You are invited to join the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's Rising Warrior and Native Connections Grant teams for our virtual "Bead Against Violence" event on Thursday, February 25, 2021at 6 PM! Join this FREE & VIRTUAL event to learn how to make a beaded popsocket.
This event is open to ages 13 to 19 years old. All supplies are included with your free registration. If you attend, you will get a free t-shirt, have a chance to enter raffle drawings, and even win additional prizes simply for inviting your friends to join!
Interested in signing up? Simply click the following link (https://forms.gle/UjWYMvVuynUdrWXL6). Supplies are limited and registration ends Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5 PM, so be sure to reserve your spot quick!
For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org, (P) 405.701.7995, or (C) 405.827.6489.
You are invited to join the AST Native Connections Grant for our virtual gardening event on March 5, 2021 at 6 PM via GoToMeeting! This event is open to ages 12-24 years old. Your registration will provide you with a FREE gardening kit including plants, paint, DIY supplies, wellness kit, self-care tips, and more preparing you to grow into the best version of yourself for the new year. You even have the chance to receive a FREE incentive item upon joining the class. Interested in signing up? Simply use your phone camera to scan the QR code or click the following link (https://forms.gle/7h5iLbjce5Bwjwwz7). For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at email@example.com or (P) 405.701.7995 (C) 405.827.6489. Registration ends February 19, 2021 at 5 PM.
You are invited to join the AST Native Connections Grant for our virtual Youth Advisory Board meeting on January 29, 2021 at 6PM via GoToMeeting! This event is open to ages 12-24 years old. Your registration will provide you with free & virtual access to minute-to-win-it games, giveaways, peer support, cultural connections & so much more! You even have the chance to receive a FREE incentive item upon joining our monthly meetings. Interested in signing up? Simply use your phone camera to scan the QR code or click the following link (https://forms.gle/GtmtuA9bMeNDK7899). For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (P) 405.701.7995 (C) 405.827.6489. Registration ends January 28, 2021 at 5 PM.
AST Native Connections Grant invites YOU to show your gratitude to our hardworking AST Health System employees by sending a “Thank You Letter” and/or “Thank You Coloring Sheet!” Below you can find “Ne-Yi-Wa” templates, however you are welcome to submit your own work as well. Submissions can be sent via email to email@example.com, via mail to Attn: Native Connections Grant 15951 Little Axe Drive Norman, OK 73026 , or drop them off at the Behavioral Health Department during your next visit. All letters and artwork will be shared with AST Health System employees, and you can receive a FREE giveaway item simply for participating! For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (P) 405.701.7995 (C) 405.827.6489.
Do you or someone you know have an art or skill you would like to teach Native youth? Examples include beadwork, storytelling, painting, moccasin making, drum making, basket weaving, pottery, and everything in between! AST Native Connections Grant wants to partner with YOU to lead a class for our upcoming cultural series for Native youth and young adults. You will be compensated and get to share your skills with our community to ground us more in culture! Interested in partnering? Simply use your phone camera to scan the QR code or click the following link (https://forms.gle/AjjFQXhT6MxSgmEFA). For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at email@example.com or (P) 405.701.7995 (C) 405.827.6489.
COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE
—BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—
CURRENTLY IN PHASE 1 SERVING:
• ACTIVE patients 65 years and older.
• All AST members 65 years and older.
The vaccine will be administered in a series of 2 shots 3-4 weeks apart.
• You will be monitored 15 - 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine.
To schedule your appointment call:
405.701.7190 or 405.701.7600
On behalf of the Education Department -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Indian Health Services offers scholarships for several health profession undergraduate and graduate programs for students beginning as early as their sophomore year of Pre-Nursing, enrolled in a bachelors degree granting program or above. Students do not need to be admitted to a program in order to apply/be awarded the scholarship. However, by the beginning of the Fall semester, students will need to be admitted to a program in order to begin receiving IHS funding.
The IHS Scholarship Program pays for tuition and required fees (calculated by the educational institution) directly applicable to a students approved curriculum and scholarship requirements. Required fees include lab, health unit, and parking permit fees. Additionally, IHS supports all scholarship recipients with a monthly stipend covering reasonable living expenses. Health Professions scholarship recipients will receive the stipend for a 12-month period, while Preparatory and Pre-Graduate scholarship recipients will receive the stipend for 10 months.
IHS will also pay for required books, laboratory expenses, dental/medical/optometric/etc. equipment and other miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholarship recipients receive a one-time payment for tutorial services or licensure/board certification preparatory classes, travel expenses to assist with travel to and from school for the year, and the rental of a Post office box.
A 2021 - 2022 list of IHS fundable degree tracks can be found at: https://link.zixcentral.com/u/0a9b865a/vruApsg-6xGQLVzvR15mZw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ihs.gov%2Fsites%2Fscholarship%2Fthemes%2Fresponsive2017%2Fdisplay_objects%2Fdocuments%2FComparison_Chart.pdf. Please be aware that the scholarships have been limited to Juniors and Seniors in undergraduate school with the exception of Sophomores going into a Pre-Nursing degree track and above.
To qualify for a Health Professions scholarship, applicants must also meet specific eligibility requirements by the start of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded:
» Have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
» Capable of completing a health profession degree program.
»Committed to serving Indian people as a health professional in your chosen specialty.
» Be willing to sign an Indian Health Service Scholarship Program Contract (IHS-818) agreeing to a minimum two-year service commitment to practice at an Indian health facility upon completion of your academic and/or post-graduate training.
The IHS Scholarship Application Handbook can be found at: https://link.zixcentral.com/u/f0ef58d2/LPiApsg-6xGQLVzvR15mZw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ihs.gov%2Fscholarship%2Fhandbooks%2Fapplication_handbook.pdf
I would recommend interested students read the handbook to familiarize themselves with the application process for the future. The 2021 – 2022 scholarship application is currently open and must be submitted as well as any required supporting documents, submitted electronically to the application, no later than February 28, 2021 by 7 pm EDT. Once a student is ready to apply, they should visit https://link.zixcentral.com/u/3341ce3d/NjSBpsg-6xGQLVzvR15mZw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ihs.gov%2Fscholarship%2Fapply%2F and select the big green "Apply Now" button. This will take the applicant to the online application portal.
REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of
Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3,
"Executive Committee Meetings " hereby 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, January 20,
2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee,
Ezra M. DeLodge, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 5th day of January, 2021
Drop Boxes Installed
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is still working in Phase 1 (with modifications). Drop boxes
were installed on the west side of the police station. These boxes will be utilized while the tribe
progresses through our multi-phase COVID-19 recovery plan for the complex. This will allow
departments to conduct regular business in a structured and safe socially distanced fashion
while we are operating in phases 1 and 2. The departments that have a drop box include: Finance,
Human Resources, Realty, Education, Tax Commission, Enrollment, Social Services & Court.
These boxes are locked and can only be opened by key that the corresponding departments