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COMPLEX CLOSURE! PLEASE NOTE : A water line supplying the complex has been accidentally cut by a contractor and the AST complex is closing at 2 pm today, Thursday January 6th. Also, the complex is CLOSED tomorrow, Friday January 7th for cleaning due to the increased COVID cases.
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Due to the increased numbers of positive and exposed COVID-19 cases, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal complex will be closed Friday, January 7th for cleaning. The complex will resume normal hours Monday, January 10th.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Monday, January 17, 2022 President’s Day Monday, February 21, 2022 Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022 Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022 Juneteenth Monday, June 20, 2022 Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022 Absentee Shawnee Day TBD Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022 Indigenous Day Monday, October 10, 2022 Veteran’s Day Friday, November 11, 2022 Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25, 2022 Christmas Monday, December 26, 2022
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed  December 31.
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Domestic Violence Director:  This position oversees all aspects of the Domestic Violence program;ensures consistency of service delivery to victims of domestic/dating violence; sexual assault;stalking and human trafficking. The Domestic Violence Director is responsible for the overall planning, administration and management of the program’s services. Program Coordinator VOCA:  Determines client eligibility. This position will assist victims in the Transitional Housing Program and assist with cases proceeding through the criminal justice system.This position coordinates the daily operations of the transitional housing program and court advocacy. Assists victims who are fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking needing emergency services, transitional housing, protective orders and court cases related to the incident. Project Coordinator: The Tribal Victim Services Coordinator will oversee the delivery of all direct services, grant reporting, grant compliance, and all other oversight pertaining to the administration of this grant and its goals. The Tribal Victim Services Coordinator for the OVC TVS Set-Aside FY20 grant under Domestic Violence Department of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will be responsible for the planning, coordination and development of all activities related to the enhancements and expansion of services for victims. Also, the coordinator will work alongside the Domestic Violence Staff to assist with the coordination and management of other victims of crime such as domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking. Sexual Assault Coordinator: The Sexual Assault Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Program of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will be responsible for the planning, coordination and development of all activities related to the enhancements and expansion of services for victims/survivors of sexual assault. Also, the coordinator will work alongside the Domestic Violence Staff to assist with the coordination and management of other victims of crime such as domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking. Cultural Outreach Coordinator: The Cultural Outreach Coordinator assists victims/survivors of elder abuse, survivors of homicide, adult victims of child sexual assault/abuse, as well as victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking with their current situation. They will respond to referrals of elder abuse/neglect, complete intakes and provide case management services.Incorporate cultural practices and life ways into the program and develop cultural activities and culturally appropriate healing options for victims of crime. Develop self-care planners and outreach awareness activities. ** Apply at https://www.astribe.com/employment ** Domestic violence and sexual assault experience preferred. Absentee Shawnee Tribe Domestic Violence Program
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th.
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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation held a coloring contest for elders. Here are the winning designs!!! Thank you to everyone who entered!!!
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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation held a coloring contest for children. Here are the winning designs!!! Thank you to everyone who entered!!!
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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation held an MMIW T-shirt design contest. Here is the winning design!!! Thank you to everyone who entered!!!
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The AST Complex will be CLOSED Wednesday at noon, November 24 Thursday, November 25 Friday, November 26 in honor of Thanksgiving
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All ribbon skirt submissions were beautiful and it was a difficult decision for all! AST Department Directors voted to determine the winner. There was a tie and the Executive Assistants voted to break the tie.   The Winners are as follows:   1st Prize/Grand Prize                     $300 and Sewing Machine                  Liyanha Bender 2nd Prize                                        $200                                                    Arla Shawnee 3rd Prize                                         $100                                                    Kayci Miller   Honorable Mentions:           Eva Nance, Glenda Sullivan, Jayne Werst, Kalani Kihega, Mya Blanchard and Shoshanna Johnson   Please contact Mrs. Keesha Mason in the Secretary’s office on how to obtain your prizes at 405.275.4030 ext.6275 or email at kmason@astribe.com.  
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T-Shirt Design Contest Help us design a shirt to honor the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls that go missing every year! Open to AST Tribal members 18 years and older.   Your design should honor the murdered and missing women and girls. NO GRAPHIC DESIGNS. Please only hand drawings. The winning drawing (1) will receive a $50 gift certificate to the AST Gift Shop and their art will be featured on a t-shirt that will be handed out during events held on May 5th. If chosen as winner, an artwork release form must be signed. Artwork can either be hand delivered to the Cultural Preservation Department (please go through checkpoint) or emailed to Carol Butler at cbutler@astribe.com whom you may also contact if you have any questions. Contest deadline November 30, 2021. Winner announced December 6, 2021.
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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation presents Coloring Contest for Children Contest eligibility limited to children grades 12th and younger living in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Lincoln, Seminole or Pottowatomie counties in the state of Oklahoma. Coloring sheets can be picked up at Cultural Preservation during business hours. Please go through checkpoint first. Also, contact us if you need other arrangements. Coloring sheets are due Tuesday, November 30th. Please drop them off at Cultural Preservation, after going through checkpoint during business hours (8 am to 5 pm). Please put your name, grade and phone number on the back of the sheet. One prize will be awarded in four different age groups: Kindergarten and younger; 1st-4th; 5th-8th and 9th-12th. Questions can be addressed to the Cultural Preservation Director, Carol Buter at cbutler@astribe.com or 405.275.4030.
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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Cultural Preservation presents COLORING CONTEST Contest is open to all elders 55 and older Coloring sheets can be picked up at Cultural Preservation during business hours. Please go through checkpoint before proceeding to Cultural Preservation. Color the sheet using either markers, crayons or colored pencils or you may mix the different forms. Coloring sheets are due Monday, November 29th. Please drop them off at Cultural Preservation, after going through checkpoint, during business hours (8 am to 5 pm). Please put your name and phone number on the back of the sheet. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Winners will be announced on December 6th and prizes can be picked up at Cultural Preservation. Questions can be addressed to the Cultural Preservation Director, Carol Buter at cbutler@astribe.com or 405.275.4030.  
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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: giftcardhelp@astribe.com or 405.275.4030 x6269. See flyer for details.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed November 11, 2021 in honor of Veterans Day
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87th Semi-Annual General Council Meeting Saturday, October 23, 2021 10 am 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.
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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. Applications deadline 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
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The Tag Office is now scheduling appointments. Any appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Other processing options are still available. Call us at 405.481.8600 to schedule.
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IN HONOR OF NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH - LADY’S RIBBON SKIRT CONTEST Please send photo submissions with name, phone number and email to media@astribe.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.

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