The Indian Child Welfare Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts to Absentee Shawnee children and elders, ages 0-17 in AST foster care or in legal guardianship through the AST tribal courts and Elders 65 years and older. Once an angel has been registered and accepted their Christmas wish list is placed on ICW’s Christmas tree for donors to purchase gifts. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their Christmas tree.
Download form angel_tree_guidelines.pdf:
The City of Shawnee will be turning off the water to the Shawnee complex for waterline maintenance. Therefore the Shawnee complex will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020. We will resume business the following business day, October 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Should you have any question please feel free to contact my office.
Due to the recent number of outbreaks within several departments of the Shawnee campus, the Executive Committee has agreed that no visitors would be allowed during the Special EC meeting, 10/7/2020. Please understand we are here to protect all tribal members as well as the staff that will be in attendance. You may review the agenda on the web page as well as the meeting video. This video will upload immediately following the meeting.
The Executive Committee
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee has established the following COVID-19 Relief Funds Programs. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our AST community and wants nothing more than to help serve our people. With this being said, the following programs have been opened on 9/28/2020:
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program:
The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program is designed to help alleviate the risk of energy utility service disconnection (i.e. electricity, gas, propane or heating oil/wood).
Details and the application can be found at: COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program
COVID-19 Home Relief Program:
The Absentee Shawnee COVID-19 Home Relief Program is designed to decrease evictions/foreclosures, prevent homelessness and increase home stability by helping Absentee Shawnee families whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19.
Details and the application can be found at: COVID-19 Home Relief Program
Due to CDC restrictions the Executive Committee will allow only 10 visitors/Tribal members to attend tomorrows EC meeting, 9-16-2020. If you are needing to attend, you must contact the Governor’s office to be added to the list. Once again, we are only allowing 10 visitors/tribal members on campus during this time. In order to keep everyone safe and social distance we will follow all guidelines until further notice.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe intended to move to Phase 2 of our Recovery Plan on September 1. However, out of an abundance of caution, the Executive Committee (EC) has decided to postpone that date. The EC will reconvene on Tuesday, September 8th to determine the safest course of action for our tribal members and employees. We will keep you updated on our plans as soon as more information can be provided.