Announcements & Events

Event
Thu, 07/18/2024 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to prepare corn for cooking and learn Shawnee words for different parts of corn! Come join us July 18 from 3-8 pm at the AST Farmhouse, 43406 Benson Park Road, Shawnee, OK Event is open to everyone. We know this is a last minute event notice but we hope everyone can make it! Ki ke fi pa Ti me (kah kee thah peh dah mee) Let’s dry corn!
Announcement
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members, If You Are Interested In Serving On One Of The Following Boards Commissions, Committees Or Councils: Foster Care (2) Health (3) ASEDA (1) NAGPRA (5) Gaming Commission (2) Please Submit Your Letters Of Interest With Resume Attached To: Tribal Secretary 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. Shawnee, 0K 74801 secretary@astribe.com
Meeting
Wed, 07/17/2024 - 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” 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 17, 2024 at 10:00 AM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Misty McGirt, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 2nd day of July 2024.
Event
Fri, 08/02/2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Back to School Bash & Kiddy 500 for ASHA residents and AST youth. Enjoy the evening filled with community, food, school supplies, inflatables and games. Backpacks & school supplies ages 4-18 "Racing to defeat child abuse" ages 2-14 For backpack/school supplies questions only - contact communitydev@ashousingauthority.com or 405.617.0480. For Kiddy 500 questions only - contact astchildcare@astribe.com August 2, 2024 5-8 pm Rolling Hills Community Center, 2102 E Main Street, Shawnee, OK Registration required. Deadline to register is Friday, July 12, 2024 To register online, click here https://form.jotform.com/241484004055145
Event
Thu, 07/25/2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
COME & JOIN US FOR A LUNCHEON COVERING  TEEN FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBAL MEMBERS AGES 15-19. Hosted by Absentee Shawnee Tribe & AllNations Bank July 25, 2024 from 11 am - 1 pm at the AST Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK Each student that opens a checking or savings account will receive a $50 deposit. Please RSVP BEFORE July 23 to Lisa Griffin, AST Financial Analyst, 405.275.4030 x3659.
Event
Sat, 07/06/2024 - 8:00am
Run/Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness!   5K & 1 Mile MMIW Awareness Run/Walk: •  Saturday, July 6th, 2024 — Registration Starts At 7:00AM • 15700 State Hwy 9, Norman, OK — At the Event Center   Scan the QR code below to register at NO COST! Race starts at 8:00AM. Got questions? Contact slawerance@astribe.com or lisaf@tbecinc.com or call  405.701.7977.   See flyer for details.
Event
Sat, 07/06/2024 - 10:00am
Free Cornhole Tournament, Saturday July 6th at Thunderbird Casino! Any Age, Free Registration, Winning team wins a pair of custom Cornhole boards!
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5, 2024 in observance of Independence Day.
Event
Thu, 07/04/2024 - 2:30pm
Thursday, July 4th Thunderbird Casino, Norman. Outdoor concert gates open at 2:30pm Heartbreak Petty, Tom Petty Tribute, 3:00pm Double Vision, Foreigner Tribute, 5:00pm Return of the Mac, Fleetwood Mac Tribute, 7:00pm Journey of a lifetime, Journey Tribute, 9:00pm 10:30pm Fireworks Show Fun for the whole family, free admission. Free Inflatables, play corn hole, Free petting zoo. Food Trucks, Arts and Crafts vendors!
Event
Tue, 07/30/2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Let's Share our Culture Through the Eyes of our Elders We need you. Looking for 60 and older elders to come and speak Shawnee. Topics - stories, history and to converse with one another. Shawnee Clinic 10 am - 3 pm Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th We will provide transportation clinic to clinic, must notify Melinda Ferrell Melinda Ferrell 405.701.7175 Scott Miller smiller@astribe.com            
Event
Tue, 07/23/2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Let's Share our Culture Through the Eyes of our Elders We need you. Looking for 60 and older elders to come and speak Shawnee. Topics - stories, history and to converse with one another. Shawnee Clinic 10 am - 3 pm Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th We will provide transportation clinic to clinic, must notify Melinda Ferrell Melinda Ferrell 405.701.7175 Scott Miller smiller@astribe.com            
Event
Tue, 07/16/2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Let's Share our Culture Through the Eyes of our Elders We need you. Looking for 60 and older elders to come and speak Shawnee. Topics - stories, history and to converse with one another. Shawnee Clinic 10 am - 3 pm Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th We will provide transportation clinic to clinic, must notify Melinda Ferrell Melinda Ferrell 405.701.7175 Scott Miller smiller@astribe.com
Event
Tue, 07/09/2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Let's Share our Culture Through the Eyes of our Elders We need you. Looking for 60 and older elders to come and speak Shawnee. Topics - stories, history and to converse with one another. Shawnee Clinic 10 am - 3 pm Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th We will provide transportation clinic to clinic, must notify Melinda Ferrell Melinda Ferrell 405.701.7175 Scott Miller smiller@astribe.com
Obituary
  Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, Jr.  April 6, 1936 - June 9, 2024 It is with great sadness that the remaining children of Minnie and Clifton Nicholas Brokeshoulder, announce the passing of their oldest brother Clifton (Cliff) Nicholas Brokeshoulder Jr. on June 9, 2024. Cliff died from lung-related issues in Surprise, AZ.   He was 88 years old and enjoyed traveling, sports, and retirement life.   Cliff was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  In 1945, the Brokeshoulder family moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma.  Cliff entered Washington Grade and Ardmore Middle School. While in Middle school, Cliff worked as a golf caddie at Dornick Hills. Country Club. He was able to caddie for famous golfers such as Jack Nicklaus.  From this experience, Cliff learned and loved the game of golf. During his lifetime, he traveled and competed in many golf tournaments.  In 1957, Cliff graduated from High School at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.  While at Haskell, he was a track athlete and ran with Billy Mills. Billy was one of Cliff’s many long-time friends that he remained in contact with. Cliff had a long career was with Shawnee Mission Medical Center as a Boiler Operator.  He retired at age 65 and moved from Overland Park, Kansas to Surprise, AZ with his wife, Joy. Cliff is survived by his wife, Joy, three daughters, Vicki, Tammy, Sheri and son, Gerald (Beverlee) Brokeshoulder.  He also leaves 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Cliff’s  surviving immediate siblings from oldest to youngest are:  Loretta (Les) Schwarz Reed, West Linn. OR; Wynona Lumpmouth, Glendale, AZ; Glenda (Martin) Johnson, Woodbridge, VA; Katrina (Lorenzo) Coriz, Albuquerque, NM; and, Rita Brokeshoulder, Shawnee, OK. Preceding Cliff in death are his parents, Clifton and Minnie Brokeshoulder, and brothers Harry, Harrell, and Eddie Brokeshoulder and sister Helen Arns.
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Wednesday, June 19 , 2024 in observance of Juneteenth Day.
Meeting
Thu, 06/20/2024 - 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” 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 Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Misty McGirt, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 4th day of June 2024.
Event
Fri, 06/28/2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Protecting Ancestral Legacy Elder Abuse Awareness Event Bringing the community together for our Elders. Cook-off Raffle Launch of transit campaign June 28, 2024 10 am - 1 pm Absentee Shawnee Tribe, 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK Please RSVP by calling 405.273.2888.
Event
Fri, 05/31/2024 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
AST Agriculture Department Tribal members join us for our 3rd Annual Starter Plant Distribution! Friday May 31, 2024 9 am - 5 pm. (while supplies last) 43406 Benson Park Road, Shawnee, OK  For questions, call 405.827.6545
Event
Fri, 06/21/2024 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Agriculture Department presents 3rd Annual Fishin for Nutrition Friday, June 21, 2024 9 am to 3 pm  AST Farm, Exit 192,  SW corner of I-40 and Valleyview Rd off Earlsboro exit  AST youth invited 18 and under (13 & under accompanied by an adult)    Lunch provided by 477 Program For questions, call 405.827.6545
Announcement
PLEASE NOTE - Due to a water main break, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal complex is closing at 4 pm today, May 28, 2024. The complex will be opening later Wednesday May 29 pending repairs.

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