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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Let's Dry Corn Event

Event

Open Vacancies

Announcement

Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Back to School Bash & Kiddy 500

Event

Teen Financial Education BBQ Lunch & Learn

Event

Let's Dry Corn Event

Learn how to prepare corn for cooking and learn Shawnee words for different parts of corn! Come join us July 18 from 3-8 pm at the AST Farmhouse, 43406 Benson Park Road, Shawnee, OK Event is open to everyone. We know this is a last minute event notice but we hope everyone can make it! Ki ke fi pa Ti me (kah kee thah peh dah mee) Let’s dry corn!

Open Vacancies

Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members, If You Are Interested In Serving On One Of The Following Boards Commissions, Committees Or Councils: Foster Care (2) Health (3) ASEDA (1) NAGPRA (5) Gaming Commission (2) Please Submit Your Letters Of Interest With Resume Attached To: Tribal Secretary 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. Shawnee, 0K 74801 secretary@astribe.com

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, July 17, 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 2nd day of July 2024.

Back to School Bash & Kiddy 500

Back to School Bash & Kiddy 500 for ASHA residents and AST youth. Enjoy the evening filled with community, food, school supplies, inflatables and games. Backpacks & school supplies ages 4-18 "Racing to defeat child abuse" ages 2-14 For backpack/school supplies questions only - contact communitydev@ashousingauthority.com or 405.617.0480. For Kiddy 500 questions only - contact astchildcare@astribe.com August 2, 2024 5-8 pm Rolling Hills Community Center, 2102 E Main Street, Shawnee, OK Registration required. Deadline to register is Friday, July 12, 2024 To register online, click here https://form.jotform.com/241484004055145

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

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 September  26th, 2023  at  11 AM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Dated this 18th day of September 2023.

91st Semi-Annual General Council Meeting

91st SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023 AT 10 AM AT AST HEALTH MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING, SHAWNEE, OK.
DATED THIS 6TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2023

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, September 20, 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 5th day of September 2023.

Enrollment Office Closure

The Enrollment Office will be CLOSED
for training
Wednesday September 6

Howard Gene Wilson

Howard Gene Wilson, 73, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, August 26, 2023 at his home in Shawnee.
He was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on April 8, 1950 to Cletis Clifford and Marcella Juanita (Masquat) Wilson.
Howard was raised in the Johnson Community. He graduated with the class of 1968 from Earlsboro, Oklahoma.  Howard earned his associate degree in graphic arts from OSU Okmulgee Tech in 1970.  He lived in Pawnee for a short time but lived most of his life in the Johnson Community.

AST Day/Labor Day Closures

In honor of AST Day and Labor Day,
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed
Friday September 1 (AST Day) and Monday September 4 (Labor Day)

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