The AST Easter Egg Hunt for tribal children has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 20th following the AST General Council meeting at 2:00 P.M at the tribal complex.

Native Youth Preventing Diabetes (NYPD) will be holding its annual free healthy habits camp (ages 8-12) June 10-14, 2019 at Camp Takatoka in Choteau, OK.  Youth activites will be swimming, fishing, archery, basketball, canoeing and more.  Sign-ups are currently taking place until May 24th.  If interested, please contact Shea at 405.701.7977 in Diabetes.  AST preference will be exercised. 

ASTHS will be closed for Good Friday on Friday, April 19, 2019.  However, the PlusCare Clinic will be open to see walk-in patients from 9:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M. accepting the last patient at 4:30 P.M.  PlusCare is located 15702 East Sate Hwy 9, Norman, OK.  Phone number is 405.447.0477.  No appointment is necessary and this service is for non-emergent medical needs for those who are ages 2 years and up. 

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is hosting a free tax preparation for AST tribal citizens, widows/widowers of AST tribal citizens and employees, who meet the low-to moderate maximum income threshold of $55,000, for tax year 2018.  The location is at the Shawnee Clinic's Multi-purpose building, 2029 South Gordon Cooper Drive, every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m.

Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be hosting its annual auction of surplus equipment on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Thunderbird Casino, 15700 East State Hwy 9, Norman, OK.  Auction will begin at 10:00 A.M.

ASTHS administrative half-day is Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (first Wednesday of the month) and all AST Health facilities are closed from noon to 5:00 PM for trainings, departmental meetings and administrative tasks. Both the PlusCare and Shawnee Same Day Clinics will re-open at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, accepting the last patient at 8:30 PM.

ASTHS Health Administration announces on April 1st through April 30th, the 2019 Summer Internship Program will be accepting applications from Native American students ages 16-22 who are interested in seeking a future career in the health field.  Students will gain valuable insight in this 8-week, paid program.  Applicants must be available Tuesdays through Thursdays/20 hours a week and carry a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.  The actual internship program begins June 3rd and will run through July 26th.

It is not too early to start thinking about summer activities for your kiddos.  The Native American youth PINS 5 program will begin registering students from April 1st through May 10th on a first come, first serve basis (space is limited). Native American youth ages 10-14 who live within Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Cleveland counties are welcomed. The camp begins June 4th and runs through June 27th, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Election Commission will be holding its annual Primary Election on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the tribal complex and AST Resource Center. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System, including Same Day Clinic, PlusCare Clinic and Resource Center's Fitness Gym will be closed for Primary Election.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System (ASTHS) is always looking to improve healthcare and as part of this improvement and new convenience, Little Axe Health Center will begin offering  patients a fast, easy, and secure way of checking-in for appointments through touchscreen kiosks beginning March 11, 2019.  The kiosks will allow patients to self-check-in for their appointments.  Patients will be able to update their contact information, scan card information, sign and accept consents, complete forms and questionnaires, and pay for any required co-pays.   The Little Axe Health Center’s k

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is hosting a tax preparation for AST tribal citizens, widows/widowers of AST tribal citizens and employees, who meet the low-to moderate maximum income threshold of $55,000, for tax year 2018.  The location of this free service is at the Shawnee Clinic's Multi-purpose building, 2029 South Gordon Cooper Drive, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m.

The Executive Committee has agree to close all businesses (complex closed) on Thursday, February 28, 2019, in honor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's first Governor under the AST's modern constitution, John Sloat. Governor Sloat started the pathway of our tribe in many areas.  He served in the Korean War and 2 tours in the Vietnam War.   He served his country with pride and honor earning several high commendations that included 2 silver stars and 2 bronze stars.