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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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.
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
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:
- 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 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!
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
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
Special presentation by:
SDPI coordinator/ Diabetes & Wellness Program Director
For more information contact,
405.275.4030 Ext. 6263
Special Thanks to Following Contributors:
ICW- ICW@astribe.com , CCDF- email@example.com , and Lisa Harrington- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Phone: 405.275.4030 ext. 6239
Phone 405.275.4030 ext. 6240
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 email@example.com
Kim Porter at 405.275.4030 x 6269 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be found on the AST website under Governor/WIA
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.
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
2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
405.275.4030 Ext 6242
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE ENSURING HOPE PROJECT
MEDICINE WHEEL & 12 STEP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
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:
For more information email Crystal Springer email@example.com
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)
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Mon, 04/18/2022 - 9:00am to Fri, 04/22/2022 - 4:00pm
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
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
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
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 email@example.com or 405.561.7811.
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
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
To apply, click here, https://www.astribe.com/employment/forms/employment-application
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.275.4030 x6416