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 Little Axe Health Center has partnered with the Oklahoma Blood Institute for a blood drive on Monday, March 11th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  To schedule an appointment to donate, please call the LAHC administration desk at 405.447.0300.  Donors will receive a limited edition Bigfoot t-shirt and a coupon for a honey butter chicken biscuit from Whataburger, while supplies last.  Little Axe Health Center is located at 15951 Little Axe Drive, Norman, OK 73026. 

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the AST Behavioral Health department will be hosting an arts and craft sale featuring local Native vendors at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health's Multi-purpose building on Friday, November 9th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  If you are a vendor interested in participating, please contact Margo Wahpekeche at 405.701.7995 for further information.

Come join us for the 6th annual Run For Your Life Zombie Run 5K!  It will be at the Thunderbird Lake Clear Bay area Thursday evening, October 25th at 6:00 P.M sharp.  Be sure to arrive early so you can visit the food trucks, have fun at the costume contest, and visit the trunk or treat.  5K runners who pre-register will recieve a t-shirt.  5K participants must be at least 10 years of age and all ages may particiapte in the 1-mile walk/run.  This is a MyDNA Partnerships for Success and AST Diabetes and Wellness SDPI event.  If you would like regsitration information or if you have other ques

Hosted by the AST Native Connections and MSPI programs, all youth is welcomed to this free, public event.  It will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the AST Health-Shawnee Clinic Multi-purpose Building located at 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK.  There will be a live art performance by renowed Native American artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, a bounce house, vendors, prizes and free food!  For additional information, please call Linda Gouge at 405.701.7989 or Jenifer Sloan at 405.878.4716.

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 and enter: ASTRIBE to schedule an appointment for your donation today!  For additional information, you can contact Courtney Plumley at #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  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  This is open to patients, community members and staff alike!  Free food samples and recipe cards will be provided.