The Native Connections & SASP Grants are hosting a summer-long “Culture is Prevention” series featuring new cultural outreach events and activities each week! For Week 4 we are collaborating with the Tribal Opioid Response Grant for a free and virtual class on Thursday, June 17th at 6:00 PM CST via GoToMeeting. In this class you will learn how to make a ribbon medicine wheel facilitated by John Soap, LPC (Absentee Shawnee)!
This class is open to all ages. Kits are limited and the deadline to register is Tuesday, June 15th at 5:00 PM (or until the class is filled). Supplies to make the ribbon medicine wheel will be provided and available for in-person pick up or mailed to your residence. If you would like to receive your supplies via mail please register by Monday, June 14th at 8:00 AM. Click the following link to register: https://forms.gle/wRYHnfTZES9CwE3Q6
For more information, please contact Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator) at 405.878.4716 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe American Rescue Recovery Funds Survey is now available! This survey is for Tribal members only and can be found under the Tribal member login section on the AST website.
Tribal members without access to a computer will still be able to take the survey. It will be printed in the AST News and Tribal members can call the Secretary’s office for a copy to be mailed/emailed.
If you are unable to login please call 405.275.4030 ext. 3100 or email at MIS Support.
Please note that the MIS staff dealing with login issues will be available, Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Tribal members can only take the survey ONE time.
To take the survey click here, https://www.astribe.com/tmo-login.
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Cultural Preservation Department Presents:
Summer Days Giveaways
CUSTOMERS EARN ONE (1) ENTRY PER EVERY $20 SPENT AT AST GIFT SHOP. PROMOTION RUNS BETWEEN JUNE 1ST THROUGH JULY 31ST.
FOUR DRAWINGS WILL BE ON AUGUST 2ND, 2021.
Shop to win one of FOUR giveaway baskets!
Layaway purchases are excluded from giveaway drawings. Winners will be contacted via information provided per entry.
Winners must pick up their gift baskets at the AST Gift Shop by August 13th, 2021.
Thunderbird Casino, Norman & Shawnee
Thunderbird Casino, Norman location
15700 E State Hwy 9
Saturday, June 12, 2021
9 am to 12 pm in the Warrior Room
Full and part-time positions available
Players Club Representative, Table Games Dealer, Drop Team Member, Food & Beverage Team, Slot Technician, Environmental Services, Vault Teller, Cage Cashier, Security Officer
Sign on Bonus
100% Employer Paid Benefits
On the spot interview when you apply by June 11, 2021
Apply online at playthunderbird.com
Do you or someone you know have an art or skill you would like to teach the community? Examples include sewing, beading, dancing, singing, storytelling, moccasin making, painting and everything in between!
The Native Connections & SASP Grants want to partner with you to lead a class for our summer-long "Culture is Prevention" 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? Complete the following interest form: https://forms.gle/R7cB1JUumSS2X4MD7
**DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC CLASSES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. WE CAN PROVIDE TECHNOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE AS NEEDED FOR YOU TO TEACH THE CLASS**
For more information or questions please contact Angela Gonzalez (Native Connections Coordinator) or Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator). Their contact information is listed below.
Angela Gonzalez, Native Connections Grant Coordinator
405.701.7995 | email@example.com
Brendan McIntyre, SASP Grant Coordinator
405.878.4716 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe has received official confirmation from the U.S. Treasury regarding the Fiscal Recovery Funds of the American Rescue Plan Act.
The amount received in the first of two allocations is $22,464,864.99.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will assess the needs of the people through a survey engagement which will be distributed via tribal member login located on the tribal website by Friday, June 11, 2021.
Based on the Survey results, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Executive Committee will be working on a plan for the use of funds to benefit tribal members through programs and services.
For further guidance on allowable use of the American Rescue Plan Funds, please visit the following link: Home.Treasury.Gov.
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The Executive Committee
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA
86th SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL RECESSED MEETING
The meeting is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 19th 2021 at 10:00 am
at The Thunderbird Casino Event Center in Norman, OK.
Apron Workshop June 22, 2021
Sponsored by the Tribal Library
Please Register with Kay Bemo in the Cultural Preservation department, she may be reached at
ext. 6238. Class will be held at the Multi-purpose room in Shawnee from 6-8pm. Sign up today,
supplies are limited! Instructors and staff have been fully vaccinated.
JUNE 22, 2021
2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive,
Shawnee Ok 74801
Tribal Complex moves to Phase III, Monday, June 7, 2021
All employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
Temperature check will still be required of employees and visitors. Appointments are encouraged.
Front doors to each of the business buildings will be open from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE Assorted Frito Lays Chips
while supplies last
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex
2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
Wednesday June 2, 2021
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday June 3, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 PM
THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE
OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA
REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
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, June 23rd, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Alicia Miller, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 1st day of June, 2021
Today, May 25th at 7PM CST the Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Native Connections Grant will help facilitate a virtual event with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Cheyenne and Arapaho author, Tommy Orange, hosted by the Jacobson House Quarantine Diaries.
We will go live for an evening with Tommy Orange via The Jacobson House’s FB live and Zoom.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85865845319...
Meeting ID: 858 6584 5319
For more information, contact Angela Gonzalez (Native Connections Grant Coordinator) at 405.701.7995 or email@example.com.
In accordance with the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Authority, Inc. and Li Si Wi
Nwi Health, Inc. By-laws, a Special Meeting of the Li i Wi Nwi Health, Inc. and Absentee
Shawnee Tribal Health Authority, Inc. Board of Directors is called for Thursday, May 27,
2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room A and via Go To Meeting at the Little Axe Health
Center located at 15951 Little Axe Drive, Norman, OK 73026 for the purpose of conducting
business of the Health Corporations, including By-laws review and discussion; Budget items,
Storage Building; Executive Session, if necessary and any additional business.
The Behavioral Health department and SASP grant invites you to attend the weekly Wellbriety Working Lunch, facilitated by John Soap! The Wellbriety meetings are virtual and free, and can provide you with a support group to help you on your journey to recovery. For further information about what these meetings entail, please view the provided flyer.
Wellbriety Working Lunch will take place on Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm, starting next week, May 27th. Follow the link below to access the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: 872.240.3311
Access Code: 801-887-957
Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 22.214.171.124 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 801 887 957
Or dial directly: email@example.com or 126.96.36.199##801887957
Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps The medicine wheel and 12 Step program was developed to provide a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American people. This program was developed by White Bison, based upon teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life and the Four Laws of Change. How the Process Works The Medicine Wheel and 12 Step program is designed in a series of modules that enable people to meet their individual needs. Participants watch a video that explains Medicine Wheel teachings and apply them to their lives. In addition, participants share their insights and experiences in a talking circle. They also learn how to mind map their own innate knowledge around these teachings and then apply that knowledge to their daily lives and decision making processes. For those working through the program in a group setting (i.e. Circles of Recovery) very strong social and emotional bonds are created that help the individuals who participate to develop trust, autonomy, and other healthy feelings and thought patterns that will help them to grow emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Focus The focus of the program is on character and values. Thus each of the 12 Steps is presented from the perspective of the value that it reflects. Step 5: Integrity Step 6: Willingness Step 7: Humility Step 8: Forgiveness Step 9: Justice Step 10: Perseverance Step 11: Spiritual Awakening Step 12: Service Step 1: Honesty Step 2: Hope Step 3: Faith Step 4: Courage Teachings of the medicine wheel The Medicine Wheel is an ancient method for teaching important concepts about truth and life. Many Native American communities use a Medicine Wheel, although the colors and the symbols are different depending upon the culture. The purpose is the same in each culture. These teachings, when applied to one’s life, have the power to influence significant change in attitudes, behaviors, values and intent. The Elders have shared a series of Teachings based upon the Natural Order of the way things should be. These are sometimes referred to as the “original instructions.” These important Teachings are included in the Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps: 1.) 4 seasons of change 2.) 4 laws of change 3.) 4 directions of growth 4.) 12 principles for healthy living 5.) Reclaiming Our Power 6.) The 12 steps of recovery 7.) Nature's Way: Principles, laws, and Values 8.) Cycle of Life 9.) 8 feelings for healthy development 10.) Comfort Zones 11.) The Two Thought System: Love and Fear 12.) The medicine wheel 13.) The laws of the unseen world.
“The Native Connections & SASP Grants are hosting a summer long “Culture is Prevention” series featuring new cultural outreach events each week! The first week’s event will be a free and virtual class on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM CST via GoToMeeting. In this class you will learn how to make a beaded keychain facilitated by Comanche artist, Josh DeBartolo.
This class is open to Native youth ages 12-24 years old. Space is limited to 20 participants and the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 25th at 5:00 PM, so be sure to register quick! All supplies to make the beaded keychain will be provided and available to pick up in-person or mailed to your residence. If you would like to receive your supplies via mail please register by Friday, May 21st. Click the following link to register: https://forms.gle/abEkbXDdExqLbqfV7
For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez, Native Connections Coordinator, at 405.701.7995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The Driveway Assistance Program provides the necessary materials, labor, and/or contract services to improve the existing driveways to Tribal Members existing homes. Improvements shall include the rehabilitation of existing driveways to improve the mobility of Tribal Members.
Completed Driveway Application
Absentee Shawnee CDIB Card
Proof of property ownership
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Member
Tribal Member must own property where the driveway to be improved is located
Apply online, https://www.astribe.com/forms/driveway-assistance-program
For more information or a paper application,
please call the Roads Department at 405.275.4030 ext 6301
Our AST Gift Shop (Shawnee Location) is now open to ALL by appointment only Monday–Friday 8am -5pm.
We are also still adhering to CDC guidelines. We will require your temperature to be taken before entering our building and masks must be worn properly to enter. We will only allow 2 customers in at a time and we request that social distancing (six feet) is maintained.
Our Little Axe Gift Shop will only be open on May 20th from 8am-4:30pm. We will be open once a month following the month of May and this will continue until further notice.