Events

Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System presents the 2018 5th Annual "RETURN OF THE HEALTH FAIR" at the Little Axe Health Center, 15951 Little Axe Drive, Norman, OK. Please join us for a day aimed at giving you tools to LIVE WELL and BE WELL. We will be offering free health screenings, sports physicals, health education booths, door prizes and more.  Event begins promptly at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
2nd Annual IndigeNerd Native Arts Festival & Comic Con will be held Satuday, June 30th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Thunderbird Casino's Event Center.  It is free, open to the public and is for all ages.  For more information, contact Devon Frazier at 405.275.4030 ext. 6243.  
The American Red Cross will be on site at the Shawnee Clinic Multi-purpose building Monday, June 11th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for a blood drive.  Please visit redcrossblood.org and enter: ASTRIBE to schedule an appointment for your donation today!  For additional information, you can contact Courtney Plumley at cplumley@astribe.com. #MissingType
The 2018 AST Diabetes & Wellness Junior Olympics will be hosted at the AST Resource Center, 1970 156th Ave NE, Norman, OK 73026, on Saturday, May 19th beginning at 9:00 AM.  Age brackets are 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-14.  Events to be held will be 50-yard dash, softball throw, free throw shooting and more.  To register or for more information, please call Buster Bread at 405.364.7298.  Sponsored by the AST Diabetes & Wellness Program.
The ASTHS' Strength of Tradition Project will host an evening of creativity, "Beading a Pen Class" on Friday, May 18th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the AST Community House (West of Thunderbird Express, Hwy 9).  Reserve your spot by contacting Linda Gouge or Victoria Andrews at 405.701.7995. Last day to sign up is May 11th.  Each youth (ages 12-24) will be provided an incentive for participation.
The ASTHS' Native American Caregiver Support Program and Public Health Nursing Department will be sponsoring a mini-conference on Friday, May 18th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Shawnee Clinic Multi-Purpose Building.  Registration is free, lunch and conference materials will be supplied to the 1st 50 registered.  For information, please contact Deidre Yarbrough at 405.701.7190 or dyarbrough@astribe.com.  Topics will range from vision care, tai chi, caring for the caregiver and more.
Please join the us for our monthly AST Diabetes & Wellness' healthy cooking demonstration of on Thursday, May 10th at 2:00 PM in the Little Axe Health Center's Diabetes & Wellness kitchen. Space is limited so RSVP'ing is highly encouraged. Please contact Shea Warden by Tuesday, May 8th at 405.701.7977 or email swarden@astribe.com.  This is open to patients, community members and staff alike!  Free food samples and recipe cards will be provided.
Learn the skills to help save a life! Suicide is preventable and anyone can make a difference.  This is a 2-day, open to the public, workshop held at the Shawnee Clinic Multipurpose Building, 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK, 74801, on Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  This event is hosted by the Absentee Shawnee MSPI program.  It is free to register or if you have questions, please contact Jenifer Sloan at 405.561.7810 or email jsloan@astribe.com.
Beginning March 26th, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System will be accepting applications for the 2018 Youth Summer Internship Program.   The program introduces participants to the variety of professions and techical careers, in tribal health.  The 8-week program is for Native American, high school, college or vo-tech bound students ages 16 to 22 with a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Applicants must be available up to 20 hours per week, Tuesday through Thursday during regular business hours.  There are 5 positions available beginning June 4-July 27, 2018.  Please visit www.astribe.com under the employment tab beginning March 26th for internship application requirements and the deadline for submission is April 30, 2018.    For additional information, please call AST Health Human Resources at 405.701.7638.
The Little Axe Health Center's Behavioral Health department will be hosting a Spring Celebration Arts & Crafts sale on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the front lobby of the clinic.  Start your Spring with a new look and support our local Native American artists.  There will be items such as blankets, home decor, beadwork and jewlery, just to name a few, available for purchase.  If you are interested in setting up as a vendor, please contact Victoria Andrews at 405.701.7995.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for tribal (AST) members of all ages.  The event date is March 24, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the tribal complex, 2025 South Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK.  Please have your CDIB on hand on this day and lunch will be provided.
The AST Caregiver Program will be hosting a special evening honoring Native Elders and Caregivers. The event will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Shawnee Clinic Multi-purpose Building from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  The invitation is extended  Native Elders who are ages 55 and over plus one guest of their choosing.  It is recommended to come in your Sunday best or traditional attire if you would like to partake in the professional photo session offered to attending Elders.  Dinner and a program will follow with special guest speaker Mashell Sourjohn of AARP.  RSVP is required by February 9, 2018 to Deidre Yarbrough, RN Caregiver Coordinator at 405.701.7190.

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