Announcements & Events

Announcement
Tax Preparation Services The IRS has extended the deadline for filing from April 15th to May 15th. Tax Preparation Services are open to the community. Those meeting the low-to-moderate income of $57,000 are eligible for free income tax filing, form 1040 and 1040SR. Required Tax Documentation: Photo identification, social security card, medical/dental expenses, 1099 form, W-2 form, 1099-R form, last year's taxes and receipts for any charitable donations. Tax Preparation Times: Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM End date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM To make an appointment, please contact Tina Ontiveros 405.275.4030 ext 6431. CALL TODAY! AST Multi-Purpose Building: 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801
Event
Tue, 03/30/2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
An employee COVID-19 drive-thru testing event for Tribal Complex employees ONLY will be held tomorrow Tuesday, March 30th in front of the Multi-Purpose Building.   - When: Tomorrow 1-4PM - What: Return to Work Employee COVID Testing - Where: AST Shawnee Tribal Complex (enter by bank and go to front of MPB) and then exit. - Why: To ensure employees are safe to return to work and not expose other employees.  If you have a positive test you will be called.    All department are to return to full-staff on Monday, April 5, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.  
Meeting
Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:00am
SPECIAL 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" 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, March 31st   ,  2021   at  10:00   A.M.  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.      
Event
Tue, 03/30/2021 - 4:00pm to Wed, 03/31/2021 - 4:00pm
Join the Native Connections Grant for our upcoming virtual event "Building Our Future: Creating Leaders of Change" featuring Native motivational speaker, Brian Frejo! This FREE & VIRTUAL event will provide Native youth with traditional leadership values for positive decision making, wellness, resiliency, and so much more.   Registration is free and will include a swag bag and t-shirt. Want to win additional items? Simply invite your friends to join and you will be entered for additional prizes. Click the following link to register (https://forms.gle/HzoNrMazdhNYxbgr5)   For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez, Native Connections Grant Coordinator, at agonzalez@astribe.com or 405.701.7995.  
Announcement
In honor and in memory of Absentee Shawnee tribal Lieutenant Governor, Kenneth Blanchard, and to allow team members time to honor him as well, Thunderbird Entertainment Centers will be closed on Tuesday, March 16th until 5:00 p.m. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family and many friends. We have great appreciation for all the Lieutenant Governor has achieved and contributed. -Thunderbird Entertainment. Center Team.
Announcement
NOTICE! Due to a day of mourning in honoring the life of Lieutenant Governor Kenneth Blanchard, Absentee Shawnee Tribe, the Tax Prep event for Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 will be closed and all appointments will be rescheduled.
Announcement
Dear Tribal Members, On March 12, 2021, Lieutenant Governor Kenneth Blanchard began his journey home. The Lieutenant Governor has been a big part of the tribe and he will be deeply missed. We extend our sincerest apologies and deepest condolences to his family. Out of respect for his many years of service and dedication to the Tribe, flags have been ordered to half-staff. Additionally, the Tribal complex/offices will be closed Tuesday March 16, 2021 for his Memorial service. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. Thank you The Executive Committee  
Event
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 10:00am
Executive Resolution No. E-AS-2021-21 Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma Special Executive Committee Meeting March 10, 2021 A Resolution Duly Adopted By The Executive Committee Of The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma Hereby Establishing The Date, Time And Location For The 86Th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting Of The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma On Saturday, April 17, 2021 At 10:00A.M. At The Thunderbird Casino Pow Wow Grounds In Norman, Oklahoma.
Announcement
The After School Program is now offering free Virtual Tutoring for grades K-6 for any CCDF Eligible child, AST Tribal Member, or AST Employee child.   For more information, contact LaNora Buswell through email or phone.         Email: LaNora.Buswell@astribe.com         Phone: 405.481.3427 Call/or Text
Event
Tue, 03/09/2021 (All day) to Wed, 03/31/2021 (All day)
Join Us For Our Free Community Fluoride Prevention Drive • This event is for ages 2 - 17 years old. • Patients will need to provide us with their demographic information and will receive a goodie bag for participation. • Services include a 45 second to one minute fluoride application. • Free giveaways and prizes! For More Information Please Call 405.447.0300 Ext. 796
Event
Tue, 03/09/2021 (All day) to Wed, 03/31/2021 (All day)
March 2021 COVID-19 & Antibody Testing COVID-19 & ANTIBODY TESTING (Please enter the clinic for testing) For Your Visit Please... • Wear a mask • Bring identification For Antibody Testing... • Be prepared to have blood drawn • Those not being tested will not be allowed entry into the clinic • Testing is available to anyone ages 10&up For inquiries please call 405.695.1787 In the event of rain or adverse weather, testing will not be conducted. Testing is open to the public.
Announcement
COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE—BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—BEGINNING MARCH 1st SERVING PHASE 3: • ACTIVE patients and household members 16 years or older. • Open to all household members of AST Tribal members, patients, and employees. • The vaccine will be administered in a series of 2 shots 3-4 weeks apart. • You will be monitored 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine.
Announcement
      Dear Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members For many years The Title VI Department has provided gas to mow your lawns. We are updating the guidelines. The Title VI Grant provides gas as supportive services and for us to provide supportive service you must be a participant in the Title VI Program. Guidelines: 1. Absentee Shawnee Member 2. Must be 55 years and older 3. Must be an Title VI Member, have a current intake form on file (FY-2021) 4. Must provide Proof of Residency (utility bill — in the applicants name) 5. Handicap/Disabled 6. NO RENTAL PROPERTY WILL BE MOWED As a Title VI Member as long as you are within the guidelines you can put in your application and turn in your applications to the Title VI Department' As stated on the application: Maintenance will only mow and weed eat applicant's lawn. Maintenance will mow every two (2) weeks weather permitting. Also, the maintenance workers will not trim trees, shrubs, and will NOT move any items that are in the way of cutting your lawn. This year we are trying to get an early start on our grass mowing list, Any questions you can reach me at 405.275.4030 ext. 6227 or email me at dowings@astribe.com   Thomasine Owings Title VI Director  
Announcement
After hours COVID-19 Vaccine Event
Announcement
After Hours COVID-19 Vaccine Events  
Announcement
Tax Preparation Services are open to the community.   Those meeting the Low-to-Moderate income of $57,000 are eligible for free income tax filing, form 1040 and 1040SR.   Required Tax Documentation: Photo Identification, Social Security Card, Medical/Dental Expenses, 1099 Form, W-2 Form, 1099-R Form, last year's taxes and receipts for any charitable donations.   Tax Preparation Times: Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Thursdays 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm   To make an appointment, please contact Tina Ontiveros at 405.275.4030 ext. 6431   CALL TODAY! AST Multi-Purpose Building: 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801 www.astribe.com  
Announcement
SPECIAL 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" hereby calls and declares public notice that a SPECIAL meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for March 10th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Governor's Conference Room in Building #2 at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in  Shawnee, Oklahoma.   Ezra M. DeLodge Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma   Dated this 4th day of March, 2021.
Announcement
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" hereby 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, March 24, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ezra M. DeLodge,  Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 3rd day of March, 2021  
Announcement
ARE YOU GRADUATING THIS MAY? We want to honor the 2021 AST Graduates   Send us your full name, hometown, high school/college, degree or major and a photo (JPEG) to media@astribe.com by April 9, 2021. The graduates will be featured in a special insert in the May 2021 Absentee Shawnee News.  
Announcement
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members, If You Are Interested In Serving On One Of The Following Boards Commissions, Committees Or Councils:   ASEDA Cultural Advisory Council Education Committee Foster Care Licensing Committee TEC NAGPRA   Please Submit Your Letters Of Interest With Resume Attached To: Tribal Secretary 2025 S. Gordon Coo Er Dr. Shawnee, 0K 7451 ezrad@Astribe.Com

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