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”
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Marvin Lee Smith


Presidents' Day Closure


Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative latest video


Delayed opening due to weather




Tax Prep Services

Tax Preparation Services To make an appointment please call, 405.275.4030, x3506 Location, Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK Start date - February 24, 2024.  Thursday's 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday's 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free income tax filing : Forms 1040 or 1040 SR Eligibility: Total household income of $64,000 or below; AST members and community. Tribal members served first. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Photo ID Social Security Card Medical/Dental Expenses, if any 1099 Form W-2 Form Last Year’s Taxes Charitable Donations Receipts, if any

Marvin Lee Smith

Marvin Lee Smith, 63, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Norman, Oklahoma.  He was born February 1, 1961 to Mickey Smith and Velma Blanchard in Norman, Oklahoma. Marvin was raised and born in Norman, Oklahoma and raised in Little Axe. He lived in Bethel acres for the last 25 years. He attended school in Noble, Oklahoma then Ft. Sill Indian School before joining the U.S. Marine Corps proudly serving his country.  After returning from the marine corps, he returned to Little Axe area and began his career in the pest control business for Terminex then opened his own pest control business "All Nations Pest Control" in Shawnee for many years. Marvin enjoyed camping, floating the river, boating, and going to the lake. He loved dogs, but most of all his family and attending all family functions.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known as the comedian of the family, along with Sherry they loved bowling and went all over the US for tournaments. He was an avid OU football and Thunder basketball fan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Smith; father, Mickey Smith; son, Landon Davenport; brother, Mickey Smith Jr.; nieces, Dasia Neconie-Shawnee and Anna Roberts. Survivors include his daughter, Jordan Byers; significant other, Sherry Byers; mother, Velma Blanchard; sisters, Sharon Shawnee, Katie and Todd Yates, Melissa Smith, brothers, Roy and Lois Gibson, Gary and Nicole Gibson, Archie Smith, grandchildren, Ryder and Landyn and many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends and Everett, Bart, Nick and Darrol whom he loved like sons.

Presidents' Day Closure

 The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday February 19, 2024 for Presidents' Day.

Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative latest video

Check out the following testimonial from the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System’s program, Music & Memory. The Music & Memory program is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) though the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) grant. Click here to watch the video, https://www.asthealth.org/seeking-hope


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...

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.


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