COMMUNITY CALENDARYA’SASILAWIIYAKWE

EVENTS

July 27, 2024

2nd Annual Shawnee Language Fair & Stomp Dance

Miami Tribe Community Center 2319 Newman Rd., Miami, OK 74354 4:00 PM Fair & Presentation of Awards 6:00 PM Dinner 7:30 PM Stomp Dance Unable to attend in person? Join us via live stream on the Tribe’s YouTube channel!

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August 5, 2024

Monthly Business Council Meeting

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

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August 24, 2024 – August 25, 2024

Five Moons Dance Festival

This Year’s Event Highlights the Legacy of Yvonne Chouteau (Shawnee) The weekend of August 24-25, the University of Oklahoma School of Dance will host its third dance festival honoring the renowned Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma, known as the Five Moons. Events will be held at the University of Oklahoma Norman campus and First Americans […]

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September 1, 2024

Program Deadline: Higher Education Awards Fall Term

Note: Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer Program Term deadlines apply only to College/University applicants. Vo-Tech applicants may apply on a rolling basis.

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September 1, 2024

Program Deadline: SCECARP FY24

School Clothing & Extracurricular Activities Reimbursement Program (SCECARP) applications or receipts for reimbursement received after September 1 will be processed next fiscal year, which begins October 1.

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September 2, 2024

Tribal Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

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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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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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