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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David William Powell


Smash Event


Regular Executive Committee Meeting


Weather closure


Job Fair


David William Powell

David William Powell, 88, of Mount Pleasant, SC, passed away March 29, 2024. He was the husband of Joan Bennett Powell of Mount Pleasant. A private service will be held for the family. Dave was born October 26, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late David Kelso Powell and Rachel Alford Powell. He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before serving in the United States Army. He worked as Production Print Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina for 25 years. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, and Lifetime Member of the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Bennett Powell; four sons, David K. "Kelly" Powell II (Tracy), of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Phillip M. Powell (Rhonda) of Kingsland, GA, Robert E. Powell (Karen) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Scott Powell (Jill), of Charleston, SC; his grandsons, David K. Powell III (Mary Beth), William Drew Powell (Meghan), Reece Avery Powell and Hunter Powell; and his granddaughters, Caroline Ann Drennon (Daniel) and Megan Elizabeth Powell; his great-grandchildren, Addison, Olivia, Reece, Ford, and Maverick. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Edward Powell and Robert Morgan Powell; and his sister, Mary Rachel Cole. 

Smash Event

Start the summer off with a smash! May 30 from 6-9 pm at the AST Multi-Purpose Blvd, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK 74801 Best of 3, double elimination on tournament maps, no items with 7 minute matches. Come through, show out, take the trophy. Must be checked in by 5:30 pm! This is a free event for 6th-12th grade enrolled AST members and 477 participants. To register, contact Deric Spoon at DericS@astribe.com Registration ends May 30.

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, May 22, 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 9th day of May 2024.

Weather closure

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the incoming weather the AST campus will be closing at 3:00pm today, Monday May 6.

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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