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

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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.

Melokami Youth Camp

Location: Brendle Corner Community Building     
                   Little Axe, OK

Date/Time: March 19-23, 2018
                   9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ages: 6th grade to 12th grade

Limit: 25 participants

Transportation: Tecumseh/Shawnee area youth will be picked up at the AST complex @ 8:30 am SHARP.  We will be returning at 4:30 pm.  Space is limited.

Camp to include: Youth Prevention Activities, Cultural Activities,  Healthy Lifestyles Activities

General Council Meeting

The Governor has announced the General Council meeting will be April 14th 10:00 A.M. At Shawnee, OK in AST Health's Multi-purpose building.

2018 Tribal Easter Egg Hunt

Absentee Shawnee Tribal Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2 :00 pm. Tribal Members of all ages are Welcome. Must show CDIB card. Will be held at 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive. (Tribal Complex) Lunch will be provided. 

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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


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