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


July 4th Closure


Noon Closure - July 1, 2022


Special Executive Committee Meeting


Juneteenth Closure


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.

Good Friday Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be CLOSED Friday April 15, 2022
for Good Friday

General Council Reminder

88th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Thunderbird Event Center, Norman, OK
Light breakfast served
$10 slot free play for AST members
FREE promotional items/bags
Elders Council raffle tickets - 50/50 pot & $139 Omaha Steak gift card
AST Public Health will be administering COVD-19 shots
before the meeting in the Warrior Room from 9-10 AM
Masks REQUIRED to attend meeting

Starter Plant Distribution Event

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Agriculture Department
Starter Plant Distribution Event
April 18-22, 2022
9 AM - 4 PM
40210 Benson Park Road, Tecumseh, OK
For AST Members ONLY
First come first served
Limited Supply
Must pick up in person
4 plants per person - tomato, pepper, yellow squash, cucumber & zucchini
For more information contact:
Andy Warrior 405.432.6257
Craig Blanchard 405.434.4300

Intertribal Youth Advisory Board Meeting

Hosted by Native Connections & SASP Grants
Intertribal Youth Advisory Board Meeting
A way for  YOUR voice to be heard in your community!
Attend our next meeting on 
Friday, April 8 from 4-5 PM via GOTOMEETING
Chances to win prizes through virtual games & drawings.
 Open to native youth ages 12-24

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, April 20th, 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 5th day of April, 2022

AST After School Program Now Hiring

The AST After School Program in Shawnee, OK is looking for part-time tutors to help school age children with homework and after school activities.
ASP Driver (2)
ASP Tutor (3)
APPLY NOW! www.astribe.com
Phone - 405.445.6000
Fax - 405.878.0156
Email - ASTChildCare@astribe.com

Everbridge Emergency Alert Information

Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With Everbridge Emergency Alerts, messages can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
Everbridge Emergency Alerts will look like a text message. The messages will typically show:
  • the type and time of the alert
  • any action you should take
  • the agency issuing the alert.

Library Planning Meeting

Library Planning Meeting
All ages needed. 
Please join us in discussing the future of our library.
We will be talking about services offered, unmet needs and future events hosted by the library.
Tell us what you would like to see from our tribal library!
Please contact us by April 18, 2022
Contact the Librarian Casey Wilson for more information, cwilson@astribe.com or 405.275.4030 x6416


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