The Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Long-Range Transportation Plan Meeting
Location: AST Multi-Purpose Building
2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
Date & Time: Friday, August 12th at 10:00 am.
In an effort to update and modernize its Tribal Transportation Program, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) is developing a long-range transportation plan (LRTP). The LRTP will allow for the inventory and analysis of transportation infrastructure within the AST transportation network and geographic service area. The LRTP identifies goals and develops strategies to address current and future land use, economic development, traffic demand, and public health, safety, and social needs (25 CFR Part 170.400 and 410).
The tribal communities and local population are the beneficiaries of tribal transportation improvements. The AST invites the members of the tribal community and various stakeholders with a vested in interest to attend a public meeting to ask questions and share information. The meeting will be held at the AST Multi-Purpose Building on Friday, August 12, 2022, starting at 10 am and concluding by noon. Refreshments will be provided.
For further questions and to RSVP, please contact
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, July 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 July, 2022
Today, July 5, 2022, the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program is accepting applications again!!!
Please complete the qualifier section to determine program eligibility (before proceeding to the full application).
Please read all provided information, if you have additional questions, please call 405.275.4030 ext 6446 or 6440 or email HAF@astribe.com
To start the qualifier section, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/Homeowners-Assistance-Fund-Program
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,
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
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
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
The Tribal Organizational Assessment is an in-depth review of the tribal child welfare program. The assessment looks closely at the program’s operations and staffing, its partnerships with other programs and community agencies, and its relationship with the tribal community. The assessment seeks to identify the tribal child welfare program’s strengths and areas for improvement.
The Tribal Organizational Assessment is built upon a foundation of interviews with individuals who have knowledge of the tribal child welfare program, or who have ideas about the needs of children, families, and the tribal community. Your interview will contribute important information for the assessment.
Staff from the tribal child welfare program value your opinion and want us to ask you how the program is doing. We will keep our conversation to 1-1.5 hours. You can choose not to answer any question asked and can stop the conversation at any time.
How We Use Your Feedback
We’ll take your feedback and combine it with feedback from other community members into the Tribal Organizational Assessment report. The report provides a summary of program strengths and challenges and will make recommendations for managing and improving the program. Capacity Building Center for Tribes staff will return to the tribal community after completing the report to present and discuss findings of the assessment.
We know your time is valuable, and we thank you for your participation. If you have any questions at all about the assessment, please feel free to contact the Capacity Building Center for Tribes’ Evaluation Manager: Salvador Armendariz at Salvador.Armendariz@du.edu.
Click here to take the survey,
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
Four $1,000 winner takes all contests! Each contest has seven $100 consolation to be paid out. Men's Fancy, Traditional, Ladies Fancy Shawl, Cloth/Buckskin
Tiny Tots 0-6 years no registration
Juniors Ages 7-12 - $150, $100, $50 (boys combined, girls combined)
Teens 13-17 - $200, $150, $100
Boys - Grass/Fancy, Traditional/Straight
Girls - Cloth.Buckskin, Fancy Shawl/Jingle
Golden Age 56+ - $600, $400, $200, Men's Combined, Ladies Combined
Sunday July 3
Due to the extreme heat, Gourd Dance will start at 4:30 pm.
Adult Categories - $600, $400, $200
Men's Straight, Traditional, Fancy, grass
Ladies Cloth, Buckskin, Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress
Senior Adults 46-55 - $600, $400, $200
Men's Straight Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Ladies Cloth, Buckskin, Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress
Powwow Head Staff
Arena Director - Randy Frazier
MC - Eastman Switch
Head Singer - Mike Kihega
Head Gourd Dance - Robert Tabor
Head Man - Wolf Leitka
Head Lady - Alexis Edwards
Color Guard- Absentee Shawnee Veterans Council
Host Northern Drum - Ocese Band
Co-Hosts - Tinker Intertribal & Oklahoma Indian Bikers
Stomp Dance Coordinator - Scott Miller
Powwow Coordinator - Leah Bender-Bates
Saturday & Sunday Schedule
Registration opens at 2:30 pm, closes at Grand Entry
Gourd Dance 3 pm
Supper Break 5-6 pm
Gourd Dance resumes 6 pm
Grand Entry 7:30 pm Dancers must dance Grand Entry on the night of their contest. All dancers must register & display a number.
Two Fireworks shows both at 10pm Thursday June 30 & Sunday July 3
Free kids inflatables on both Sat & Sun 5-10 pm, both days
Saturday 9 pm -12:30 am Cecil Gray & Native Blues Band in the 777's Bar. Must be 21+ years
Sunday at 8:30 pm FREE watermelon feed.
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA
AST ELDER APPLICATION HELP
(AGES 55+ ONLY PLEASE)
ARPA Summer General Welfare Assistance
Friday, June 10, 2022
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
AST Shawnee Clinic’s Multi-Purpose Building
2029 James L. Edwards Lane
**Please bring updated AST CDIB card**
**THIS IS NOT A CHECK DISBURSEMENT EVENT**
All checks will be mailed beginning July 8th & 22nd
For additional questions, please call the
ARPA helpline 405.481.8625, or
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, email@example.com.
To apply online, click here: (No longer available)
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
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Agriculture Department
Presents: Running to Produce 5K Cross Country Run / Mile Fun Run/ Walk
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!!
Absentee Shawnee Website and Absentee Shawnee Tribe Facebook page
Or register by Scanning QR Code
❖ Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.
❖ Start of race: 9:00 a.m.
❖ T-shirts for all 5K and 1 mile fun run/ walk participants
For more information
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Or (405) 275- 4030 EXT. 6263
PLEASE fill out EACH BLANK completely and return by the Deadline.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST
I, ______________________________________, hereby certify that I am or will be an Eligible
Voter of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe on or before June 18, 2022 I cannot physically
be present to cast my Vote at the June 18, 2022 Annual Election, therefore, I am requesting an Absentee Ballot be mailed to me at the following address.
Name (please print): ___________________________________________________________
(first) (middle) (maiden) (last)
Address:____________________________ City: _______________St: _______Zip:________
CDIB#:______________________________ Date of Birth: ______________________
Signature: ____________________________ Date:______________________________
All REQUESTS must be returned to the Election Commission by the deadline date of
May 29, 2022
Absentee Shawnee Election Commission
P.O. Box 741
Tecumseh, OK 74873
Fax # 405.273.1337 (Do not fax to any other fax #)
Phone: 405.275.4030 ext. 6271
Toll free number 800.256.3341 ext. 6271
Deliver in Person to:
Election Commission Office located in the Tribal Court Building
All eligible voters are entitled to vote either at the Polls or by Absentee Ballot.
This form may be duplicated for your convenience.
______________________________________________________________________________ ELECTION COMMISSION USE ONLY
Received: _____________________ Approved:____________________ Disapproved: _______________
If Disapproved (reason): _________________________________________________________________
Denial Letter Mailed:___________________________ Ballot Mailed:_____________________________
_______________________________________ Election Commission/Representative
Yvonne Katherine Cahwee was born on March 29, 1950 in Claremore, OK and passed away on May 11, 2022 in Tulsa, OK. She was enrolled with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma with Muskogee Creek and Seneca descent. Her tribal name was “Na-Ge-Ka-Ewa-Shee” (Beaver) and she was of the Water Clan. She attended Bowen Indian Baptist Church and Indian Falls Creek Baptist Assembly.
Yvonne graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1968 and continued her higher education at the Oklahoma Junior College where she received her Associates of Science degree in Computer Technology in 1984. She married her soulmate, Dwayne, in 1993 and was the mother to five children: Ray, Katherine, William, Tike, and Atira. In addition to being a devoted mama, Yvonne was employed throughout the years at the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office, Indian Health Service’s Office, and retired from River Spirit Casino in 2020 where she was awarded with Employee of the Year in 2016.
Her hobbies included travel, sports, movies, concerts, and of course the casino slots. In her younger years, she enjoyed coaching and playing basketball, volleyball, softball, bowling, and pool. In her later years, she loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and watching the OU Sooner games every Saturday with her two boys Boogie and Scooter. She cherished the holidays and always had her home decorated for all seasons.
Yvonne is survived by her husband Dwayne Cahwee; her three siblings: Eugene Alford Jr., Diane Guthrie, and Janene Alford; her three children: Ray Alford, Katherine Smith, and Atira Chapman; her seven grandchildren; and her six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents Eugene Alford Sr. and Davene Alford; and her two sons, William Alford and Tike Chapman.
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