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

AST 477 & Education Class of 2024 Graduation Banquet


AST Public Safety Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House


AST 477 Summer Youth Employment Program


Scholarship for AST High School Seniors


Weather closure


AST 477 & Education Class of 2024 Graduation Banquet

AST 477 & Education Class of 2024 Graduation Banquet JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF CELEBRATION AT OUR GRADUATION BANQUET  SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2024  1:00PM TO 4:00PM  AST MULTl-PURPOSE BUILDING  2029 JAMES L EDWARDS LANE  SHAWNEE, OK 74801  Banquet is ONLY for AST & Active 477 Participants that Graduated from High School, College or Vocational School. Graduate will be allowed to bring ONLY two guests. (Please RSVP, must have tickets to attend) Please dress in business or traditional attire. Please RSVP before May 20, 2024 405.275.4030 Ext. 3639 or Ext. 3536 Submit a photo of your graduate to 477program@astribe.com to include in slideshow! 

AST Public Safety Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House

You are cordially invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House for The AST Public Safety Center   Wednesday, April 24, 2024 11 am - 3 pm 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801

AST 477 Summer Youth Employment Program

AST 477 Summer Youth Employment Program 8-week program starting June 3rd, 2024 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm •    On the job training •    Resume help •    Job application help •    Interview skills •    Customer service *    For ages 14-24 only *    Must have a current Tribal Enrollment Card *    Must be a 477 participant Applications will be accepted until  May 10th, 2024  *Limited spots available* https://www.astribe.com/forms/pl-102-477-program-application-assistance Contact Us  Please call the 477 office at  405.275.4030 ext. 3640 or ext. 3650 

Scholarship for AST High School Seniors

AST High School Seniors College Scholarship Entry Form AllNations Bank is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. The bank’s president, Steve Smith, is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. These scholarships are to assist in furthering their education after high school. The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding your entry. You will be notified if your name has been selected and we will schedule a time for you to take a photo to be placed in the AST Newsletter and on the Tribe’s media outlets. The scholarship check will be issued directly to the school the student attends. Name:                                                                                                                   Address: Phone:                                                                                                                  Email:                                                                                                                   Required documents: Tribal Enrollment Card Copy (must be the updated card) Submit forms via fax, email, mail, or at the Education drop box on the AST Shawnee Complex. DEADLINE: RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2024 AT 5:00 PM CDT Education Department 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 Ext 3533 405.273.7938 (fax) tresham@astribe.com

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

General Council Meeting

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. Multi-Purpose Building 2029 S Gordon Cooper Dr Shawnee, OK 74801


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