Hi ho   ne ho wa se   we ki ni
(Hello my good friend.)
"Procession Before War Dance", Ernest Spybuck    Credit: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (02/5735).
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is primarily located in the heart of central Oklahoma with approximately 4,661 members who live in all parts of the world as of December, 2023. Our tribal government complex is located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Our logo features Tecumseh, a Shawnee warrior and visionary leader, who worked to unite tribes in a common homeland where Indians could live under their own laws and leaders. He died in October 1813, in battle near the area of present day Thamesville, in Toronto, Canada. The LI-SI-WI-NWI in our logo means “Among the Shawnee”
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Memorial Day Closure

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David William Powell

Obituary

Smash Event

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Regular Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting

Weather closure

Announcement

Memorial Day Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day.

David William Powell

David William Powell, 88, of Mount Pleasant, SC, passed away March 29, 2024. He was the husband of Joan Bennett Powell of Mount Pleasant. A private service will be held for the family. Dave was born October 26, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late David Kelso Powell and Rachel Alford Powell. He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before serving in the United States Army. He worked as Production Print Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina for 25 years. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, and Lifetime Member of the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Bennett Powell; four sons, David K. "Kelly" Powell II (Tracy), of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Phillip M. Powell (Rhonda) of Kingsland, GA, Robert E. Powell (Karen) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Scott Powell (Jill), of Charleston, SC; his grandsons, David K. Powell III (Mary Beth), William Drew Powell (Meghan), Reece Avery Powell and Hunter Powell; and his granddaughters, Caroline Ann Drennon (Daniel) and Megan Elizabeth Powell; his great-grandchildren, Addison, Olivia, Reece, Ford, and Maverick. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Edward Powell and Robert Morgan Powell; and his sister, Mary Rachel Cole. 

Smash Event

Start the summer off with a smash! May 30 from 6-9 pm at the AST Multi-Purpose Blvd, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK 74801 Best of 3, double elimination on tournament maps, no items with 7 minute matches. Come through, show out, take the trophy. Must be checked in by 5:30 pm! This is a free event for 6th-12th grade enrolled AST members and 477 participants. To register, contact Deric Spoon at DericS@astribe.com Registration ends May 30.

Weather closure

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the incoming weather the AST campus will be closing at 3:00pm today, Monday May 6.

Community Development Statement

Community Development Statement
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe plans to submit an application for Fiscal Year 2023 Indian Community Development Block Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This application will be for a new multipurpose building at Camp Nikoti Youth Camp in Norman, OK.

DRIVE-THRU AST Tribal Children Christmas Pizza with Santa

Due to the rise in COVID and FLU cases in the area the Executive Committee has decided to change the in person Pizza with Santa Event to a drive thru event. Please enter the Shawnee complex through the main entrance, AST Dr., turn right on to White Turkey Dr. and exit on James L. Edwards Ln. (see map).
Application DEADLINE is tomorrow, December 14th. Application must be received by the deadline for event and card mail out.

RESCHEDULED - Traditional Pucker-Toe Moccasins Workshop All Ages

Please note that this class has been RESCHEDULED. The new time and date has not been determined.
Traditional Pucker-Toe Moccasins Workshop All Ages
Monday, November 22, 2021, 6-8 pm, AST Multi-Purpose Building, Shawnee, OK
Class size is limited
Contact the Cultural Preservation Department to reserve your spot today!
Ask for Maureen Bemo at 405.275.4030.
Sponsored by the AST Library, a program of Cultural Preservation

May 27th COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event

 COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event
Thursday, May 27, 2021
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
AST Multi-Purpose Building
2029 James L. Edwards Lane
Shawnee, OK 74801
Required Information:
Copy of full and most recent utility bill (name must match what's on your CDIB)
Copy of driver's license or State ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
Must be 18 years of age or older to participate (on or before June 1, 2020)
Copy of updated AST CDIB card

May 13th COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event

 COVID-19 Utility Assistance Application Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
AST Resource Center
1970 156th Avenue NE
Norman, OK 73026
Required Information:
Copy of full and most recent utility bill (name must match what's on your CDIB)
Copy of driver's license or State ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
Must be 18 years of age or older to participate (on or before June 1, 2020)
Copy of updated AST CDIB card

Memorial Day Closure

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be closed Monday May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day.

David William Powell

David William Powell, 88, of Mount Pleasant, SC, passed away March 29, 2024. He was the husband of Joan Bennett Powell of Mount Pleasant. A private service will be held for the family. Dave was born October 26, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late David Kelso Powell and Rachel Alford Powell. He attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before serving in the United States Army. He worked as Production Print Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina for 25 years.

Smash Event

Start the summer off with a smash!
May 30 from 6-9 pm at the AST Multi-Purpose Blvd, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK 74801
Best of 3, double elimination on tournament maps, no items with 7 minute matches.
Come through, show out, take the trophy.
Must be checked in by 5:30 pm!
This is a free event for 6th-12th grade enrolled AST members and 477 participants.
To register, contact Deric Spoon at DericS@astribe.com
Registration ends May 30.

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