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 4,513 as of June, 2021. enrollment record who are living in all parts of the world. 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”
Latest Announcements & Upcoming Events

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ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance In-Person Event

Event

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance

Announcement

Thanksgiving Closure

Announcement

Special Executive Committee Meeting November 29, 2021

Meeting

AST Ladies Ribbon Skirt Contest Winners

Announcement

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance In-Person Event

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance ($500) In-Person Event Shawnee Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK Friday, December 10, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, AST Elders Only & 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, All ASTs Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. AST Elders Only & 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, All ASTs Highly encouraged to complete on-line application before event, if unable, paper applications will be available at the event but please be sure to bring required items with you. To apply online, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/2021-ARPA-winter-assistance-program If not able to attend in-person event, the dispersal will be mailed. For any questions, call 405.481.8625 or arpahelp@astribe.com

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2021 ARPA Winter General Assistance. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people. The ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive $500. Application acceptance November 30 – December 30. ALL applications must be postmarked by December 30th 2021. Disbursements will be given out as gift cards at 2 events, December 10th & 11th, MPB, Shawnee, OK. If not able to attend the in-person event, the dispersal will be mailed out on December 13, 2021. Applications can be filled out at the disbursement events. Questions, 405.481.8625, arpahelp@astribe.com. To apply online, click here, https://www.astribe.com/forms/2021-ARPA-winter-assistance-program

Thanksgiving Closure

The AST Complex will be CLOSED Wednesday at noon, November 24 Thursday, November 25 Friday, November 26 in honor of Thanksgiving

AST Ladies Ribbon Skirt Contest Winners

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.  

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance In-Person Event

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance ($500) In-Person Event
Shawnee Multi-Purpose Building, 2029 James L Edwards Lane, Shawnee, OK
Friday, December 10, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, AST Elders Only &
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, All ASTs
Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. AST Elders Only &
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, All ASTs

ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance

On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an 2021 ARPA Winter General Assistance. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people.
The ARPA 2021 Winter General Assistance will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive $500.

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

Thanksgiving Closure

The AST Complex will be CLOSED
Wednesday at noon, November 24
Thursday, November 25
Friday, November 26
in honor of Thanksgiving

Special Executive Committee Meeting November 29, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 4, "Executive Committee Meetings" hereby calls and declares public notice that the SPECIAL meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Monday November 29th , 2021   at  2:00 PM  at the  Absentee  Shawnee  Tribal  Complex  in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
           Dated 17th day of November 2021

AST Ladies Ribbon Skirt Contest Winners

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

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