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 4,629 members who live in all parts of the world as of December 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 Elders Council Raffle Tickets


AST Annual Egg Hunt


Fentanyl Awareness Class


Online Shawnee language lesson series Ne mi ta Si wi nwi to wa (I want to speak Shawnee).


Public Hearing for AST Grid Resilience Program


AST Elders Council Raffle Tickets

AST Elders Council Raffle Tickets are on sale!!!! 50/50 pot tickets are $1 each and Lucky Draw Tickets for a Celebrate the Horse Pendleton Blanket are $5 each. To purchase tickets, contact Charlotte Ellis at 405.620.4091. Drawing will be held at General Council on April 1 and you do NOT have to be present to win.

AST Annual Egg Hunt

AST members make plans to attend the AST Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The event is from 12-2 pm at the AST Complex, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK. Must provide CDIB card.

Online Shawnee language lesson series Ne mi ta Si wi nwi to wa (I want to speak Shawnee).

Pre-recorded online lessons are now available to help tribal members learn to speak Shawnee. Each 15-20 minute lesson is broken into vocabulary, phrases, and brief conversations for each subject. The lessons can be viewed multiple times and are available in printable form. For questions regarding online lessons, please email ASTLanguage@astribe.com. Lessons can be accessed under the LANGUAGE tab on the tribal member only page https://www.astribe.com/tribal-members-only/language

Kiddy 500 Box Car Race 2023

AST CCDF Program Presents Kiddy 500 Box Car Race Saturday, April 29, 2023, 11 am - 1 pm The free event is open to the public and will be held at the AST Complex, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK. Ages 2-14 Email ASTChildcare@astribe.com to register or call 405.445.6000.

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. 

Open Meeting

Open Forum meeting for Tribal Members with Small Consulting

Small Consulting has been contracted to do a Feasibility Study on the proposed Hardesty Travel Plaza project, an economic development project of the Tribe. There will be an open meeting on Thursday, May 3rd, from  6:00-8:00 pm at the Community Building in Little Axe.

20th Annual National Indian Realty Awards

20th Annual National Indian Realty Awards

Lea Tsotaddle 19th Indian Land Professional, Realty/Probate Specialist

Sac & Fox Veterans Memorial Day Gourd Dance

Sac & Fox Veterans

Memorial Day Gourd Dance

May 26, 2018

Jim Thorpe Memorial Park

920883 S. HWY 99

Stroud, OK

Come and share good fellowship, food, door prizes, 50/50, and raffles with the Sac & Fox Veterans.  All Veteran organizations and princesses are invited.  The Sac & Fox Veterans Organization is not responsible for any thefts or accidents. 


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...


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