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.

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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