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

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Join Us for Five Moons Dance Festival

The 2024 Five Moons Dance Festival will highlight the legacy of ballet icon Yvonne Chouteau (Shawnee). Charter bus transportation to the festival from Miami and Tulsa, as well as overnight lodging in Norman, OK, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Jul 15, 2024

Charter Buses & Hotel Rooms Available for Five Moons Dance Festival Attendees

The Shawnee Tribe has partnered with the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma to present the 2024 Five Moons Dance Festival, August 24-25. Free, roundtrip charter bus transportation to the festival is available from Miami, OK, and Tulsa, OK, on a first-come, first-served basis. Special-rate hotel rooms in Norman are also available. Those who commit to an […]

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Jul 9, 2024

GOLDEN MESA CASINO EXPANSION UPDATE

Construction work on the Golden Mesa Casino expansion is progressing and currently on track for completion in the summer of 2025. “Weather is always a challenge in the panhandle, but our construction team continues to push forward to meet the projected completion date,” said Shawnee Development President Chris Floyd. “The site has recovered quickly from […]

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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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