The AST Indian Child Welfare is accepting applications for Christmas assistance.
Application deadline is Friday, October 14th.
3 ways to apply:
Online - www.astribe.com
In-person - 105 N Kimberly, Shawnee, OK
Email - ICW@astribe.com
Note: As part of the application process you may be asked to provide copies of documentation.
In order to expedite your visit, you can download the form here and print a paper copy.
ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE
Lady’s Ribbon Skirt Contest for Native American Heritage Month
AST members only
Adult Category (18 & up)
Youth Category (17 & under)
1 entry per submission
Send brief description of skirt submission along with contact phone number
Send photo entry and information to: email@example.com
Entries due Friday, October 28th by 5:00 P.M. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 18th.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Date: September 28, 2022
Hearing Date: October 18, 2022 at 6:00pm
Location: AST Health Multipurpose Building, 2029 James L. Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK 74801
Purpose: The purpose of this public hearing is to allow public comments relating to the draft AST 102-477 plan. The final Plan will be submitted to the P.L. 102-477 for the approval of the plan to be used for the plan period 1/1/2023-12/31/2025. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to give feedback on the draft plan and this input will be considered when completing the final AST 102-477 Plan. Items of interest to be discussed will include the following:
Employment, Education and Training Services
Enhance the Quality of Child Care
If anyone who wishes to comment but cannot attend the public hearing, they may do so by sending a letter to the AST CCDF Programs address or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the draft AST 102-477 Plan can be requested prior to the hearing from ASTChildCare@astribe.com or by calling 405.275.4030.
This notice will be posted at the following locations and resources:
Absentee Shawnee Building Blocks CDC- Shawnee, OK
Absentee Shawnee Building Blocks CDC- Little Axe, OK
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex Building #1 Reception Area, Shawnee, OK
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Health Clinic, Shawnee and Norman, OK
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Shawnee After School Program- Shawnee, OK
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Website- www.astribe.com
For further information about this notice or the AST 102-477 Plan, please contact Briana Ponkilla, CCDF Coordinator, Briana.email@example.com or Twyla Blanchard, Self-Governance Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.275.4030.
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 an 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 14, 2022
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
AST Workforce Development & Career Initiative Pilot Program
Now accepting applicants! MUST be an AST member to apply!
*limited spots available*
Three-year program including training with Moore Norman Technology Center or Gordon Cooper Technology Center
For more information & application:
Connor Edwards, Workforce Project Coordinator
Phone - 405.275.4030 ext 6439
INDIGENOUS YOUTH CAREER ENGAGEMENT
Informational Webinar & Discussion
Join us for a virtual introduction to USDA Land Management Careers
SEPTEMBER 14–15, 2022
1130 ET – 1700 ET
AUDIENCE: Native American college students
Tribal & Non-Tribal College Advisors & Faculty Staff
Tribal Organization Program Managers
Learn to Navigate the Opportunities!
School supply assistance
AST tribal members K-8th grade, ages 5-12 years
Live in Oklahoma, Cleveland & McClain counties
Children attending school districts in these counties that are not serviced by AST JOM are eligible
AST tribal members who utilize CCDF Child Care Assistance are automatically eligible. Non-CCDF children must complete an application, provide copy of CDIB card & school enrollment verification.
AST CCDF School Age Children : please email child & parent's names & copy of school supply list to ASTCHILDCARE@astribe.com
Non-CCDF Eligible School Age Children - request application by emailing, AST CHILDCARE@astribe.com or call 405.445.6000
Applications call also be picked by at AST Building Blocks locations.
Return applications and supporting documents to the email address above.
AST CCDF Program will coordinate with families regarding distrubution of school supplies.
Today, July 5, 2022, the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program is accepting applications again!!!
Please complete the qualifier section to determine program eligibility (before proceeding to the full application).
Please read all provided information, if you have additional questions, please call 405.275.4030 ext 6446 or 6440 or email HAF@astribe.com
To start the qualifier section, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/Homeowners-Assistance-Fund-Program
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) is in the process of developing a transportation safety plan and is requesting information from the tribal community.
You can contribute to the development of this transportation safety plan by completing this survey. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.
Your answers will help identify where transportation safety improvements are needed most.
Thank you for your participation.
Click here to start the survey,
Tribal Organizational Assessment
Information Form for Interviews
You are invited to participate in an interview as part of a Tribal Organizational Assessment requested by your tribal child welfare program. This interview will take the form of a conversation between yourself and a staff person from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes.
The Tribal Organizational Assessment
The Tribal Organizational Assessment is an in-depth review of the tribal child welfare program. The assessment looks closely at the program’s operations and staffing, its partnerships with other programs and community agencies, and its relationship with the tribal community. The assessment seeks to identify the tribal child welfare program’s strengths and areas for improvement.
The Tribal Organizational Assessment is built upon a foundation of interviews with individuals who have knowledge of the tribal child welfare program, or who have ideas about the needs of children, families, and the tribal community. Your interview will contribute important information for the assessment.
Staff from the tribal child welfare program value your opinion and want us to ask you how the program is doing. We will keep our conversation to 1-1.5 hours. You can choose not to answer any question asked and can stop the conversation at any time.
How We Use Your Feedback
We’ll take your feedback and combine it with feedback from other community members into the Tribal Organizational Assessment report. The report provides a summary of program strengths and challenges and will make recommendations for managing and improving the program. Capacity Building Center for Tribes staff will return to the tribal community after completing the report to present and discuss findings of the assessment.
We know your time is valuable, and we thank you for your participation. If you have any questions at all about the assessment, please feel free to contact the Capacity Building Center for Tribes’ Evaluation Manager: Salvador Armendariz at Salvador.Armendariz@du.edu.
Click here to take the survey,
Thunderbird Casino Anniversary Celebration
Free and open to the public!
All tribal princesses are invited! Family event for all ages! Alcohol & substance free event!
Thursday June 30
FREE Bellamy Brothers Outdoor Concert Show 8:30 pm, bring chairs, all ages, free admission
Fireworks show following the concert
Friday July 1
Social Stomp Dance Thunderbird Casino Powwow Ground ,Light meal 7:30 pm, Kids Dance 8:30-9pm, Stomp Dance 9 pm Adult exhibition, all dancegrounds invited
Saturday July 2
Four $1,000 winner takes all contests! Each contest has seven $100 consolation to be paid out. Men's Fancy, Traditional, Ladies Fancy Shawl, Cloth/Buckskin
Tiny Tots 0-6 years no registration
Juniors Ages 7-12 - $150, $100, $50 (boys combined, girls combined)
Teens 13-17 - $200, $150, $100
Boys - Grass/Fancy, Traditional/Straight
Girls - Cloth.Buckskin, Fancy Shawl/Jingle
Golden Age 56+ - $600, $400, $200, Men's Combined, Ladies Combined
Sunday July 3
Due to the extreme heat, Gourd Dance will start at 4:30 pm.
Adult Categories - $600, $400, $200
Men's Straight, Traditional, Fancy, grass
Ladies Cloth, Buckskin, Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress
Senior Adults 46-55 - $600, $400, $200
Men's Straight Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Ladies Cloth, Buckskin, Fancy Shawl, Jingle Dress
Powwow Head Staff
Arena Director - Randy Frazier
MC - Eastman Switch
Head Singer - Mike Kihega
Head Gourd Dance - Robert Tabor
Head Man - Wolf Leitka
Head Lady - Alexis Edwards
Color Guard- Absentee Shawnee Veterans Council
Host Northern Drum - Ocese Band
Co-Hosts - Tinker Intertribal & Oklahoma Indian Bikers
Stomp Dance Coordinator - Scott Miller
Powwow Coordinator - Leah Bender-Bates
Saturday & Sunday Schedule
Registration opens at 2:30 pm, closes at Grand Entry
Gourd Dance 3 pm
Supper Break 5-6 pm
Gourd Dance resumes 6 pm
Grand Entry 7:30 pm Dancers must dance Grand Entry on the night of their contest. All dancers must register & display a number.
Two Fireworks shows both at 10pm Thursday June 30 & Sunday July 3
Free kids inflatables on both Sat & Sun 5-10 pm, both days
Saturday 9 pm -12:30 am Cecil Gray & Native Blues Band in the 777's Bar. Must be 21+ years
Sunday at 8:30 pm FREE watermelon feed.
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2022 Summer General Welfare Assistance The 2022 ARPA Summer Assistance Program will be for enrolled Absentee Shawnee tribal members. All AST tribal members ages 18 and older, who are on the roll as of June 1st, 2021, are eligible to receive a one (1) time payment of $1,500.
Summer Assistance Program Application Acceptance: Monday, June 6th, 2022
In- Person Elder (55+) Application Assistance: Friday, June 10th, 2022 @MPB from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Check mail-outs begin: Friday, July 8th, 2022
Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CST.
Questions, 405.481.8625, email@example.com.
To apply online, click here: (No longer available)
PLEASE fill out EACH BLANK completely and return by the Deadline.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST
I, ______________________________________, hereby certify that I am or will be an Eligible
Voter of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe on or before June 18, 2022 I cannot physically
be present to cast my Vote at the June 18, 2022 Annual Election, therefore, I am requesting an Absentee Ballot be mailed to me at the following address.
Name (please print): ___________________________________________________________
(first) (middle) (maiden) (last)
Address:____________________________ City: _______________St: _______Zip:________
CDIB#:______________________________ Date of Birth: ______________________
Signature: ____________________________ Date:______________________________
All REQUESTS must be returned to the Election Commission by the deadline date of
May 29, 2022
Absentee Shawnee Election Commission
P.O. Box 741
Tecumseh, OK 74873
Fax # 405.273.1337 (Do not fax to any other fax #)
Phone: 405.275.4030 ext. 6271
Toll free number 800.256.3341 ext. 6271
Deliver in Person to:
Election Commission Office located in the Tribal Court Building
All eligible voters are entitled to vote either at the Polls or by Absentee Ballot.
This form may be duplicated for your convenience.
______________________________________________________________________________ ELECTION COMMISSION USE ONLY
Received: _____________________ Approved:____________________ Disapproved: _______________
If Disapproved (reason): _________________________________________________________________
Denial Letter Mailed:___________________________ Ballot Mailed:_____________________________
_______________________________________ Election Commission/Representative