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

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways


AST Tax Commission Closure 11-29-22


AST Tax Closure Today 11-28-22


AST Tax Commission Closure


AST Tribal Children Christmas Pizza with Santa


12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Cultural Preservation Department Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways FOR EVERY $20 SPENT AT AN AST GIFT SHOP, CUSTOMERS EARN  ONE {1} TICKET INTO OUR HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS!  TWELVE CHANCES TO WIN A GIVEAWAY PRIZE EVERY WEEKDAY  BETWEEN DECEMBER 5TH THROUGH DECEMBER 20TH!  Layaway purchases excluded from giveaway drawings. Winner will be contacted via information provided on ticket card. All drawing items won must be picked up at Shawnee Gift Shop, Bldg 6 by January 6, 2023. Little Axe Location: 15951 Little Axe Drive, Norman, OK  Shawnee Location: 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 

AST Tax Commission Closure 11-29-22

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the AST Tax Commission office is closing at 3 PM today, Tuesday November 29. They will reopen at 8 AM on Wednesday, November 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

AST Tax Closure Today 11-28-22

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the AST Tax Commission office is closing at noon today, Monday November 28. They will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday, November 29. We apologize for any inconvenience.

AST Tax Commission Closure

The AST Tax Commission office will be closed from 10 AM - 11:30 AM TODAY,Tuesday November 22 and will reopen at 1 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.  


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.

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.


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