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.
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.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan McIntyre, SASP Grant Coordinator
405.878.4716 | email@example.com
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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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 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.
WIA Summer Youth Program
14-18 years of age
Taking applications through June 1st, 2021
First come First serve
Must meet all WIA requirements
Applications can be found on the AST website under Governor/WIA
You may email completed applications and all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
You May Be Eligible for a $0 Cost Health Plan Under the American Rescue Plan.
Help yourself, help your tribe and see if you will qualify for coverage that will provide you and your family with immediate access to specialized healthcare at no cost to you or your tribe.
Did you know? The American Rescue Plan (ARP), recently signed into law by President Biden, increases and expands eligibility for cost-savings programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the form of premium cost assistance for individuals enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplace plans.
The premium assistance is in the form of a IRS Advance Premium Tax Credit taken in advance of the tax year, lowering or eliminating health insurance premiums for lower-and middle income families. Signing up for a low-or-zero cost health plan allows tribes to receive reimbursement for services, which frees up more dollars to help those who are not eligible for cost savings programs, helping Purchased Referred Care dollars go further.
Native Americans must apply for all available resources, if eligible, to help augment the cost of tribal healthcare services
Health Insurance Marketplace
We Can Help
Contact a Patient Benefit Advocate
Little Axe Health Center 405.447.0300
Shawnee Clinic 405.878.5850
Join the Native Connections & SASP Grants in a free and virtual scavenger hunt for SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week happening May 9-15, 2021. To participate simply download the GooseChase App on your phone, enter the game code, and complete missions to tally up points for a chance to win prizes! This activity is open to ages 12-24 years old and each participant will receive a free t-shirt simply for participating.
The top 3 participants on the leadership board will win an additional prize of either a Bluetooth speaker or roll up blanket. New missions will be released daily and the scavenger hunt will only be open May 10-14th. For more information, please contact Brendan McIntyre, SASP Grant Coordinator, at email@example.com or 405.878.4716.
SEEKING ALTERNATES FOR ELECTION COMMISSION
The Election Commission is seeking individuals to serve as alternates. Alternates must meet the requirements listed in the Election ordinance.
If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest to Election Commission Via E-mail Election.Commission@astribe.com
Once we receive your letter of interest, we will begin the process.
College/Vocational Graduation Stole Request Form
The Executive Committee will be sponsoring graduation stoles for 2021 College and Vocational graduates. The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding where you would like your stole to be sent or scheduling a time for you to pick up a stole. Make sure the information is current. If it changes after you submit your form contact the Education Department immediately. We will not be responsible for lost stoles, stoles being sent to incorrect addresses, or the inability to schedule a pick up time.
**Stoles will be available on a first come, first served basis.**
How would you like to receive your stole? ☐Pick up ☐Mail
*If picking up a stole, you will be called to schedule a pick up time.
• Copy of college application for graduation
Tribal Enrollment Card
• Copy (must be the updated card)
2025 S. Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
405.275.4030 Ext. 6242
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy of the OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE
Please submit letter of intent and resume to Office of Tribal Secretary,
2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
All applicants must be able to pass background checks from the election commission.
Deadline for submission is May 7, 2021