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PUBLIC NOTICE Cultural Preservation – THPO Program is seeking Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members who attended boarding school. Please contact Carol Butler at 405.275.4030 ext. 6245 or cbutler@astribe.com for more details.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Department of Public Safety has been diligent in the response to the severe weather impacts. Now that initial damage assessments have ended and response plans are in place, we are looking to coordinate with willing AST volunteers to assist in recovery efforts. Seminole County and the City of Seminole will be our primary location for providing our assistance. If you are interested in volunteering your time and efforts to assist our neighboring communities, please reach out to the following forms of contact: - ASTEM@astribe.com - 405.740.1502 [if you do not receive an answer immediately, please leave a voicemail so we may call you back] The information we will require will be your: o Name o Contact Number o Capabilities (What efforts you wish to provide assistance with) We will be collecting contact information for volunteers over the weekend and will formulate an action plan based on the strengths and capabilities of the volunteers we receive. ASTEM will be in communication with Seminole County Emergency Management, City of Seminole Emergency Management, FEMA, and the American Red Cross to receive updates on types of assistance needed. Expect follow up calls about your volunteer inquiries early next week, as the current work force in the Seminole area will greatly appreciate relief in the form of fresh bodies and minds. At the moment we have been informed that debris collection and removal is of high priority and will gladly accept those who would be willing to assist with those efforts. We look forward to coordinating our efforts with you in assisting our communities!
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Southwest Throw, Heater, Box Fan or Air Purifier The following items are eligible for LIHEAP participants that are enrolled with a federally recognized tribe and live in Cleveland & Pottawatomie counties.  For more questions or application, please call Social Services at 405.878.4723.
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Career Opportunity Notice Tribal members that are interested in an HVAC career or change of career, the Workforce Development & Career Initiative will be conducting vocational assessment for tribal members to see if they meet the qualifications. This assessment will be provided at Moore Norman Technology Center. Opening Date              May 1st 2022    Closing Date May 25th 2022 Contact the Representatives Office DeWayne Wilson Email: dewayne.wilson@astribe.com Phone: 405.275.4030 ext. 6239 Monique Harris Email:mharris@astribe.com Phone 405.275.4030 ext. 6240
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Applications are available online. This program is first come first serve and applicant must qualify and meet the WIOA guidelines. Program begins on June 6th and ends July 29th. Deadline for applications is May 20, 2022. For more information contact: Alvina Barnes at 405.275.4030 x 6307 alvinab@astribe.com Kim Porter at 405.275.4030 x 6269 kporter@astribe.com Applications can be found on the AST website under Governor/WIA
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    AST High School Seniors College Scholarship Entry Form AllNations Bank is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. The bank’s president, Steve Smith, is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. These scholarships are to assist in furthering their education after high school. The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding your entry. You will be notified if your name has been selected and we will schedule a time for you to take a photo to be placed in the AST Newsletter and on the Tribe’s media outlets. The scholarship check will be issued directly to the school the student attends.   Name:                                                                                                                     Address:                                                                                                                 Phone:                                                                                                                    Email:                                                                                                                     Required documents: Tribal Enrollment Card Copy (must be the updated card)   Submit forms via fax, email, mail, or at the Education drop box on the AST Shawnee Complex.   DEADLINE: RECEIVED BY MAY 16, 2022 AT 5:00 PM CDT Education Department 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 Ext 6242 405.273.7938 (fax) tresham@astribe.com  
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ABSENTEE SHAWNEE ENSURING HOPE PROJECT MEDICINE WHEEL & 12 STEP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN OUTCOMES Individuals return to natural order Help rebuild families and assume roles as warriors Achieve sobriety and grow Bring a person's life from despair to happiness & service Making the Medicine Wheel & 12 steps a part of everyday life is a warrior's journey Every Wednesday April 27, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm CST Virtual classes To register for this class use QR code or follow link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmE9e6X9-eatJ2SnzsUPI5LKWZjNY4il3yX_B0RnAtc6kETA/viewform?usp=pp_url For more information email Crystal Springer cspringer@astribe.com   405.878.4716
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Are you thinking about college? Interested in exploring the field of Education?   The Find Your Future Summer Education Camp is for you!   The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma is currently accepting applications from rising sophomore, junior, or senior high school students from historically marginalized and/or underrepresented groups. This program is offered at no cost to selected participants. The application can be found at https://link.zixcentral.com/u/9db9c067/_nnb-9C57BGLxvXGhnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ou.edu%2Feducation%2Fnews%2Ffindyourfuture, and the deadline to apply is May 1.   For questions or accommodations, email findyourfuture@ou.edu.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be CLOSED Friday April 15, 2022 for Good Friday
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88th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting Saturday, April 9, 2022 Thunderbird Event Center, Norman, OK Light breakfast served $10 slot free play for AST members FREE promotional items/bags Elders Council raffle tickets - 50/50 pot & $139 Omaha Steak gift card AST Public Health will be administering COVD-19 shots before the meeting in the Warrior Room from 9-10 AM Masks REQUIRED to attend meeting  
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The AST After School Program in Shawnee, OK is looking for part-time tutors to help school age children with homework and after school activities. OPEN POSITIONS ASP Driver (2) ASP Tutor (3) APPLY NOW! www.astribe.com Questions? Phone - 405.445.6000 Fax - 405.878.0156 Email - ASTChildCare@astribe.com To apply, click here, https://www.astribe.com/employment/forms/employment-application
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Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With Everbridge Emergency Alerts, messages can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service.   Everbridge Emergency Alerts will look like a text message. The messages will typically show: the type and time of the alert any action you should take the agency issuing the alert.   The length and language of the message received on a particular device will be dependent on the wireless network and the language setting of the device.   Follow any action advised by the emergency message. Seek more details from your favorite TV or radio station, NOAA Weather Radio, news website, desktop application, mobile application, or other trusted source of information.   You may receive frequent messages from Everbridge during an emergency. Message frequency depends on the number of imminent threats to life or property you signed up to receive notifications for.   Last but not least be sure when signing up for Everbridge, that you sign up for the area you wish to receive notifications for. This will ensure that you are receiving the appropriate message for the area in which you live. Sign-Up Link: https://member.everbridge.net/454514914099306/login?fbclid=IwAR28Wjy0Kcy9aS6dGfWW5CF4wfqrgbJXoVLB_khUKJPyeRMtOsPo8YjTsEY  
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Library Planning Meeting All ages needed.  Please join us in discussing the future of our library. We will be talking about services offered, unmet needs and future events hosted by the library. Tell us what you would like to see from our tribal library! Please contact us by April 18, 2022 Contact the Librarian Casey Wilson for more information, cwilson@astribe.com or 405.275.4030 x6416
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Tutors Needed The AST After School Program in Shawnee, OK is looking for part-time Tutors to help school age children with home-work and after school activities.  We provide transportation for children to and from local schools to our classrooms on the located at 5812 S. Hwy 177, Shawnee, OK 74801.  The hours are from M-F 2:30p-5:30p and maybe some full days during the summer but we are usually closed when the schools are closed and most Tribal holidays and during Christmas break.  We will work with class schedules and days off.  Starting pay is $12.00DOE. .  To apply go to  www.astribe.com/employment.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the ASP Manager at the contact information below.   AST After School Program 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801 Phone: 405.445.6000  Fax: 405.878.0156  E-mail: ASTChildCare@astribe.com
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Tribal Historic Preservation Board (THPB) Five (5) knowledgeable Tribal members whose insight & education will contribute to the work of THPO STAFF on SECTION-106-RELATED TOPICS, as outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act, through meaningful dialogue at board meetings. Honorariums issued to active THPB members. Send your letter of interest & resume to: Tribal Secretary 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 secretary@astribe.com
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Please note that the Tribal store (Thunderbird Express) will be closed Sunday, March 13th due to construction. The store will reopen Monday morning for normal business hours.
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Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members, If You Are Interested In Serving On One Of The Following Boards Commissions, Committees Or Councils: ASEDA ASHA Housing Cultural Advisory Council Foster Care Licensing Committee Gaming Commission Health Tax Commission TEC   Please Submit Your Letters Of Interest With Resume Attached To: Tribal Secretary 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. Shawnee, 0K 74801 secretary@astribe.com
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1st Annual Absentee Shawnee Tribe ICW Egg My Yard! Surprise the kiddos Easter morning with a yard full of eggs! Candy stuffed eggs will be scattered throughout the front yard with a note from the Easter Bunny! 30 Eggs $25 50 Eggs $35 70 Eggs $45 Limited spots available in Shawnee, Little Axe, McLoud, Newalla & Tecumseh To purchase your delivery or to sponsor a family, complete & return the Egg My Yard Form with payment to ICW Department, 105 N Kimberly, Shawnee, OK 74801 on or before 5:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2022. Payments made by check or money order For more information contact ICW at 405.395.4490
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ARE YOU GRADUATING THIS MAY? We want to honor the 2022 AST Graduates Send us your full name, hometown, high school/college, degree or major and a photo (JPEG) to media@astribe.com by April 11, 2022. The graduates will be featured in the Absentee Shawnee News.
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Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Friday, February 25, 2022.

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