Announcements & Events

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Beginning August 3, 2021applications for food distribution will be available online or requested via mail. Completed applications have to be turned in to the food pantry, 40210 Benson Park Road, Tecumseh, OK 74873.
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Tribal members,  With the rise in COVID cases in the recent days, I stress the importance of following all CDC guidelines. I would also like to encourage all tribal members to get the COVID vaccine. Please do your part to help keep your family and our tribe safe.   Thank you,           Governor John R. Johnson  
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Date:  July 27, 2021 Re: ASP Start Date & Out of School Time     Parents,   We are pleased to announce that our start date for the After School Program will be August 16, 2021. At this time, we will only be able to pick up from Tecumseh Schools and South Rock Creek.  As soon as we are able to hire more tutors we will expand to the Shawnee Public School. At this time, we are only taking waiting list applications. Families will be notified as soon as we are able to compile the enrollment list.   Also, due staff shortage, we will not be able to offer out of school services like we have in the past.  We will only be open when the schools are open unless closed for tribal holidays. We understand that this can be frustrating and inconvenient and we hope you understand our limitations at this time. If we resolve the staff shortage and change the out of school options we will notify you immediately.   If you need additional assistance with after school care, please let us know and we can try to assist you in finding a child care provider who can suit your needs.  We also offer child care assistance to children who are tribally enrolled with any federally recognized tribe.    Should you have any questions please feel free to contact our office and we will be glad to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to visit our page on the AST Website at www.astribe.com/child-care. You can also email us at astchildcare@astribe.com.  Thank you!     Respectfully,     Briana Ponkilla CCDF Coordinator      
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Due to the spike of COVID-19 the Executive Committee has made changes as follows: All employees and visitors are required to wear a mask. Masks are also required at all meetings. Temperature check will still be required of employees and visitors.  Appointments are now required for any visitors.  Front doors to each of the business buildings will return to a locked status. 
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ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund   On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an ARPA General Welfare Relief fund. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people.   The ARPA General Relief Fund will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive a one (1) time payment of $3,000.00.   ARPA General Relief Fund Acceptance: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021   ARPA General Welfare Eligibility: Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2021 Must have a copy of AST tribal members current CDIB card (attached to application) Must have a completed ARPA General Relief Fund application (one application per tribal member) All applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, October 29TH, 2021   ARPA General Welfare Required Documents: Completed ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund application, Copy of updated CDIB card, Copy of Parent(s) CDIB and State ID, Children living with Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian or an Out-of-home placement, must provide: CDIB and State ID for the adult applying on child(ren) behalf; and Custody Documentation (need minimum of 1 document indicating custody status) Divorce Decree Guardianship Legal or Notarized Custody Agreement Letter from Child(ren) School (Proof of Residency) OKDHS Letter (TANF, Food Stamps, ect.)   ARPA General Welfare Application Submission Options: NO FAXES   By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801 By AST website electronic application By appointment with AST Enrollment Department By email to arpahelp@astribe.com     Application link
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 CLOSURES The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be CLOSED   Friday July 2nd - Scheduled water line repair Monday July 5th - in observance of Independence Day  
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Please note the dates for The American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds distribution process .This will be for ALL Absentee Shawnee Tribal members and will be a one-time $3000 disbursement.   June 30th – Special Executive Committee Meeting to pass the resolution approving the distributions July 6th – Application process begins October 29th – Application deadline   We will be posting more information including the application, eligibility requirements and ways to apply. For those without computers, we will be having events to assist with applications. The dates, times and locations will be advertised.
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ABCmouse.com is FREE at this library Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Early Primary With more than 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online! Ask your librarian for more details.
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    The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is seeking temporary construction laborers to help create a substantial economic impact in our community and assist the Roads Program with construction and road projects. This opportunity is to provide contract employment opportunities for qualified citizens. Interested individuals must be able to: Climb, crouch, push, pull, reach, stand, engage in repetitive motions, communicate, hear and see including color, depth perception and clarity. Must be able to lift 75lbs Must be able to work in extreme environments including in climate weather (extreme heat, cold, and unfavorable conditions) as needed General qualifications are as follows current CDL preferred, general knowledge of construction work experience preferred, and oral and written communications skills.  As required a valid OK Driver’s License, able to pass background check and pre-employment screenings. Contract Labor will be paid hourly with no benefits, hourly rate will range between $15-$20 an hour pending qualifications and experience. If interested please submit a letter of intent to KymberlyH@astribe.com or contact Kym Hazlett with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma at 405.275.4030 ext. 6325 with any questions or concerns.
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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.    
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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.​ 
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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 | agonzalez@astribe.com Brendan McIntyre, SASP Grant Coordinator 405.878.4716 | bmcintyre@astribe.com
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  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. Ne yi wa. The Executive Committee  
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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. 
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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 OR Thursday June 3, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday May 31, 2021 for Memorial Day
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Online Shawnee Language Dictionary Tribal member login section https://www.astribe.com/tmo-login. Over 469 pages of Shawnee words and phrases
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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. You provide Completed Driveway Application Absentee Shawnee CDIB Card Proof of property ownership Eligibility 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
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CLOSURE NOTICE Due to a water main break in Shawnee, the Executive Committee has decided to close the complex at noon today, Friday May 14th.
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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.   

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