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


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2023 General Council & Elections

General Council & Elections Weekend is September 15-16. The offices of Chief, Business Council Seat 1 and Business Council Seat 2 are up for election. Additionally, a special question from the Ad Hoc Salary Committee will be on the ballot.

2023 General Council & Elections

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Messages from the Chiefs: From updates on citizen services & tribal affairs in the State of Oklahoma to a review of some of the tribe’s constitutional provisions—read the latest from the desks of Chief Ben Barnes and Second Chief Roy Baldridge.

Chief Ben Barnes and Second Chief Roy Baldridge

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Less than five years since the doors officially opened, Golden Mesa Casino and Shawnee Development are ready to continue building the biggest & best entertainment destination in the Oklahoma panhandle!
Friday, September 22 at 6PM
Golden Mesa Casino
2469 Mile 28 Road, Guymon OK 73942


COVID-19 Economic Relief

COVID-19 Impact Assistance is available to adult citizens with funding made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act. The tribe will begin processing payments in October 2023. Application deadline: July 1, 2024.

COVID-19 Impact Assistance

Workforce Reimbursement Program

Through the new Workforce Reimbursement Program, the tribe will reimburse eligible expenses incurred in the pursuit of workforce entry or reentry, career changes, and other costs associated with maintaining employment. Citizens must be age 16 or older.

Workforce Reimbursement Program

News &

Aug 23, 2023


CHIEF BEN BARNES As the celebration of Independence Day fades into the background, this is the time of year that the Business Council begins to look toward the next fiscal year and plan programming for Shawnee families. We generally have two sorts of programs: those that come from federal funding sources and those that are […]

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Aug 31, 2023

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Project

The 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from Monongahela National Forest, which is part of the Shawnee ancestral homeland. The tribe’s THPO is teaming up with National Forest staff to ensure the Capitol Tree includes representation of the Shawnee Tribe. On Friday, September 15 at our General Council dinner & stomp festivities in […]

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Aug 28, 2023

Voted Absentee ballots due to Election Committee by September 14

Early voting by absentee ballot (vote-by-mail) is offered in 2023. All voted ballots must be received by the Election Committee by 5:00 PM (Central) on the Thursday before the election, September 14. Voters may return their ballots by mail or deliver the ballot in person to the Election Committee. Any citizen participating in early or […]

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Aug 18, 2023

Elections Act Amendment & 2023 Election Information

In February of 2023, the Shawnee Tribe Business Council approved a revision to Title 6, The Shawnee Tribe Elections Act. This amendment of…

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