Announcements & Events

Announcement
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE Lady’s Ribbon Skirt Contest for Native American Heritage Month AST members only Adult Category (18 & up) Youth Category (17 & under) 1 entry per submission Send brief description of skirt submission along with contact phone number Send photo entry and information to: secretary@astribe.com Entries due Friday, October 28th by 5:00 P.M. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 18th.
Event
Wed, 11/02/2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
2023 Open Enrollment Event Wednesday, November 2, 2022 10 am - 2 pm AST Multi-Purpose Building 2029 James L Edwards Lane Shawnee, OK 74801 The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period is October 15-December 7. Compare your coverage with the new benefits available and maximize  your plan for 2023. Questions? Contact a PBA! Little Axe Health Center 405.447.0300, Shawnee Clinic 405.878.5850 Giveaways and snacks will be provided by our Patient Benefit Advocates and our Contracted Benefit Advisor with Legacy Tribal Services.
Announcement
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Date:  September 28, 2022 Hearing Date:  October 18, 2022 at 6:00pm Location:  AST Health Multipurpose Building, 2029 James L. Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK 74801 Purpose:  The purpose of this public hearing is to allow public comments relating to the draft AST 102-477 plan.  The final Plan will be submitted to the P.L. 102-477 for the approval of the plan to be used for the plan period 1/1/2023-12/31/2025.  The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to give feedback on the draft plan and this input will be considered when completing the final AST 102-477 Plan.  Items of interest to be discussed will include the following: Employment, Education and Training Services Enhance the Quality of Child Care If anyone who wishes to comment but cannot attend the public hearing, they may do so by sending a letter to the AST CCDF Programs address or email astchildcare@astribe.com.  Copies of the draft AST 102-477 Plan can be requested prior to the hearing from ASTChildCare@astribe.com or by calling 405.275.4030. This notice will be posted at the following locations and resources: Absentee Shawnee Building Blocks CDC- Shawnee, OK Absentee Shawnee Building Blocks CDC- Little Axe, OK Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex Building #1 Reception Area, Shawnee, OK Absentee Shawnee Tribe Health Clinic, Shawnee and Norman, OK   Absentee Shawnee Tribe Shawnee After School Program- Shawnee, OK Absentee Shawnee Tribe Website- www.astribe.com           For further information about this notice or the AST 102-477 Plan, please contact Briana Ponkilla, CCDF Coordinator, Briana.ponkilla@astribe.com or Twyla Blanchard, Self-Governance Director, twylab@astribe.com or 405.275.4030.
Meeting
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00am
89th SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE THUNDERBIRD CASINO EVENT CENTER IN NORMAN OKLAHOMA. DATED THIS 15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2022
Meeting
Tue, 09/27/2022 - 2:00pm
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 Tuesday September 27th, 2022   at  2:00 PM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.            Dated this 20th day of September 2022
Announcement
  Angel Tree Program The Indian Child Welfare Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts to Absentee Shawnee children and elders. The program is designed to support AST foster children, children in legal guardianship, low income families and Elders 60 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. Angel Tree Participant Requirements:  Must be an enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal Member or enrolled with a Federal Recognized Tribe  Must be 0-17 years old or an Elder 60 years and older  Must live within Cleveland, Pottawatomie, and Oklahoma counties  Must not exceed the income requirements: Household Size   Net Monthly Income Limit   Household Size   Net Monthly Income Limit 1                                  $1,064                                5                           $2,557 2                                  $1,437                                6                           $2,930 3                                  $1,810                                7                           $3,304 4                                  $2,184                                8                           $3,677 In order to expedite your visit you can Download the form here and print a paper copy. Application deadline 11:00 PM, Friday, October 14, 2022 3 ways to apply: Online – www.astribe.com In-Person – 105 N. Kimberly, Shawnee, OK Email – ICW@astribe.com For more information contact Indian Child Welfare at 405.395.4490
Obituary
Robert White, age 91, lifelong resident of Little Axe, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He was born December 16, 1930 in Little Axe, Oklahoma to Willie White and Tennie Little Jim. Robert was raised in Little Axe and attended High School and Post Graduate at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. He married Dorothy Jean (Marshall) White. Robert proudly served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force as Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged. He worked most of his life in the Construction and Carpentry. Robert was a proud member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Cornerstone Indian Baptist Church, Little Axe Alumni, Metal Lathers Local 26 and Carpenters Union Local 329. He loved being with church members, family, and friends and playing harmonica.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie White & Tennie Little Jim; his wife, Dorothy Jean White; brother, Leroy White; and step-son, Allen George Bowman.         Survivors include his son, Robert White, Jr.; sister, Barbara & Jerry Little Axe; granddaughters, Kim and Erica; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
Meeting
Tue, 09/20/2022 - 2:00pm
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 Tuesday, September 20th 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Dated this 6th day of September, 2022
Event
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
O.I.LS. Wills Clinic Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9 am - 2 pm AST Courtroom 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 No appointment needed, first come first served AST TRIBAL MEMBERS ONLY For questions, please call AST Court at 405.275.4030 x 6336 or 6241
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day.
Announcement
AST Workforce Development & Career Initiative  Pilot Program Now accepting applicants! MUST be an AST member to apply! *limited spots available* Three-year program including training with Moore Norman Technology Center or Gordon Cooper Technology Center For more information & application: Connor Edwards, Workforce  Project Coordinator Phone - 405.275.4030 ext 6439 connore@astribe.com
Announcement
INDIGENOUS YOUTH  CAREER ENGAGEMENT Informational Webinar & Discussion Join us for a virtual introduction to USDA Land Management Careers SEPTEMBER 14–15, 2022 1130 ET – 1700 ET AUDIENCE: Native American college students  Tribal & Non-Tribal College Advisors & Faculty Staff  Tribal Organization Program Managers Learn to Navigate the Opportunities!
Announcement
The AST After School Program is hiring van drivers. The positions are part-time when school is in session. Click here to apply, https://www.astribe.com/employment
Event
Wed, 08/31/2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Our Ensuring Hope Project will be providing a survey and goody bag while supplies last on August 31st in front of the Behavioral Health building at the Shawnee Clinic. Our Tribal Opioid Response Project will also be giving out Narcan kits. What is Narcan? NARCAN® is a potentially lifesaving medication designed to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes. Since most opioid overdoses occur in the home and are most often witnessed, having a NARCAN® rescue kit nearby can make all the difference. (Source: https://www.narcan.com/#what-is-narcan) For questions, call 405.878.4716 or cspringer@astribe.com
Announcement
School supply assistance Eligibility AST tribal members K-8th grade, ages 5-12 years Live in Oklahoma, Cleveland & McClain counties Children attending school districts in these counties that are not serviced by AST JOM are eligible AST tribal members who utilize CCDF Child Care Assistance are automatically eligible. Non-CCDF children must complete an application, provide copy of CDIB card & school enrollment verification. Contact AST CCDF School Age Children : please email child & parent's names & copy of school supply list to ASTCHILDCARE@astribe.com Non-CCDF Eligible School Age Children - request application by emailing, AST CHILDCARE@astribe.com or call 405.445.6000 Applications call also be picked by at AST Building Blocks locations. Return applications and supporting documents to the email address above. AST CCDF Program will coordinate with families regarding distrubution of school supplies.
Meeting
Wed, 08/17/2022 - 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, August 17th, 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 2nd day of August, 2022
Announcement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday August 8, 2022 in observance of AST Day.  
Meeting
Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Long-Range Transportation Plan Meeting Location: AST Multi-Purpose Building 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 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. Contact Information For further questions and to RSVP, please contact Twyla Blanchard Self-Governance Director TwylaB@astribe.com 405.275.4030
Meeting
Wed, 07/20/2022 - 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 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
Announcement
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

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