Announcements & Events

Announcement
Please note the dates for The American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds distribution process .This will be for ALL Absentee Shawnee Tribal members and will be a one-time $3000 disbursement.   June 30th – Special Executive Committee Meeting to pass the resolution approving the distributions July 6th – Application process begins October 29th – Application deadline   We will be posting more information including the application, eligibility requirements and ways to apply. For those without computers, we will be having events to assist with applications. The dates, times and locations will be advertised.
Meeting
Wed, 06/30/2021 - 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" 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 30th ,  2021   at  10:00   A.M.  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  
Announcement
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Announcement
    The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is seeking temporary construction laborers to help create a substantial economic impact in our community and assist the Roads Program with construction and road projects. This opportunity is to provide contract employment opportunities for qualified citizens. Interested individuals must be able to: Climb, crouch, push, pull, reach, stand, engage in repetitive motions, communicate, hear and see including color, depth perception and clarity. Must be able to lift 75lbs Must be able to work in extreme environments including in climate weather (extreme heat, cold, and unfavorable conditions) as needed General qualifications are as follows current CDL preferred, general knowledge of construction work experience preferred, and oral and written communications skills.  As required a valid OK Driver’s License, able to pass background check and pre-employment screenings. Contract Labor will be paid hourly with no benefits, hourly rate will range between $15-$20 an hour pending qualifications and experience. If interested please submit a letter of intent to KymberlyH@astribe.com or contact Kym Hazlett with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma at 405.275.4030 ext. 6325 with any questions or concerns.
Class
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 6:00pm
The Native Connections & SASP Grants are hosting a summer-long “Culture is Prevention” series featuring new cultural outreach events and activities each week! For Week 4 we are collaborating with the Tribal Opioid Response Grant for a free and virtual class on Thursday, June 17th at 6:00 PM CST via GoToMeeting. In this class you will learn how to make a ribbon medicine wheel facilitated by John Soap, LPC (Absentee Shawnee)!   This class is open to all ages. Kits are limited and the deadline to register is Tuesday, June 15th at 5:00 PM (or until the class is filled). Supplies to make the ribbon medicine wheel will be provided and available for in-person pick up or mailed to your residence. If you would like to receive your supplies via mail please register by Monday, June 14th at 8:00 AM. Click the following link to register: https://forms.gle/wRYHnfTZES9CwE3Q6     For more information, please contact Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator) at 405.878.4716 or bmcintyre@astribe.com  
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe American Rescue Recovery Funds Survey is now available! This survey is for Tribal members only and can be found under the Tribal member login section on the AST website.   Tribal members without access to a computer will still be able to take the survey. It will be printed in the AST News  and Tribal members can call the Secretary’s office for a copy to be mailed/emailed. If you are unable to login please call 405.275.4030 ext. 3100 or email at MIS Support. Please note that the MIS staff dealing with login issues will be available, Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Tribal members can only take the survey ONE time. To take the survey click here, https://www.astribe.com/tmo-login.    
Announcement
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Cultural Preservation Department Presents: Summer Days Giveaways CUSTOMERS EARN ONE (1) ENTRY PER EVERY $20 SPENT AT AST GIFT SHOP.  PROMOTION RUNS BETWEEN JUNE 1ST THROUGH JULY 31ST.  FOUR DRAWINGS WILL BE ON AUGUST 2ND, 2021. Shop to win one of FOUR giveaway baskets! Layaway purchases are excluded from giveaway drawings.  Winners will be contacted via information provided per entry.  Winners must pick up their gift baskets at the AST Gift Shop by August 13th, 2021.​ 
Event
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
JOB FAIR Thunderbird Casino, Norman &  Shawnee Thunderbird Casino, Norman location 15700 E State Hwy 9 Saturday, June 12, 2021 9 am to 12 pm in the Warrior Room Full and part-time positions available Players Club Representative, Table Games Dealer, Drop Team Member, Food & Beverage Team, Slot Technician, Environmental Services, Vault Teller, Cage Cashier, Security Officer Sign on Bonus Attendance Incentive 100% Employer Paid Benefits On the spot interview when you apply by June 11, 2021 Apply online at playthunderbird.com
Announcement
Do you or someone you know have an art or skill you would like to teach the community? Examples include sewing, beading, dancing, singing, storytelling, moccasin making, painting and everything in between! The Native Connections & SASP Grants want to partner with you to lead a class for our summer-long "Culture is Prevention" series for Native Youth and Young Adults! You will be compensated and get to share your skills with our community to ground us more in culture! Interested? Complete the following interest form: https://forms.gle/R7cB1JUumSS2X4MD7 **DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC CLASSES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. WE CAN PROVIDE TECHNOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE AS NEEDED FOR YOU TO TEACH THE CLASS** For more information or questions please contact Angela Gonzalez (Native Connections Coordinator) or Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator). Their contact information is listed below. Angela Gonzalez, Native Connections Grant Coordinator 405.701.7995 | agonzalez@astribe.com Brendan McIntyre, SASP Grant Coordinator 405.878.4716 | bmcintyre@astribe.com
Announcement
  The Absentee Shawnee Tribe has received official confirmation from the U.S. Treasury regarding the Fiscal Recovery Funds of the American Rescue Plan Act. The amount received in the first of two allocations is $22,464,864.99. The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will assess the needs of the people through a survey engagement which will be distributed via tribal member login located on the tribal website by Friday, June 11, 2021. Based on the Survey results, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Executive Committee will be working on a plan for the use of funds to benefit tribal members through programs and services. For further guidance on allowable use of the American Rescue Plan Funds, please visit the following link: Home.Treasury.Gov. Ne yi wa. The Executive Committee  
Meeting
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 10:00am
NOTICE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA 86th SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL RECESSED MEETING The meeting is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 19th 2021 at 10:00 am  at The Thunderbird Casino Event Center in Norman, OK.
Class
Tue, 06/22/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Apron Workshop June 22, 2021 Sponsored by the Tribal Library Please Register with Kay Bemo in the Cultural Preservation department, she may be reached at ext. 6238. Class will be held at the Multi-purpose room in Shawnee from 6-8pm. Sign up today, supplies are limited! Instructors and staff have been fully vaccinated. JUNE 22, 2021 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee Ok 74801 Phone: 405.275.4030 Fax: 405.878.4711 Email: cwilson@astribe.com
Announcement
Tribal Complex moves to Phase III, Monday, June 7, 2021 All employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Temperature check will still be required of employees and visitors.  Appointments are encouraged.  Front doors to each of the business buildings will be open from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Announcement
FREE Assorted Frito Lays Chips while supplies last Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 Wednesday June 2, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 PM OR Thursday June 3, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Meeting
Wed, 06/23/2021 - 10:00am
THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING     NOTICE                 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 23rd, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.                                                                               Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma         Dated this 1st day of June, 2021
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday May 31, 2021 for Memorial Day
Event
Tue, 05/25/2021 - 7:00pm
  Today, May 25th at 7PM CST the Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Native Connections Grant will help facilitate a virtual event with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Cheyenne and Arapaho author, Tommy Orange, hosted by the Jacobson House Quarantine Diaries. We will go live for an evening with Tommy Orange via The Jacobson House’s FB live and Zoom. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85865845319... Meeting ID: 858 6584 5319 Passcode: 693733   For more information, contact Angela Gonzalez (Native Connections Grant Coordinator) at 405.701.7995 or agonzalez@astribe.com.    
Announcement
Online Shawnee Language Dictionary Tribal member login section https://www.astribe.com/tmo-login. Over 469 pages of Shawnee words and phrases
Meeting
Thu, 05/27/2021 - 8:30am
In accordance with the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Authority, Inc. and Li Si Wi Nwi Health, Inc. By-laws, a Special Meeting of the Li i Wi Nwi Health, Inc. and Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Authority, Inc. Board of Directors is called for Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room A and via Go To Meeting at the Little Axe Health Center located at 15951 Little Axe Drive, Norman, OK 73026 for the purpose of conducting business of the Health Corporations, including By-laws review and discussion; Budget items, Storage Building; Executive Session, if necessary and any additional business.
Meeting
Thu, 05/27/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  The Behavioral Health department and SASP grant invites you to attend the weekly Wellbriety Working Lunch, facilitated by John Soap! The Wellbriety meetings are virtual and free, and can provide you with a support group to help you on your journey to recovery. For further information about what these meetings entail, please view the provided flyer. Wellbriety Working Lunch will take place on Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm, starting next week, May 27th. Follow the link below to access the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator) at bmcintyre@astribe.com. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/801887957 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: 872.240.3311 Access Code: 801-887-957 Join from a video-conferencing room or system. Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com Meeting ID: 801 887 957 Or dial directly: 801887957@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##801887957 Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps The medicine wheel and 12 Step program was developed to provide a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American people. This program was developed by White Bison, based upon teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life and the Four Laws of Change. How the Process Works The Medicine Wheel and 12 Step program is designed in a series of modules that enable people to meet their individual needs. Participants watch a video that explains Medicine Wheel teachings and apply them to their lives. In addition, participants share their insights and experiences in a talking circle. They also learn how to mind map their own innate knowledge around these teachings and then apply that knowledge to their daily lives and decision making processes. For those working through the program in a group setting (i.e. Circles of Recovery) very strong social and emotional bonds are created that help the individuals who participate to develop trust, autonomy, and other healthy feelings and thought patterns that will help them to grow emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Focus The focus of the program is on character and values. Thus each of the 12 Steps is presented from the perspective of the value that it reflects. Step 5: Integrity Step 6: Willingness Step 7: Humility Step 8: Forgiveness Step 9: Justice Step 10: Perseverance Step 11: Spiritual Awakening Step 12: Service Step 1: Honesty Step 2: Hope Step 3: Faith Step 4: Courage Teachings of the medicine wheel The Medicine Wheel is an ancient method for teaching important concepts about truth and life. Many Native American communities use a Medicine Wheel, although the colors and the symbols are different depending upon the culture. The purpose is the same in each culture. These teachings, when applied to one’s life, have the power to influence significant change in attitudes, behaviors, values and intent. The Elders have shared a series of Teachings based upon the Natural Order of the way things should be. These are sometimes referred to as the “original instructions.” These important Teachings are included in the Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps: 1.) 4 seasons of change 2.) 4 laws of change 3.) 4 directions of growth 4.) 12 principles for healthy living 5.) Reclaiming Our Power 6.) The 12 steps of recovery 7.) Nature's Way: Principles, laws, and Values 8.) Cycle of Life 9.) 8 feelings for healthy development 10.) Comfort Zones 11.) The Two Thought System: Love and Fear 12.) The medicine wheel 13.) The laws of the unseen world.

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