COMMUNITY CALENDARYA’SASILAWIIYAKWE

EVENTS

May 27, 2024

Tribal Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

May 30, 2024

ST. CLAIR’S DEFEAT REVISITED – OPEN HOUSE & PRESENTATIONS (Miami, OK)

Temporary exhibit St. Clair’s Defeat Revisited: A New View of the Conflict. The Charles Banks Wilson Art and Cultural Education Center, KahNe Hall, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Monday, May 20 through Monday, December 2, 2024. Free admission. May 30, 2024 — Open House & Presentation Nothing About Us, Without Us. In the Calcagno Family Ballroom, […]

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June 2, 2024

2024 Higher Education Achievement Banquet

4:00 PM / / Shawnee Tribe Community Building, 108 S. Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, OK  74354 The deadline for regalia requests was April 15 and is now closed. The RSVP deadline for the Achievement Banquet was May 6, and is now closed. Achievement Banquet Keynote Speaker: Dr. Evan White, Principal Investigator, Laureate Institute for Brain Research […]

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June 10, 2024

Monthly Business Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 PM / / Location: Shawnee Tribe Community Building, Miami OK (Please note, during their May 2024 meeting, the Business Council voted to reschedule this meeting from June 3.)

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June 11, 2024 – June 12, 2024

Sovereignty Symposium 2024

Sovereignty Symposium 2024: A NEW BEGINNING June 11-12, 2024 Skirvin Hilton – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Keynote speaker: Chief Standing Bear, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation. Hours of CLE credit for lawyers will be awarded, including hours of ethics. More information here.

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June 19, 2024

Tribal Offices Closed in Observance of Juneteenth

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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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Apr 26, 2024

Paint the Town Blue

Shawnee Tribe Indian Child Welfare participated in the Peoria Tribe’s “Paint the Town Blue” initiative as a part of April’s Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Local muralist Jessica Stout painted the murals pictured below at the Tribe’s Downtown Miami location.

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Apr 26, 2024

GAMING COMMISSION GROWTH PROMPTS MOVE INTO NEW OFFICE BUILDING

Since January, the Shawnee Tribe Gaming Commission are the new residents of 314 Northridge Circle in Guymon, OK. Commission staff moved out and began setting up the new office space in under a week, without any interruption to the operations of the Golden Mesa Casino. “Our staff was growing, and our building wasn’t,” said Gaming […]

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Apr 3, 2024

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINING:

DOMINANT AGGRESSOR DETERMINATIONS On March 27, the Shawnee Tribe & Native Alliance Against Violence co-sponsored a Domestic Violence Training event titled Dominant Aggressor Determinations. The training event was held in the Shawnee Tribe’s Community Building and had over 30 attendees, mainly law enforcement officers and DV victim advocates. “The event was successful, and we received […]

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