Events

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

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 Februar

Please join us for our first healthy cooking demo set for Thursday, February 8th at 2:00 P.M.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute, in partnership with the ASTHS Public Health Nursing Department, will be sponsoring a blood drive Monday, January 29, 2018.  OBI will be setting up their bloodmobile near the AST Shawnee Clinic from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  To schedule an appointment for your donation, please call Ms. Chelsea Cope at 405.878.5850 or you can visit the OBI website and schedule through their "Find a Blood Drive" link.  Photo ID is required.

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System will be hosting a Continuing Medical Education Conference for medical professional staffers.  Due to our health professional staff's attendance , the clinics will be unavailable to see patients from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; however, the drive-thru pharmacies at both Little Axe Health Center and Shawnee Clinic will be open to dispense patient refills. PlusCare and Shawnee Clinic Extended Hours will open at 5:00 PM and remain open until 9:00 PM to receive walk-ins needing acute care.

It is that time of year again and we want to help you with free dental and vision screenings as well as sports physicals for your child!   Visit our PlusCare Clinic, 15702 East State Highway, Norman, OK, on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  No appointment required and this is free to all youth ages 18 and younger.   We will have healthy snacks to sample, free popcorn, free Kona Ice and free MyDNA backpacks (limited supply) and goody bag. 

AST Cultural Preservation department's upcoming event IndigeNerd!

The Absentee Shawnee Diabetes and Wellness Program will be hosting its annual Junior Olympics (for grades 1 to 5) on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The event will be held at the Absentee Shawnee Resource Center, 1970 156th Avenue NE, Norman, Oklahoma.  Youth events will begin at 9:00 A.M.  To register or if you have additional questions, please contact Buster Bread at 405.364.7298

Turn in your unused or expired medication(s) for safe disposal at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police Department on April 28, 2017, from 11 AM to 3 PM.  This is a partnership sponsored by the MyDNA (My Drug-Free Native America) Program/Partnership for Success.  Also, there will be free medication lock boxes - making them available to protect your children, your family and the environment.  For more information, please call 405.701.7993.

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