Hisaw, Randall Howard
Howard, Betty Mae
Hurd Lee Macy
Jones Jr., John Calvin
Jones, Thomas Gilbert
Jones, Anita Louise
Kauley, Gerry Lynn
Kauley, Margaret Ann
Keahtigh (Clark), Francelia Ann
Kelly Mary Lee
Lanman Lester Roy
Lemmerman Paula Jill
Lookingglass, Lee Ann
Lookingglass Sr., Leo Edgar
Lopez, Geraldine Anna
Lopez, Linda Kay
Lowe, Diana Lou
Moss, Laura Louise
Nunley, Catherine Ann
Paddlety, Garland Ray
Parker, Carole Jeanette
Peach, Francine Kay
Perdue, Elizabeth Ann
Peterson, Catherine Jane
Pierce, Carol Fern
Prado Brenda Zane
NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS MEMORIAL INDIAN ROAD
The “Indian Road” south of Carnegie is now officially the “Native American Veterans Memorial Indian Road.
Upper echelon officials of Fort Sill Military Base and Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Tribes gathered together to show respect to fallen heroes, as well as all Veterans, by renaming the road in their honor.
The scene was Apache Dance Grounds with well over 400 spectators in attendance , while over 1700 viewed the event on the Kiowa Tribe’s Facebook page.
Cheers and “lulus” rang out as each of the Tribal Chairmen made comments on the event and recited names of the Fallen Warriors in each tribe.
Major General Brian J. McKiernan, Commanding General of Fort Sill, made the key note address and spoke of his pride serving in the military for 30 years and that Native Americans are always aware of their Tribal members in the military.
“When I’m among you, I’m among a community who never forgets and always finds a way to honor their service members, and so I thank you.”, said the Major General._________________________________________________________________________________
NEW ELECTED LEGISLATORS
New elected members of the Kiowa Tribe Legislature were sworn in on July, 14, 2017, by Kiowa Interim Chief Judge, Mark Henricksen.
Pictured left to right are: Rhonda Ahhaitty-District 2, Anita Onco Johnson- District 5, Interim Chief Judge Henricksen, and Modina Yellowhair Toppah Waters-District 7.
There will be a run-off election for District 6 between candidates Ben Lucero Hovakah Wolf and Scott Kauahquo on July 29, 2017.
The Kiowa Election Commission (KEC) has announced there will be a general election on July 29, 2017, for District 6 only, because of the tie between District 6 candidates Ben Lucero Hovakah Wolf and Scott Kauahquo. Ballots will be mailed out in one week if there is no challenge.
The Kiowa Tribal Museum and the Kiowa Language and Culture Revitalization Program will host Gáuisàutdèkˊìà:gàu - Kiowa Language Fair on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Kiowa Tribal Complex from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
American Indian Exposition-August 16-19, 2017, Caddo County Fairgrounds.
KIOWA LANGUAGE FAIR
Not quite a year ago, the Kiowa Tribe received a grant from the Cultural Resources Fund and the Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project. The Kiowa Language and Culture Revitalization Program (KLCRP) was placed in the hands of the Kiowa Tribal Museum Director Amie Tah-Bone.
After months of getting key people in place, Amie and her staff has emerged with Kiowa language outreach programs in Cache, Anadarko, Carnegie, Norman, and Tulsa (twice in each location).
"After the success of the outreach events we wanted to create a big event to support the language program and promote learning the Kiowa Language by our youth”, said Amie.
After much planning, the KLCRP created the Kiowa Language Fair.
Hopefully, the first of many, the Language Fair has been set for Friday, July 28, 2017, from 9am to 3:30 at the Kiowa Tribal Complex in Carnegie, OK.
Co-sponsoring the Fair are Kiowa programs AOA, Child Care, CHR, Head Start, Indian Child Welfare, and WIOA/SYSP.
The event will not be a contest, but an exhibition for youths, up to 18 years of age, to showcase their Kiowa language speaking skills. Each individual exhibition is limited to 5 minutes and under, and also includes skits and songs. Dressing in regalia is optional.
Registration will be from 9am-9:30am on the day of the event. Although not mandatory, those wishing to pre-register may do so by calling Phil Dupoint at 580-654-6366, email email@example.com or Amie Tah-Bone at 580-654-6370, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Language Fair will begin with a greeting from emcee Warren Queton, in Red Buffalo Hall followed by exhibitions at four different locations on the Kiowa Complex grounds. Exhibitions will be held at the Kiowa Head Start, the AOA Senior Center, and the Kiowa Tribal Museum.
An arbor has also been constructed near the AOA building and will house one of the exhibitions.
The arbor is being put together by Jackie Yellowhair.
Following the morning sessions, Traditional and Cultural presentations will be conducted by Kiowa Elders beginning at 10am. The topics include “Kiowa Family and Kinship” presented by Delores Harragarra, “Why We Are Here: Kiowa Migration and History” presented by Juanita Ahtone, “Kiowa Traditional Ceremonies and Societies” presented by Ernest “Iron” Toppah, and “Kiowa Christian Songs and Prayers” presented by Phil “Joe Fish” Dupoint.
Lunch will be served at noon in Red Buffalo Hall, followed by more exhibition sessions at the four locations.
At the end of the event, t-shirts featuring the Kiowa Language Fair logo will be given to participants.
Youths 18 years and under are encouraged to attend and participate in this Tribal event.
Amie added, “We think this is a great opportunity to bring together Tribal youth to learn to speak the Kiowa language, learn the Kiowa culture, and embrace their Kiowa heritage.”________________________________________________________________________________
UNCLAIMED 2016 ELDER PAYMENT CHECKS
Due to wrong mailing addresses, or lack of mailing addresses, many Kiowa Elders did not receive their Elder payment in December, 2016. Those checks are waiting in the Kiowa Tribal Complex Finance office. If you are or know someone on the following list, have them call the Kiowa Enrollment Office at 580-654-2300 ext. 327.
Adams, Labertha Marion
Balmer Carol Shan
Beck, Marshal Martin
Biggoose, Jessie Louise
Botone Kenneth Wayne
Butler, Carole Julene
Clement, Terry Lynn
Clement Jr., Victor Ivan
Cleveland Jr., Milford Lee
Cleveland, Nicky Roland
Coates, Bertha Rose
Crain, Linda Rose
Davidson, Fred Wallace
Del Greco, Patricia Ann
Easley, Roberta Lee
Flyingman, Franda Jolene
Frederick, Mary Alice
Geren Richard Wayne
Glidden Carol Sue
Gomez Elmer Eugene
Gomez, Sharon Kay
Green Marilyn Diane
Grindle, Sharon Kay
Grove James Everill
Hammond, Laura Sue
Harris, Greg Lance
The Kiowa Election Commission (KEC) Secretary Kari Wahnee has announced there will be a general election on July 29, 2017, for District 6 only, because of the tie between District 6 candidates Ben Lucero Hovakah Wolf and Scott Kauahquo. Ballots will be mailed out in one week if there is no challenge.
Winning their respective districts in the June 30, 2017 Kiowa Tribe Legislature Election were Rhonda Ahhaitty- District 2; Anita Johnson-District 5, and Modina Yellowhair Toppah Waters-District 7.
KEC Chairman, Burnett Pewenofkit, has added that there are 4 vacancies on the KEC that need to be filled. Those interested in being Commissioners should submit written interest to the office of the Kiowa Tribal Chairman, Matt Komalty, within 30 days of this posting, then selections will be made. Those appointed will serve 4 year terms.
Commissioners are need for each District, except Districts 4 and 7 which are currently represented._____________________________________________________________________________
Randaolph, Richard Terrell
Redbird, Charles Leslie
Reyes, Margaret Joyce
Rhoads, Jana Lynne
Satoe, Bruce Thomas
Satoe, Joseph Roger
Skutley, Linda Kay
Smith, Johnita Bernadine/Palmeta
Srueill, June Lyal
Stewart, Cameron Anthony
Tartsah Jr., Lincoln
Tee Jr., Wilburn
Tointigh, Helen Jean
Tointigh, Jackie Dale
Tonemah, John David
Tonemah, Ora June
Topaum, Stephen Albert
Two Babies, Freddie
Wakefield Andrew Hagan
Ware, Michael Ross
Welch, Rosalie Mae
Westbrook, Cheryl Susan
Willis, Herbert Bynum
Yeahquo, Gary Ray
Yeahquo, Richard Ray
Zotigh (Hall), Fannie Mae
GIFT SHOP GRAND OPENING
The Carnegie Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Orval Williams, James Powers and Terri Johnson joins the Kiowa Vice-Chairman Charles Eisenberger, Oklahoma Senator Anastasia A. Pittman-District 48 Co-Chair of the Oklahoma Native American Caucus, Kiowa Princess Renora Corriveau, Kiowa Tribe Chairman Matt Komalty and Chamber Ambassadors Kelly Williams and Bryce Marshall.
Symbolically Cutting the ribbon is Penelope Williams, Granddaughter of Beth Gooday.
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