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 4,488 members as of January, 2021 enrollment record who are living in all parts of the world. 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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Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

New Website Coming Soon

Announcement

Scholarships for AST High School Seniors

Announcement

LOCATION CHANGE - 86th Semi-Annual General Council April 17, 2021

Announcement

Johnson & Johnson Press Release

Announcement

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Notice The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, 'Executive Committee Meetings " hereby calls and declares public notice that the REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 6th day of April, 2021

New Website Coming Soon

COMING SOON NEW WEBSITE USER FRIENDLY UPGRADED LOOK & FEEL www.astribe.com    

Scholarships for AST High School Seniors

    AllNations Bank AST High School Seniors College Scholarship Entry Form AllNations Bank is providing a $1,000 scholarship to an AST high school senior to further their education after high school.  The bank’s president, Steve Smith, is providing a $500 scholarship.  The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding your entry. You will be notified if your name has been selected. The scholarship check will be issued directly to the school the student attends. Name :  Address: Phone: Email:   Required documents: Tribal Enrollment Card Copy (must be the updated card)   Submit forms via fax, email, mail, or at the Education drop box on the AST Shawnee Complex. DEADLINE: POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2021 AT 5:00 PM CDT.   Education Department 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 Ext 6242 405.273.7938 (fax) tresham@astribe.com    

LOCATION CHANGE - 86th Semi-Annual General Council April 17, 2021

NOTICE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, LOCATION HAS CHANGED Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma 86th Semi-Annual General Council April 17th, 2021 10:00 am   Thunderbird Casino, Event Center  15700 OK-9, Norman, OK 73026                  Call for more information, 405.275.4030 ext. 6307 or 6275

COMPLEX CLOSED FEBRUARY 16th 2021

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the AST Complex will be closed TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 16th. ALSO, the REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING scheduled for Wednesday, February 17th will be rescheduled.
 
Follow us here for information regarding future closures and the rescheduling of the REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.

Power Outage Information

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE
OG&E just reported that they will NOT be holding more rolling power outages moving forward Monday. OG&E initially said that it would have rolling power outages but just reversed that decision.
If any Tribal Members do experience power outages, please report them immediately to the Winter Weather Call Line at 405.740.1562.
As always, stay safe and warm.

Warming Shelters Remain Open

The Warming Shelters continue to remain open to Tribal members! If you find yourself unable to travel in these weather  conditions please reach out to the Winter Weather Call Line at 405.740.1562. If you have questions or plan on attending either of the warming shelters, please reach out to the designated contact line for each shelter before you leave your home. (see below).
 
Multi-Purpose Facility (Shawnee): 405.740.1562
Little Axe Health Clinic (Little Axe): 405.481.8564
 

Warming Shelters Opening Today, February 14, 2021

On February 14, 2021 the  Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has declared a state of emergency. With this directive, the Executive Committee has decided to open up the warming shelters today at 5 p.m. February 14, 2021 for TRIBAL MEMBERS. The designated shelters are the Multi-Purpose Building located at 2029 James L. Edwards Lane in Shawnee and the Little Axe Health Center located at 15951 Little Axe Drive in Norman.

Winter Storm Update

The Executive Committee has approved the use of the Multi-Purpose Building in Shawnee and the Little Axe Health Center as emergency warming shelters IF power outages occur. As of right now, the threat of this storm is brutal cold temperatures and hazardous roads. IF the shelters are opened, we will post information here and on the website. We know tribal members are worried about staying warm. Tribal members that are having trouble with their heaters not working properly can call Diane Ponkilla at 405.617.4105. If you begin to experience electrical issues i.e.

President's Day Closure

President's Day Closure
 
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed February 15, 2021
 

OSU-COM Pre-Admissions Workshop

Native American Pre-Admissions Workshop
 
Virtual Event: February 27, 2021
 
The Native American Pre-Admission Workshop is held virtually by the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Chapter of ANAMS, the Association of the Native American Medical Students.  It is designed to provide Native American pre-med students with the knowledge they need to be successful medical school applicants.
 
The following topics will be discussed:
 

Tax Preparation Event Canceled

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Tax Preparation Services
CANCELED
 
The Tax Preparation Event for Saturday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 16th has been canceled due to the inclement weather.
 
Appointments that have been made will receive a call to reschedule.
 
 

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