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

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Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.


Juneteenth Closure


Regular Executive Committee Meeting


Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event


3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution


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.

Sac & Fox Veterans Memorial Day Gourd Dance

Sac & Fox Veterans

Memorial Day Gourd Dance

May 26, 2018

Jim Thorpe Memorial Park

920883 S. HWY 99

Stroud, OK

Come and share good fellowship, food, door prizes, 50/50, and raffles with the Sac & Fox Veterans.  All Veteran organizations and princesses are invited.  The Sac & Fox Veterans Organization is not responsible for any thefts or accidents. 


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

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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

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Elder's Meeting Times 2018


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