AST Native Connections Grant invites YOU to show your gratitude to our hardworking AST Health System employees by sending a “Thank You Letter” and/or “Thank You Coloring Sheet!” Below you can find “Ne-Yi-Wa” templates, however you are welcome to submit your own work as well. Submissions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via mail to Attn: Native Connections Grant 15951 Little Axe Drive Norman, OK 73026 , or drop them off at the Behavioral Health Department during your next visit. All letters and artwork will be shared with AST Health System employees, and you can receive a FREE giveaway item simply for participating! For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at email@example.com or (P) 405.701.7995 (C) 405.827.6489.
Do you or someone you know have an art or skill you would like to teach Native youth? Examples include beadwork, storytelling, painting, moccasin making, drum making, basket weaving, pottery, and everything in between! AST Native Connections Grant wants to partner with YOU to lead a class for our upcoming cultural 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 in partnering? Simply use your phone camera to scan the QR code or click the following link (https://forms.gle/AjjFQXhT6MxSgmEFA). For more information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (P) 405.701.7995 (C) 405.827.6489.
COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE
—BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—
CURRENTLY IN PHASE 1 SERVING:
• ACTIVE patients 65 years and older.
• All AST members 65 years and older.
The vaccine will be administered in a series of 2 shots 3-4 weeks apart.
• You will be monitored 15 - 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine.
To schedule your appointment call:
405.701.7190 or 405.701.7600
On behalf of the Education Department -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Indian Health Services offers scholarships for several health profession undergraduate and graduate programs for students beginning as early as their sophomore year of Pre-Nursing, enrolled in a bachelors degree granting program or above. Students do not need to be admitted to a program in order to apply/be awarded the scholarship. However, by the beginning of the Fall semester, students will need to be admitted to a program in order to begin receiving IHS funding.
The IHS Scholarship Program pays for tuition and required fees (calculated by the educational institution) directly applicable to a students approved curriculum and scholarship requirements. Required fees include lab, health unit, and parking permit fees. Additionally, IHS supports all scholarship recipients with a monthly stipend covering reasonable living expenses. Health Professions scholarship recipients will receive the stipend for a 12-month period, while Preparatory and Pre-Graduate scholarship recipients will receive the stipend for 10 months.
IHS will also pay for required books, laboratory expenses, dental/medical/optometric/etc. equipment and other miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholarship recipients receive a one-time payment for tutorial services or licensure/board certification preparatory classes, travel expenses to assist with travel to and from school for the year, and the rental of a Post office box.
A 2021 - 2022 list of IHS fundable degree tracks can be found at: https://link.zixcentral.com/u/0a9b865a/vruApsg-6xGQLVzvR15mZw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ihs.gov%2Fsites%2Fscholarship%2Fthemes%2Fresponsive2017%2Fdisplay_objects%2Fdocuments%2FComparison_Chart.pdf. Please be aware that the scholarships have been limited to Juniors and Seniors in undergraduate school with the exception of Sophomores going into a Pre-Nursing degree track and above.
To qualify for a Health Professions scholarship, applicants must also meet specific eligibility requirements by the start of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded:
» Have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
» Capable of completing a health profession degree program.
»Committed to serving Indian people as a health professional in your chosen specialty.
» Be willing to sign an Indian Health Service Scholarship Program Contract (IHS-818) agreeing to a minimum two-year service commitment to practice at an Indian health facility upon completion of your academic and/or post-graduate training.
The IHS Scholarship Application Handbook can be found at: https://link.zixcentral.com/u/f0ef58d2/LPiApsg-6xGQLVzvR15mZw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ihs.gov%2Fscholarship%2Fhandbooks%2Fapplication_handbook.pdf
I would recommend interested students read the handbook to familiarize themselves with the application process for the future. The 2021 – 2022 scholarship application is currently open and must be submitted as well as any required supporting documents, submitted electronically to the application, no later than February 28, 2021 by 7 pm EDT. Once a student is ready to apply, they should visit https://link.zixcentral.com/u/3341ce3d/NjSBpsg-6xGQLVzvR15mZw?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ihs.gov%2Fscholarship%2Fapply%2F and select the big green "Apply Now" button. This will take the applicant to the online application portal.
REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of
Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3,
"Executive Committee Meetings " hereby calls and declares public notice that the
REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 20,
2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee,
Ezra M. DeLodge, Tribal Secretary
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Dated this 5th day of January, 2021
Drop Boxes Installed
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is still working in Phase 1 (with modifications). Drop boxes
were installed on the west side of the police station. These boxes will be utilized while the tribe
progresses through our multi-phase COVID-19 recovery plan for the complex. This will allow
departments to conduct regular business in a structured and safe socially distanced fashion
while we are operating in phases 1 and 2. The departments that have a drop box include: Finance,
Human Resources, Realty, Education, Tax Commission, Enrollment, Social Services & Court.
These boxes are locked and can only be opened by key that the corresponding departments
Current Thunderbird Casino Openings:
Player’s Club, EVS, Slots and Security departments are hiring!
These openings are for both the Norman and Shawnee casino locations.
To apply or see a full list of current job openings visit playthunderbird.com
The Indian Child Welfare Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts to Absentee Shawnee children and elders, ages 0-17 in AST foster care or in legal guardianship through the AST tribal courts and Elders 65 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.
Due to health and distancing concerns this holiday season, our angel tree is virtual this year. Click here to visit our angel tree.