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

Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.

Obituary

Juneteenth Closure

Announcement

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event

Event

3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution

Event

Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.

  Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.  April 6, 1936 - June 9, 2024 It is with great sadness that the remaining children of Minnie and Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, announce the passing of their oldest brother Clifton (Cliff) Nicholas Brokeshoulder Jr. on June 9, 2024. Cliff died from lung-related issues in Surprise, AZ.   He was 88 years old and enjoyed traveling, sports, and retirement life.   Cliff was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  In 1945, the Brokeshoulder family moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma.  Cliff entered Washington Grade and Ardmore Middle School. While in Middle school, Cliff worked as a golf caddie at Dornick Hills. Country Club. He was able to caddie for famous golfers such as Jack Nicklaus.  From this experience, Cliff learned and loved the game of golf. During his lifetime, he traveled and competed in many golf tournaments.  In 1957, Cliff graduated from High School at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.  While at Haskell, he was a track athlete and ran with Billy Mills. Billy was one of Cliff’s many long-time friends that he remained in contact with. Cliff had a long career was with Shawnee Mission Medical Center as a Boiler Operator.  He retired at age 65 and moved from Overland Park, Kansas to Surprise, AZ with his wife, Joy. Cliff is survived by his wife, Joy, three daughters, Vicki, Tammy, Sheri and son, Gerald (Beverlee) Brokeshoulder.  He also leaves 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Cliff’s  surviving immediate siblings from oldest to youngest are:  Loretta (Les) Schwarz Reed, West Linn. OR; Wynona Lumpmouth, Glendale, AZ; Glenda (Martin) Johnson, Woodbridge, VA; Katrina (Lorenzo) Coriz, Albuquerque, NM; and, Rita Brokeshoulder, Shawnee, OK. Preceding Cliff in death are his parents, Clifton and Minnie Brokeshoulder, and brothers Harry, Harrell, and Eddie Brokeshoulder and sister Helen Arns.

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.

Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Day

Join us for a viewing of Killers of the Flower Moon on Saturday, October 28 at 10am at Cinema Centre 8, 3031 N Harrison Ave, Shawnee, OK.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be providing ticket entry, popcorn and drink for the first 400 Tribal Members to register!

Please pre-register with Stacie Lewelling in the Secretary’s Office at
slewelling@astribe.com or 405.275.4030 ext. 3641 BEFORE FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH AT 12:00PM.

Tribal Court Clerk & Court Administrator Training/Networking Event (Free)

TRIBAL COURT CLERK AND COURT ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING & NETWORKING EVENT (FREE)
A free one-day training event to support court development and improvement. Sessions will include topics such as-
A Collaborative Approach to Tribal Court Service and Operations
Perspectives from the Bench- Supporting the Judiciary
(Commentary on Ethics and Confidentiality) Implementing Tribal Strength-Based Approaches to Community Engagement and Resolving Conflict
Access to Justice- Working with Lay Advocates and Pro Se Litigants 

Special Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 4, "Executive Committee Meetings" hereby calls and declares public notice that the SPECIAL meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Tuesday October  24th, 2023  at  2 PM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Dated this 17th day October 2023.

2023 Fall Flu Vaccines

Healthy Fall, Everyone!
It's time to get a flu shot!
The vaccinations will be offered at Little Axe Health Center from 5:30PM- 7 PM on:
• Thursday, Oct. 19th
• Thursday, Nov. 2nd
• Thursday, Nov. 16th and;
At the Shawnee Clinic, and Multi-Purpose Building from 5:30 PM- 7 PM on:
• Tuesday, Oct. 17th
• Tuesday, Oct. 24th
• Tuesday, Nov. 14th
If you have any questions, please call Little Axe Health Center @ 405.447.0300 or 405.878.5850!

Citizen Village Tiny Home Rental Program

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Citizen Village
Located
Benson Park Road &13th Street
Property Features
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Washer / Dryer
Kitchen Appliances
All Electric
432 SQ FT
PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO ENROLLED ABSENTEE SHAWNEE MEMBERS WHO ARE 55YRS OR OLDER
$400 PER MONTH;
$200DEPOSIT;
PAYMENTS DUE TO FINANCE DEPARTMENT
TENANT RESPONSIBLE FOR UTILITIES
Please inquire with the Realty Department for more information at 405.275.4030 ext. 3593

Indigenous Peoples' Day Closure

THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2023
IN OBSERVANCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' 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 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Misty McGirt, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 2nd day of October 2023.

2023-2024 Benefits & Resources Event

Get Same-Day Benefits Assistance at our 2023-2024 Benefits & Resources Event!
WHEN : Friday, November 3, 10 AM- 3 PM
Where : AST Multi-Purpose Building- 2029 James L. Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK
Get assistance with:
• 2024 Medicare and Marketplace Open Enrollment Options
• Social Security and DHS Services
• SoonerCare
• VA Enrollment
• Food & Housing

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