Kiowa Tribe

Hisaw, Randall Howard
Howard, Betty Mae
Hurd Lee Macy
Jones Jr., John Calvin
Jones, Thomas Gilbert
Jones, Anita Louise
Kotay Marvin
Kauley, Gerry Lynn
Kauley, Margaret Ann
Keahtigh (Clark), Francelia Ann              
Kelly Mary Lee
Lanman Lester Roy
Lemmerman Paula Jill
Longland, Wynema
Lookingglass, Lee Ann
Lookingglass Sr., Leo Edgar
Lopez, Geraldine Anna
Lopez, Linda Kay
Lowe, Diana Lou
Mayfield Lynda
Moore, Patricia
Moreno, Carolyn
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

CANDIDATES FILE FOR 4 dISTRICTS


​Candidates for 4 districts have filed forempty Kiowa Legislature seats, according to the Kiowa Election Commission. These candidates will be elected by the voters in their Districts, which are Districts 2, 5, 6, and 7.
The Election will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 by Absentee Ballot only, which will be mailed to all eligible Tribal Members on Tuesday June 6, 2017.
The Ballot will also include the 2017-2018 Tribal Budget.
Those who have filed for office are:
Rhonda Ahhaitty (currently in office) and Dennis Kopepassah in District 2, Zoltone/Carnegie.
Anita Johnson (currently in office)  in District 5, P’au-aydle/P’au-gul/Red River.
Ben Wolf and Scott Kauahquo in District 6, Qocaui P’ au/Elk Creek.
Modina Yellowhair Toppah Waters and Jared Lane Tartsah in District 7, Cauigu/All Kiowa.

The Challenge Period for Legislative Candidates is now open and will continue until Tuesday May 30, 2017. Any one who wishes to challenge any candidate running for office should submit their challenge in writing to the Kiowa Election Commission.


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The Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Native All State Association announces the presentation of the Annual Oklahoma All State Games, June 16 & 17, 2017, at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Senior high school American Indian boy and girl athletes in softball, baseball and basketball from Oklahoma public schools will be identified and selected to represent their respective high school and tribal affiliation in this popular gathering of sport competition and recognition.  
For ticket information, programs, and donations, please call Josh Nichols, committee member, at 918-360-8619 or e-mail him at nichols@bacone.edu at Bacone College.



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KIOWA ELECTION COMMISSION REQUEST

THE KIOWA ELECTION COMMISSION IS REQUESTING THAT ALL ENROLLED KIOWA TRIBAL MEMBERS 18 AND OVER, AND THOSE WHO WILL REACH THE AGE OF 18 BY JUNE 30, 2017, TO PLEASE CONTACT THE KIOWA ELECTION COMMISSION WITH A CORRECT PHYSICAL ADDRESS (STREET, COUNTY ROAD,...ETC.). THE ADDRESSES ARE ESSENTIAL IN SETTING UP THE NEW DISTRICTS THAT WILL BE USED DURING THE ELECTION PROCESS. THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 580-654-2300 EXT. 6669.










































































































































































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​​​KEB CONTACT INFORMATION

Any inquiries concerning Kiowa Election matters shall be directed to the Kiowa Election Commission (KEC) at 580-654-2300 ext. 325. Questions may also be sent to the KEC email elect@kiowatribe.org


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VAP

The Kiowa Tribe Victims Assistance Program (VAP) has begun a new schedule to include one day per week in Carnegie in order to better accommodate those who are outside of Caddo County.
VAP Director Tamara Kaulaity will be available every Tuesday in the Community Health Representatives (CHR) office,  for any clients in the area that are in need of VAP services.
The VAP services are available to all residents of Caddo, Kiowa, Grady, or Comanche Counties
Those who have been primary or secondary victims of crimes of any type can be assisted (certain cases can be extended).
Many services are available including Transitional Housing Assistance-must be transitioning from a shelter, Utility Assistance-must have copy of bill, Nutrition Assistance, Clothing Assistance, Basic Necessities Assistance, Transportation Assistance (any travel related to incident), Counseling and Support Group, Referrals to other programs and services, and Assistance with filing for Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation.
If you have any questions call the office number at 405-247-2323 or by cell, 405-590-9752.


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UNCLAIMED 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
Beartrack, Harvey
Beaver, Lawrence
Beck, Marshal Martin
Biggoose, Jessie Louise
Boston, Florine
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
Fox, Annabelle
Frederick, Mary Alice
Geren Richard Wayne
Getkin, Elenora
Glidden Carol Sue
Gomez Elmer Eugene
Gomez, Sharon Kay
Green Marilyn Diane
Grindle, Sharon Kay
Grove James Everill
Hammond, Laura Sue
Harris, Greg Lance
Hartly, Loretta Janice
Haury, Ray Donald
Hernandez, Agnes June
Hilst, Lena Casseth

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​APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR KIOWA HEAD START

 The Kiowa Tribe Head Start Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.
Applicants do not have to be Native American to be eligible.
Documents that need to be provided are: the child’s birth certificate, family income verification (W-2, pay stub, etc), child’s immunization record, child’s health insurance, and CDIB (if applicable).
With locations in Carnegie, Anadarko, and Lawton the Kiowa Tribe Head Start provides free health, education and family services including research-based curriculum, parent and child activities, center and home based option, and parent trainings.
For more information on the program or for an application call 580-654-2544 or toll free 1-855-711-4010.


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KIOWA GIFT SHOP MERCHANDISE NOW ONLINE


The Kiowa Gift Shop, for your convenience, is now taking online orders on the Official Tribal website kiowtribe.org. Click on the SHOP tab to view and order merchandise. They are offering a wide variety of new heat pressed tee shirts from adult small through 5x as well as hoodies in fashionable spring colors from adult small through 4x. For colors and sizes not listed call 580-574-1484 for more info.
Also available are beanies, caps, and visors and Kiowa car tags for the front of your vehicle. Those are just a few of the items you can order online .They accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Your order will arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
Click on the SHOP tab, view, choose...enjoy!



   

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CURRENT ADDRESSES FOR KIOWA ENROLLMENT OFFICE


The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma Enrollment Office is urging every enrolled Tribal member to contact the Enrollment Office if their address has changed or if they’ve had a change in name.
“Your correct address is vital for services and benefits offered to Tribal members“, said Liz Ware, Kiowa Enrollment Specialist.
Keeping addresses updated is important for many reasons.
"Currect addresses are essential for absentee ballots during elections as well as for Elder Payments" she added.
Some Kiowa Elders did not receive their Elder payment checks in 2016 because of the wrong address. For more information on those payment checks, or to change your address for the next payment, please contact the Kiowa Enrollment Department at 580-654-2300 or enroll@kiowatribe.org.
Inquiries may also be mailed to Kiowa Tribe Enrollment , P.O. Box 369, Carnegie Ok  73015.
Tribal members may also visit the Enrollment Office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
Those 17 years of age and under must have their legal guardian or custodial parent inquire for them.
All enrollment forms regarding membership, address change, and name change are also available on the tribal website www.kiowatribe.org



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KIOWA GOURD CLAN 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


June 17, Clean Up Day, 8:00 am, Carnegie Lower Park
July 2, 3, 4, Carnegie Lower Park!
All KGC events are alcohol, drug and firearm free. No vendors. Security provided. More information forthcoming. The Kiowa Gourd Clan not responsible for accidents. Any further questions, contact the Kiowa Gourd Clan Officers.



EXPLAINING THE NEW ELECTION PROCESS

             2017-2018

KIOWA TRIBAL PRINCESS

RENORA CORRIVEAU

"TSAPE-TDAY-HAHP-MAH"

​​​​Geimausaddle, Ronald Poolaw and Renee Plata will serve as Legislators until July of 2018 when newly elected Legislators are sworn into office. Thomas Kaulaity has resigned from his position due to health related issues.

The office of Secretary is no longer an elected position. The Chairman appoint a Secretary to attend to the secretarial duties. Chairman Komalty will also appoint a Chief Justice to preside over the Judicial Branch of the tribe's government as well as a Chief of Police to oversee the tribe's Law Enforcement Division. The Kiowa Election Commission will conduct an election according to Article IX-Elections. Section 16. First Elections. The purpose will be to elect new Legislators for Voting District 2, District 5, District 6 and District 7. Candidates for this election must live in one of these tribal districts. Only tribal citizens living in these Districts will vote in the Candidate Election. The Primary Election will be held on June 30, 2017. This will be an all mail-in election. There will be no polling sites. The results of the Primary Election will narrow the field to the TWO top candidates for each Voting District. The Primary Election will also include a vote on the Budget for 2017-2018. All tribal citizens will receive a ballot to vote on the budget. A General Election will be held on July 29, 2017 for the final vote on the Legislators for these Districts. Only tribal citizens living in Districts 2,5,6 and 7 will vote in the General Election. An Election Notice is enclosed outlining rules for this election. Voter registration is no longer required. All tribal citizens of legal age (18) are now eligible to vote. Voters who do not reside within a Districts 1-6 (those who live outside the boundaries for Districts 1-6 which is collectively known as District 7) may choose to vote in any District; provided that once assigned to the District of their choice for voting purposes, the voter shall not be permitted to change Districts unless he or she establishes residency in another District. This means that those tribal citizens who live outside the borders of Voting Districts 1-6, which is District 7, can choose the District they want to be assigned to and vote with. If you live in Tulsa but your relatives are in Zoltone, you can choose to vote in District 2 or you can choose to stay and vote in District 7. If you live in New Mexico and want to vote in District 6, you can choose to vote in District 6 or you can stay in District 7. This is aone time decision. Once a District is selected and designated with the Election Commission, you cannot change your District again unless you move to a different District. This law applies to voting only. Candidates for office must actually live in the District they represent. Changes in District assignments can be made by calling the KEC at 580-654-2300 est. 325. The deadline for choosing a District will be Monday, June 5, 2017. This law applies only to tribal citizens residing in District 7. All others must vote in the District in which they reside. A map which outlines the new Tribal Districts is enclosed. There is now an open period to contact the Election Commission to voice any concerns about the District boundaries. Please submit your concerns in writing so that a proper reply can be made. The District borders will be final for the purpose of the upcoming election on June 5, 2017. Please mail your concerns to the Kiowa Election Commission, PO Box 157, Carnegie, OK 73015 If you feel that you have been assigned to the wrong Tribal District please call the KEC at 580-654-2300 ext. 325 to give your name, address and which District you feel you should be assigned to. Your concern will be reviewed and you will be contacted with a final decision. All questions regarding district assignments must be settled by June 5, 2017 If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Kiowa Election Commission. Thank You!

 Agenda


​The Kiowa Tribal Complex in Carnegie OK will be closed on Monday May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. The Complex offices will reopen for business on Tuesday at 8 am. 



The Kiowa Election Commission will be holding an Informational Forum in various communities over the next 2 weeks to discuss the new districts under the revised constitution. We will also be discussing the upcoming June 30 election, the forum is open to all Kiowa Tribal members. Dates, times and locations are as follows:
May 23 Lawton, Lawton Public Library (Room 1) 6:00 pm
May 24 Anadarko, Kiowa Housing Authority 6:30 pm
May 25 Carnegie, Kiowa Complex AOA Building 6:30 pm
June 1 Oklahoma City, Angie Smith United Methodist Church 6:30 pm
June 2 Tulsa, Mayo 420 Apartments (Community Room 2nd Floor), 420 South Main 6:00 pm.    
Please note that this forum will be to discuss the District and Election process only, thank you.


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Kiowa Gourd Clan Clean Up Day, June 17, 8:00 am, Carnegie Lower Park.





KBC Chairman, Matt Komalty           congratulates Renora.

​​​​​Ramirez, Lawrence
Randaolph, Richard Terrell
Redbird, Charles Leslie
Reyes, Margaret Joyce
Rhoads, Jana Lynne
Robleado, Lafern
Rueland, Shirley
Satoe, Bruce Thomas
Satoe, Joseph Roger
Shuessler, Bill
Skutley, Linda Kay
Smith, Johnita Bernadine/Palmeta
Soap, Helena
Srueill, June Lyal
Stacker, Mabel
Stewart, Cameron Anthony
Tahbonemah, Marland
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
Yellowrobe, Madeline
Zotigh (Hall), Fannie Mae



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