Announcements & Events

Meeting
Wed, 05/25/2022 - 10:00am
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, May 25th , 2022   at  10:00 AM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.            Dated this 19th  day of May 2022
Announcement
PUBLIC NOTICE Cultural Preservation – THPO Program is seeking Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members who attended boarding school. Please contact Carol Butler at 405.275.4030 ext. 6245 or cbutler@astribe.com for more details.
Obituary
Little Axe resident Thurman “Duke” Blanchard, 71, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Little Axe.  Thurman was born February 6, 1951, in Little Axe, Oklahoma to Lewis and Cynthia (Creek) Blanchard.  He was a lifetime resident of Little Axe, Oklahoma and was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He graduated from Noble High School and started his career with Oklahoma Natural Gas, retiring in 2006.  He married Fredith Butler on June 2, 1972, in Little Axe, Oklahoma.  He started as a pipeline welder with Oklahoma Natural Gas in Norman, Oklahoma. Later in his career, he worked in supervision, overseeing job site crews in the Oklahoma City area. He was proud to live and be involved in the Shawnee Tribal Ceremonies. In the early years, he loved to play fastpitch softball, traveling many miles to play various tournaments. His hobbies included working with old antiques and raising Dexter cows. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports, especially when it involved his grandkids.  He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Sue Ann Blanchard; and a brother, Kenneth Blanchard.  Survivors include his wife, Fredith Blanchard of Little Axe; son and daughter-in-law,  Eric and Jessica Blanchard of Norman; son, Craig Blanchard of Little Axe; five grandchildren, Caden Blanchard, Cache Blanchard, Mya Blanchard, Chael Blanchard, and Cecily Blanchard; brother, George Blanchard and Kathleen of Miami, Oklahoma; brother, Chester Blanchard and Kathy of Noble, Oklahoma; sister, Cleta Johnson and Bud of Little Axe, Oklahoma; sister, Redena Miller and Glen of Norman, Oklahoma; sister, Glendine Blanchard of Little Axe, Oklahoma; sister, Betty Isaacs and John of Noble, Oklahoma; brother, Kevin Blanchard and Arlene of Lexington, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends. 
Meeting
Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:00am
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 18th, 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 3rd day of May, 2022
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Department of Public Safety has been diligent in the response to the severe weather impacts. Now that initial damage assessments have ended and response plans are in place, we are looking to coordinate with willing AST volunteers to assist in recovery efforts. Seminole County and the City of Seminole will be our primary location for providing our assistance. If you are interested in volunteering your time and efforts to assist our neighboring communities, please reach out to the following forms of contact: - ASTEM@astribe.com - 405.740.1502 [if you do not receive an answer immediately, please leave a voicemail so we may call you back] The information we will require will be your: o Name o Contact Number o Capabilities (What efforts you wish to provide assistance with) We will be collecting contact information for volunteers over the weekend and will formulate an action plan based on the strengths and capabilities of the volunteers we receive. ASTEM will be in communication with Seminole County Emergency Management, City of Seminole Emergency Management, FEMA, and the American Red Cross to receive updates on types of assistance needed. Expect follow up calls about your volunteer inquiries early next week, as the current work force in the Seminole area will greatly appreciate relief in the form of fresh bodies and minds. At the moment we have been informed that debris collection and removal is of high priority and will gladly accept those who would be willing to assist with those efforts. We look forward to coordinating our efforts with you in assisting our communities!
Event
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Agriculture Department presents Fishin for Nutrition Friday, May 27, 2022 9 am to 3 pm  AST Farm SW corner of I-40 and Valleyview Rd off Earlsboro exit  AST youth invited 18 and under (13 & under accompanied by an adult)   Learning fish identification      Learning how to catch and release  Bring own fishing poles if able, limited fishing poles provided Lunch provided Special presentation by:  Lisa Harrington  SDPI coordinator/ Diabetes & Wellness Program Director  For more information contact,  agricultural@astribe.com Or  405.275.4030 Ext. 6263 Special Thanks to Following Contributors:  ICW- ICW@astribe.com , CCDF- astchildcare@astribe.com  , and Lisa Harrington- swarden@astribe.com  
Announcement
Southwest Throw, Heater, Box Fan or Air Purifier The following items are eligible for LIHEAP participants that are enrolled with a federally recognized tribe and live in Cleveland & Pottawatomie counties.  For more questions or application, please call Social Services at 405.878.4723.
Announcement
Career Opportunity Notice Tribal members that are interested in an HVAC career or change of career, the Workforce Development & Career Initiative will be conducting vocational assessment for tribal members to see if they meet the qualifications. This assessment will be provided at Moore Norman Technology Center. Opening Date              May 1st 2022    Closing Date May 25th 2022 Contact the Representatives Office DeWayne Wilson Email: dewayne.wilson@astribe.com Phone: 405.275.4030 ext. 6239 Monique Harris Email:mharris@astribe.com Phone 405.275.4030 ext. 6240
Announcement
Applications are available online. This program is first come first serve and applicant must qualify and meet the WIOA guidelines. Program begins on June 6th and ends July 29th. Deadline for applications is May 20, 2022. For more information contact: Alvina Barnes at 405.275.4030 x 6307 alvinab@astribe.com Kim Porter at 405.275.4030 x 6269 kporter@astribe.com Applications can be found on the AST website under Governor/WIA
Announcement
    AST High School Seniors College Scholarship Entry Form AllNations Bank is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. The bank’s president, Steve Smith, is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. These scholarships are to assist in furthering their education after high school. The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding your entry. You will be notified if your name has been selected and we will schedule a time for you to take a photo to be placed in the AST Newsletter and on the Tribe’s media outlets. The scholarship check will be issued directly to the school the student attends.   Name:                                                                                                                     Address:                                                                                                                 Phone:                                                                                                                    Email:                                                                                                                     Required documents: Tribal Enrollment Card Copy (must be the updated card)   Submit forms via fax, email, mail, or at the Education drop box on the AST Shawnee Complex.   DEADLINE: RECEIVED BY MAY 16, 2022 AT 5:00 PM CDT Education Department 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 Ext 6242 405.273.7938 (fax) tresham@astribe.com  
Announcement
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE ENSURING HOPE PROJECT MEDICINE WHEEL & 12 STEP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN OUTCOMES Individuals return to natural order Help rebuild families and assume roles as warriors Achieve sobriety and grow Bring a person's life from despair to happiness & service Making the Medicine Wheel & 12 steps a part of everyday life is a warrior's journey Every Wednesday April 27, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm CST Virtual classes To register for this class use QR code or follow link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmE9e6X9-eatJ2SnzsUPI5LKWZjNY4il3yX_B0RnAtc6kETA/viewform?usp=pp_url For more information email Crystal Springer cspringer@astribe.com   405.878.4716
Event
Sat, 05/21/2022 - 2:00pm
Save the date! Shawnee/Tecumseh Indian Education Craft Market & Powwow Saturday May 21, 2022  Citizen Potawatomi Nation   Firelake Dance Grounds  1702 Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee OK 74801  (next to Firelake Grocery Store) Schedule   Gourd Dancing @ 2PM                Supper @ 5PM                     Grand Entry @ 6:30PM  Closing @ 11PM                   Sponsored by Victor Cope SPECIAL DRUM CONTEST - WINNER TAKE ALL!   Vendors: $40 + Donation Item ($25 Value) Text Nancy 405.695.8337 For additional information: Call 405.273.6794 or 405.598.2067 Not Responsible for accidents or thefts!
Announcement
Are you thinking about college? Interested in exploring the field of Education?   The Find Your Future Summer Education Camp is for you!   The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma is currently accepting applications from rising sophomore, junior, or senior high school students from historically marginalized and/or underrepresented groups. This program is offered at no cost to selected participants. The application can be found at https://link.zixcentral.com/u/9db9c067/_nnb-9C57BGLxvXGhnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ou.edu%2Feducation%2Fnews%2Ffindyourfuture, and the deadline to apply is May 1.   For questions or accommodations, email findyourfuture@ou.edu.
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be CLOSED Friday April 15, 2022 for Good Friday
Announcement
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  
Event
Mon, 04/18/2022 - 9:00am to Fri, 04/22/2022 - 4:00pm
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 andreww@astribe.com or Craig Blanchard 405.434.4300 CraigB@astribe.com
Meeting
Fri, 04/08/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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 Join Native Connections for the second virtual Intertribal Youth Advisory Board meeting this Friday, April 8th from 4:00 – 5:00PM. Join using this link: https://meet.goto.com/128695261 . For more information please contact Angela Gonzalez at agonzalez@astribe.com or 405.561.7811.
Meeting
Wed, 04/20/2022 - 10:00am
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
Announcement
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. OPEN POSITIONS ASP Driver (2) ASP Tutor (3) APPLY NOW! www.astribe.com Questions? Phone - 405.445.6000 Fax - 405.878.0156 Email - ASTChildCare@astribe.com To apply, click here, https://www.astribe.com/employment/forms/employment-application
Announcement
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.   The length and language of the message received on a particular device will be dependent on the wireless network and the language setting of the device.   Follow any action advised by the emergency message. Seek more details from your favorite TV or radio station, NOAA Weather Radio, news website, desktop application, mobile application, or other trusted source of information.   You may receive frequent messages from Everbridge during an emergency. Message frequency depends on the number of imminent threats to life or property you signed up to receive notifications for.   Last but not least be sure when signing up for Everbridge, that you sign up for the area you wish to receive notifications for. This will ensure that you are receiving the appropriate message for the area in which you live. Sign-Up Link: https://member.everbridge.net/454514914099306/login?fbclid=IwAR28Wjy0Kcy9aS6dGfWW5CF4wfqrgbJXoVLB_khUKJPyeRMtOsPo8YjTsEY  

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