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”
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Late start time February 2, 2023




Weather Closures


Soil Fertilizer 101 Class


Closure Notice


2023 ARPA Winter Assistance

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2023 Winter ARPA General Welfare Assistance. The program will be for eligible 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 $500. 2023 Winter Assistance Program Application Acceptance: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 In- Person Elder (55+) Application Assistance: Friday, January 20th, 2023 @MPB from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Check mail-outs begin: Friday, February 3rd, 2023. Deadline: Tuesday, February 28th @ 5:00 PM CST. Questions, 405.481.8625, arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply, click here https://www.astribe.com/forms/2023-Arpa-Winter-Assistance-Program

Late start time February 2, 2023

OPENING LATER In anticipation of the weather moving through tonight, the AST Complex will open at noon, Thursday February 2, 2023


It's LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month and we are celebrating! Come in & fill out a library application & receive a raffle ticket. Receive a raffle ticket for every book you check out in February. We will draw for winners on READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY, March 2, 2023

Weather Closures

DUE TO THE inclement weather, THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE WILL close at 12 pm today, Monday, January 30 and will be CLOSED Tuesday, January 31. We will reopen at 10 am on Wednesday, February 1.

82nd Semi Annual General Council

82nd Semi-Annual General Council meeting will be Saturday October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am at the Health Multipurpose Building in Shawnee, Ok. 

Labor Day

Labor Day Holiday
The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex will be closed for Labor day on September 3, 2018. The Complex will reopen at 8:00 am on Sept 4, 2018.  


AST Day August 31, 2018
In Observance of AST day the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex will be closed Aug 31, 2018. Will reopen on Tuesday Sept 4th, 2018 at 8:00 am. 

Constitution Committe Study Group (CCSG) August 2018 Newsletter

AUGUST Newsletter Report
CORRECTION: JUNE ASTCRC newsletter, meeting date should have been SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018, not April 22, 2018.  Sorry for the wrong date in the June newsletter.

4th of July Observance

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed on Wednesday July 4th 2018, for the holiday. We will reopen for business on Thursday July 5th 2018, at 8:00 am. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July. 

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. 


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