“Shawnee Ribbon Bets,” 1948, Charles Banks Wilson (1918-2013), Courtesy Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa OK.


Featured Event

On June 8, join the Laureate Institute for Brain Research Neu-AIRR lab team and kipiyecipakiciipe Community Advisory Board to share a meal, learn more about this groundbreaking research project, and enjoy an evening of stomp dancing. Dinner at 7:00, presentation, dancing and raffles to follow.

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Tribal Leaders at Workforce Summit

In April, Chief Baldridge and Seat 7 Councilman Keni Paul Hood attended the Tribal Summit on workforce and economic development hosted by the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business & Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association on the OSU Stillwater campus.

Tribal Summit

Active for Autism Benefit

Golden Mesa Casino was the presenting sponsor of a 5K race in Guymon, OK. About 20 Golden Mesa and Gaming Commission team members participated as runners and event volunteers, helping raise nearly $6,000 to benefit local Special Olympics athletes.

5k Active for Autism

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Messages from the Chiefs: Read the latest from the desks of Chief Ben Barnes and Second Chief Roy Baldridge.

Chief Ben Barnes and Second Chief Roy Baldridge

From the Election Committee

An election will be held on September 21, 2024, for the following offices: Second Chief, Secretary, Business Council Seat 3, and Business Council Seat 4.

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Deadline Approaching

A one-time COVID-19 Impact Assistance payment is available to eligible adult citizens enrolled as of July 17, 2023. Funding made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Application deadline: July 1, 2024.

COVID-19 Impact Assistance

Children’s Story Now on SLIPStream

The Shawnee Language Immersion Program is excited to announce their first Shawnee children’s story, Waakoce’fiifa Honatonehwaali Hokeeli. The video can be found on SLIPStream.

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Award-Winning Partnership

Golden Mesa Casino and Oklahoma Panhandle State University celebrated their partnership at the 2024 Oklahoma State Regents Business Partnership event on March 8. Golden Mesa Casino has supported OPSU in many facets, including OPSU Athletics, the Business Department, and the College of Business and Technology.


News &

Jun 18, 2024

Summer Solstice Will Be Celebrated at Serpent Mound June 20-23

PEEBLES, Ohio – The Shawnee Tribe and the Ohio History Connection are preparing to celebrate Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound from June 20-23. Serpent Mound, 3850 state Route 73 in Peebles, is a National Historic Landmark built by early American Indian Nations of Ohio. The effigy mound in the form of a snake with a […]

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Jun 13, 2024

Shawnee Tribe Chief Ben Barnes Shawnee Statement on Committee Vote on Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media@shawnee-tribe.com In response to today’s vote by the House Education and Workforce Committee on the “Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act of 2024” (H.R. 7227), Chief Ben Barnes of the federally recognized Shawnee Tribe made the following statement: “We are deeply grateful to the Committee for passing […]

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May 6, 2024

Introducing ta’saawanwaatoweeyakwe (“Where We Speak Shawnee”)

Welcome to ta’saawanwaatoweeyakwe! This new blog series is dedicated to the Shawnee Language Immersion Program’s happenings and language preservation work. To kick things off, we’re highlighting SLIP’s new Master-Apprentice Program.  Log in to SLIPstream to read this post in saawanwaatoweewe [the Shawnee language]. Need to register for SLIPStream? Email a copy of your tribal ID to shawneelanguage@shawnee-tribe.com. In […]

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May 6, 2024


Ohio’s 76th state park is just weeks away from welcoming visitors. Great Council State Park, just north of Xenia, was once known as Oldtown, one of the largest-known Shawnee settlements in the region. More than 400 families and more than 1,000 people called Oldtown home from approximately 1777 to 1780. Their stories directly intersect with […]

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