Announcements & Events

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The AST After School Program is hiring van drivers. The positions are part-time when school is in session. Click here to apply, https://www.astribe.com/employment
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School supply assistance Eligibility 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. Contact 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.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday August 8, 2022 in observance of AST Day.  
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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
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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,  https://link.zixcentral.com/u/697f06f1/_sMffBT47BGSC9v-hnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Flp.constantcontactpages.com%2Fsv%2F2aUe765%2FASTtransportationsafety
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.
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CLOSURE NOTICE - The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will close at 12 pm Friday, July 1, 2022 for the AST Employee Appreciation Event.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth Day.
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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. Your Participation 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. Thank You 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,  https://link.zixcentral.com/u/1c6cc7fc/uIZ3Dofj7BG6LAEah3soMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fudenver.qualtrics.com%2Fjfe%2Fform%2FSV_6g7RFEIfXeI7I
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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.
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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, arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply online, click here: (No longer available)
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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 (Print Name) 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 Mail to: Absentee Shawnee Election Commission P.O. Box 741 Tecumseh, OK  74873 Fax to: 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                
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.
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PUBLIC NOTICE Cultural Preservation – THPO Program is seeking Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members who attended boarding school. Please contact Carol Butler at 405.275.4030 ext. 6245 or cbutler@astribe.com for more details.
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The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Department of Public Safety has been diligent in the response to the severe weather impacts. Now that initial damage assessments have ended and response plans are in place, we are looking to coordinate with willing AST volunteers to assist in recovery efforts. Seminole County and the City of Seminole will be our primary location for providing our assistance. If you are interested in volunteering your time and efforts to assist our neighboring communities, please reach out to the following forms of contact: - ASTEM@astribe.com - 405.740.1502 [if you do not receive an answer immediately, please leave a voicemail so we may call you back] The information we will require will be your: o Name o Contact Number o Capabilities (What efforts you wish to provide assistance with) We will be collecting contact information for volunteers over the weekend and will formulate an action plan based on the strengths and capabilities of the volunteers we receive. ASTEM will be in communication with Seminole County Emergency Management, City of Seminole Emergency Management, FEMA, and the American Red Cross to receive updates on types of assistance needed. Expect follow up calls about your volunteer inquiries early next week, as the current work force in the Seminole area will greatly appreciate relief in the form of fresh bodies and minds. At the moment we have been informed that debris collection and removal is of high priority and will gladly accept those who would be willing to assist with those efforts. We look forward to coordinating our efforts with you in assisting our communities!
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Southwest Throw, Heater, Box Fan or Air Purifier The following items are eligible for LIHEAP participants that are enrolled with a federally recognized tribe and live in Cleveland & Pottawatomie counties.  For more questions or application, please call Social Services at 405.878.4723.
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Career Opportunity Notice Tribal members that are interested in an HVAC career or change of career, the Workforce Development & Career Initiative will be conducting vocational assessment for tribal members to see if they meet the qualifications. This assessment will be provided at Moore Norman Technology Center. Opening Date              May 1st 2022    Closing Date May 25th 2022 Contact the Representatives Office DeWayne Wilson Email: dewayne.wilson@astribe.com Phone: 405.275.4030 ext. 6239 Monique Harris Email:mharris@astribe.com Phone 405.275.4030 ext. 6240
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Applications are available online. This program is first come first serve and applicant must qualify and meet the WIOA guidelines. Program begins on June 6th and ends July 29th. Deadline for applications is May 20, 2022. For more information contact: Alvina Barnes at 405.275.4030 x 6307 alvinab@astribe.com Kim Porter at 405.275.4030 x 6269 kporter@astribe.com Applications can be found on the AST website under Governor/WIA
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    AST High School Seniors College Scholarship Entry Form AllNations Bank is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. The bank’s president, Steve Smith, is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an AST high school senior. These scholarships are to assist in furthering their education after high school. The information you provide below will be used to contact you regarding your entry. You will be notified if your name has been selected and we will schedule a time for you to take a photo to be placed in the AST Newsletter and on the Tribe’s media outlets. The scholarship check will be issued directly to the school the student attends.   Name:                                                                                                                     Address:                                                                                                                 Phone:                                                                                                                    Email:                                                                                                                     Required documents: Tribal Enrollment Card Copy (must be the updated card)   Submit forms via fax, email, mail, or at the Education drop box on the AST Shawnee Complex.   DEADLINE: RECEIVED BY MAY 16, 2022 AT 5:00 PM CDT Education Department 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4030 Ext 6242 405.273.7938 (fax) tresham@astribe.com  
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ABSENTEE SHAWNEE ENSURING HOPE PROJECT MEDICINE WHEEL & 12 STEP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN OUTCOMES Individuals return to natural order Help rebuild families and assume roles as warriors Achieve sobriety and grow Bring a person's life from despair to happiness & service Making the Medicine Wheel & 12 steps a part of everyday life is a warrior's journey Every Wednesday April 27, 2022 6:00pm-8:00pm CST Virtual classes To register for this class use QR code or follow link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmE9e6X9-eatJ2SnzsUPI5LKWZjNY4il3yX_B0RnAtc6kETA/viewform?usp=pp_url For more information email Crystal Springer cspringer@astribe.com   405.878.4716

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