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Feb 12, 2024

Retired Tribal Vehicle Finds New Home

15-PASSENGER VAN GIFTED TO GROVE VETERANS RITUAL TEAM  Last year, the Tribe retired a 15-passenger van from use. Rather than placing the vehicle up for sale, the Business Council found a worthy beneficiary in the Grove Veterans Ritual Team.  The Grove Veterans Ritual Team’s eleven members, including the Shawnee Tribe’s own Herb Adams (US Army, […]

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Feb 1, 2024

Living Languages Grant Awarded to the Shawnee Language Immersion Program

Miami, OK – The Shawnee Tribe’s Language Immersion Program (SLIP), received official notice and release of funds from the Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development’s Living Languages Grant. The Living Languages Grant awards SLIP $280,200 annually for three years, resulting in a grand total of $840,600. The project period began on January 1.  “My […]

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Feb 1, 2024

Messages from the Chiefs

kiwiitamaakonaaki hokimaaki — Chief Barnes shares how his first years in office will influence his approach to his new term, and Chief Baldridge highlights the recent expansion of citizen services.

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Jan 30, 2024

Fire Safe Tribal Citizens Program Saves Quapaw Home

In early December, Ted Tate’s attic furnace caught fire while he and his family soundly slept. Thankfully, Mr. Tate had received smoke & carbon monoxide detectors and a fire extinguisher through the Fire Safe Tribal Citizens Program one year prior. “It was about 12:30 in the morning, and I smelled something, but I didn’t know […]

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Oct 6, 2023

MAALAAKWAHI KE’NEEMEPE: WHAT DOES A THPO DO?

“LET’S LOOK CLOSER”  Tonya Tipton is a Shawnee citizen and has been serving as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) in a full-time capacity for the past two years. Tonya joined the tribe’s staff as Enrollment Officer in 2016, but she also helped coordinate the tribe’s responses to the numerous requests for consultation that pour […]

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Oct 6, 2023

Commemorations Planned for Ohio’s First World Heritage Site

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The National Park Service and the Ohio History Connection are planning multiple events to commemorate the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks being inscribed as Ohio’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sept. 19. World Heritage inscription brings recognition to places of exceptional interest and value. There are only about 1,000 World Heritage Sites around […]

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