COMMUNITY CALENDARYA’SASILAWIIYAKWE

EVENTS

September 2, 2024

Tribal Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

September 3, 2024

Monthly Business Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 PM / / Location: Shawnee Tribe Community Building, Miami OK

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September 3, 2024

Tribal Elections: Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot

Any eligible voter may submit a request to be added to the early voting by absentee ballot list of voters for the calendar year’s upcoming election(s). Absentee voters are not eligible to cast a ballot in person at the polling place. To request an absentee ballot for the September 2024 election, voters must complete & […]

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September 19, 2024

Tribal Elections: Deadline to Return Voted Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee no later than 5:00 PM CT on Thursday, September 19, 2024. In accordance with the Elections Act, absentee ballots received after this deadline will not be counted, and absentee voters are ineligible to vote at the polls. Absentee voters may submit their ballot by mail in […]

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September 20, 2024

Tribal Elections: Early In-Person Voting

Polls open 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Polling place: Craig County Fairgrounds & Community Center in Vinita, OK. Get driving directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps Please note: Voters who requested an absentee ballot are not eligible to cast an in-person ballot. View absentee voter requirements and other election info here.

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September 20, 2024

2024 General Council Community Dinner & Stomp Dance

Friday, September 20 – 7:00 pm — Community Dinner & Stomp Dance (Miami Tribe Council House, 2319 Newman Road, Miami, OK 74354 – 0.5 miles west of former Prairie Sun Casino-) ​​​​​​​Driving Directions – Community Dinner & Stomp location (Google Maps / Apple Maps).

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Recent News

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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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

SHAWNEE NATIONS PARTNER WITH STATE OF OHIO TO DEVELOP GREAT COUNCIL STATE PARK

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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May 3, 2024

KIWIITAMAAKONAAKI HOKIMAAKI – MELO’KAMI 2024

Messages from the Chiefs – Spring 2024 / / Chief Barnes discusses tribal tags in Oklahoma and defeating OK SB 1907, while Chief Baldridge highlights Shawnee leader’s roles and efforts, past and present.

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May 2, 2024

ACTIVE FOR AUTISM SPECIAL OLYMPICS BENEFIT 5K RACE

On April 13, Golden Mesa Casino was the presenting sponsor of a 5K race in Guymon, OK. About 20 team members from the casino and the Shawnee Tribe Gaming Commission participated as runners and event volunteers, helping to raise nearly $6,000 to benefit local Special Olympics athletes.

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May 2, 2024

Tribal Leadership Gathers To Discuss Workforce & Economic Development

In late March, Shawnee Tribe Second Chief Roy Baldridge and Councilman Keni Paul Hood (Seat 7) convened with more than 70 tribal leaders in Stillwater at a tribal summit on workforce and economic development hosted by the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business and Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. “This being the second year that […]

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