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 4,661 members who live in all parts of the world as of December, 2023. 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

Juneteenth Closure

Announcement

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Event

3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution

Event

3rd Annual Fishin for Nutrition

Event

Juneteenth Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Wednesday, June 19 , 2024 in observance of Juneteenth Day.

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, “Executive Committee Meetings” here by 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 Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Misty McGirt, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 4th day of June 2024.

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event Bringing the community together for our Elders. Cook-off Raffle Launch of transit campaign June 28, 2024 10 am - 1 pm Absentee Shawnee Tribe, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK Please RSVP by calling 405.273.2888.

3rd Annual Fishin for Nutrition

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Agriculture Department presents 3rd Annual Fishin for Nutrition Friday, June 21, 2024 9 am to 3 pm  AST Farm, Exit 192,  SW corner of I-40 and Valleyview Rd off Earlsboro exit  AST youth invited 18 and under (13 & under accompanied by an adult)    Lunch provided by 477 Program For questions, call 405.827.6545

Happy 4th of July

Tribal members, COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise. As we are heading into a holiday weekend, I would like to remind you to continue to take precautions and follow CDC guidelines. Please continue to wear a mask when you can. Also, take a look at this article published by the CDC on how to help slow the spread of the virus.

AST will remain in Phase II until further notice.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation. For the safety of our members and employees, we have decided to remain in Phase II until further notice. Restrictions remaining in place are as follows:  
  • Continued mandatory temperature/symptom checkpoint upon entry into the complex
  • Shawnee Complex will be open to tribal members by appointment only.

ICW

Due to the rise of Covid cases and out of abundance of safety for our ICW children and staff, the ICW department will be available by appointment only, effective Thursday,  June 25, 2020. Temperatures will be taken upon entry and masks will be issued as needed. The ICW staff can be reached by phone, 405.395.4490, Monday-Friday; 8am -5pm.
Thank you for your cooperation. 
 

AST General Wellness Fund Update

AST Members,
Convid-19 checks are being processed by the Finance Department on a rolling basis as we receive the applications from the Secretary’s Office.  You will receive your check by mail; there are no exceptions.  Please do no contact the Finance Department asking :”Where is my check?”  Calling will not drive us any quicker. Your application and check is being processed as quickly as possible. 
Moreover, the mailing process is underway.
Treasurer Ellis

AST Voting Reminder

 
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Elections are this Saturday, June 20th. Voting locations will be in Little Axe at the Resource Center and on the Shawnee complex in the Multi Purpose Building. Polls open from 8 am - 6 pm. Please wear your mask and be safe.

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