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 4,576 members who live in all parts of the world as of January 2022. 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

Absentee Shawnee Transportation Safety Survey

Announcement

July 4th Closure

Announcement

Noon Closure - July 1, 2022

Announcement

Special Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Juneteenth Closure

Announcement

2022 ARPA Summer Assistance Program

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2022 Summer General Welfare Assistance The 2022 ARPA Summer Assistance Program will be for enrolled Absentee Shawnee tribal members. All AST tribal members ages 18 and older, who are on the roll as of June 1st, 2021, are eligible to receive a one (1) time payment of $1,500. Summer Assistance Program Application Acceptance: Monday, June 6th, 2022 In- Person Elder (55+) Application Assistance: Friday, June 10th, 2022 @MPB from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Check mail-outs begin: Friday, July 8th, 2022 Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CST.  Questions, 405.481.8625, arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply online, click here: Online Electronic Form

Absentee Shawnee Transportation Safety Survey

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) is in the process of developing a transportation safety plan and is requesting information from the tribal community. You can contribute to the development of this transportation safety plan by completing this survey. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your answers will help identify where transportation safety improvements are needed most. Thank you for your participation. Click here to start the survey,  https://link.zixcentral.com/u/697f06f1/_sMffBT47BGSC9v-hnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Flp.constantcontactpages.com%2Fsv%2F2aUe765%2FASTtransportationsafety

July 4th Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.

Noon Closure - July 1, 2022

CLOSURE NOTICE - The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will close at 12 pm Friday, July 1, 2022 for the AST Employee Appreciation Event.

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 Wednesday, June 22nd , 2022   at  10:00 AM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
           Dated this 16th  day of June 2022

Juneteenth Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth Day.

Class of 2022 HS Grad Celebration

We want to celebrate the recent Class of 2022 High School AST Graduates! Join us June 15, 2022 from 2 pm - 4 pm at the
Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane Shawnee, OK.
Come & go event with cake.

Tribal Organizational Assessment (ICW)

Tribal Organizational Assessment

Information Form for Interviews

You are invited to participate in an interview as part of a Tribal Organizational Assessment requested by your tribal child welfare program. This interview will take the form of a conversation between yourself and a staff person from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes.

The Tribal Organizational Assessment

Thunderbird Casino Anniversary Celebration

Thunderbird Casino Anniversary Celebration
Free and open to the public!
All tribal princesses are invited! Family event for all ages! Alcohol & substance free event!
Thursday June 30
FREE Bellamy Brothers Outdoor Concert Show 8:30 pm, bring chairs, all ages, free admission
Fireworks show following the concert
Friday July 1
Social Stomp Dance Thunderbird Casino Powwow Ground ,Light meal 7:30 pm, Kids Dance 8:30-9pm, Stomp Dance 9 pm Adult exhibition, all dancegrounds invited
Saturday July 2

AST ELDER APPLICATION HELP IN-PERSON EVENT

ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA
AST ELDER APPLICATION HELP
(AGES 55+ ONLY PLEASE)
for
ARPA Summer General Welfare Assistance
Friday, June 10, 2022
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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, June 15th, 2022 at 10:00 AM. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 1st day of June, 2022

Ag Running to Produce 5K/Mile Fun Run

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Agriculture Department
Presents:  Running to Produce 5K Cross Country Run / Mile Fun Run/ Walk
Register Now!!!!
July 2nd, 2022 at 9:00am
Absentee Shawnee Farm 
SW corner of 1-40 and Valleyview RD off Earlsboro exit 
Registration: Opens May 27th, 2022 - Ends June 27th, 2022
No Registration on Day of Race!! 
 Registration available online!! 

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