month) Noon to 5 PM All AST Health Facilities CLOSED PlusCare Clinic-Shawnee Clinic Ext. Hours RE-OPEN 5 PM to 9 PM (last patient at 8:30 PM)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th (President's Day) ALL DAY All AST Health Facilities CLOSED Except PlusCare Clinic OPEN 9 AM to 5 PM (last patient at 4:30 PM)

From the Election Commission

In a joint meeting, on January 22, 2018, between the Executive Committee, the Election Commission and the potential candidates of the upcoming election, a decision was made that the Primary Election on March 17, 2018 will not be held this year.

The decision was made because there were no more than two (2) candidates running for the positions due for election this year. All candidates were advanced to the June Run Off Election which will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, as required by the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Constitution.

2017 Community Safety Halloween Carnival

Join Us for a Community Safety Halloween Carnival

Games & Entertainment for Kids

October 20th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
2025 S Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801

Concession stand
Free Entry
Costumes encouraged!
Open to public

General Council Meeting

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. Multi-Purpose Building 2029 S Gordon Cooper Dr Shawnee, OK 74801


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