Children's Christmas $25 Gift Card applications start today, November 10. The last day to submit applications is December 10, 2021.
The Children’s Christmas $25 Gift Card Program will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members who are 17 y.o.a. or younger. All gift cards will be mailed on December 17th, 2021. You will not be able to pick up gift card. For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.275.4030 x6269.
See flyer for details.
87th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Thunderbird Casino, Norman, OK
Get Vaccinated and Fight the Flu
Public Health offering COVID vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) and flu shots from 9:15 am to 10:00 am before General Council Meeting.
First 50 tribal members to come get a flu shot will get a backpack with other incentives. Must get the flu shot in order to get the backpack.
We will also offer the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine. If it is for your 2nd dose or the booster, you must bring your vaccine card so that we can verify which vaccine you received.
COVID booster shots and 3rd doses available based on CDC recommendations.
For more information, contact Public Health at 405.447.0300.
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 and 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.
11:00 PM, Friday, October 29, 2021
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
IN HONOR OF NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH -
LADY’S RIBBON SKIRT CONTEST
Please send photo submissions with name, phone number and email to email@example.com
Photo submissions will be accepted Oct. 1-Oct. 29
For questions, please call the Secretary’s office, 405.275.4030.
Winners will be announced Nov. 15th.
The Homeowner Assistance Fund Plan Survey 2021 is now available!
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe received a percentage of the Homeowner Assistance Fund, however before the Tribe can be fully funded, a plan has to be developed and submitted to the U.S. Treasury Department. Please provide your top 3 areas where you feel is the most important to you in regards to homeowner hardship(s) associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.
*The expenditure of these funds will be based on income guidelines per 24 C.F.R. 5.609 (or adjusted gross income IRS Form 1040)
This survey is for Tribal members only and can be found under the Tribal member login section on the AST website.
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/tribal-members-only/survey
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members who are 12 y.o.a. or older. All fully vaccinated AST tribal members who are on the roll as of June 1st, 2021, will receive a one (1) time $100 gift card, one per qualifying tribal member. A second dose for Pfizer or Moderna must be completed before obtaining incentive.
COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program Acceptance: Monday, September 27th, 2021. If you opt for mail out, mail out will begin on Oct 4th.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 405.481.8625 or email arpaVIP@astribe.com.
To apply for the COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program, click here,
The Food Pantry Office is NOW OPEN and accepting food box applications. Our first distribution day will be in the next several weeks and you need to have an application in before we can schedule you for your pick up day. Come by the office to fill out your application with us.
ALL ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBAL HOUSEHOLDS WILL QUALIFY REGARDLESS OF MONTHLY INCOME!
We look forward to seeing you!
Office Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm)
Office Location: 40210 Benson Park Road, Tecumseh, OK
Office Phone Number: 405.481.8640
Click here for an application, https://www.astribe.com/governors-office
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Government Offices will move to Phase II Modified Operations starting Monday, August 30, 2021.
All departments will move to Split-Shift operations.
AST Complex will be open to Tribal members by appointment only, no other visitors will be allowed on campus. A 24-hour notice for an appointment will be required. Curb service or electronic service is encouraged. Masks are required.
The AST Health System is involved in the 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey. We’d appreciate your help in this important survey. Generally, a community health needs assessment is conducted every three years to remain on top of both changes and challenges facing the community’s health. This is meant to put a plan together to meet the communities’ needs identified by key stakeholders (Tribal officials, the AST Health System, and YOU - the patient)!
Click here to take the survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNPYC35
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.
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.
Governor John R. Johnson
Date: July 27, 2021
Re: ASP Start Date & Out of School Time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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.
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)
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 email@example.com
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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