Children were the highlight at the annual IAM NDN Youth Powwow November 18 at the Comanche Nation Complex’s Watchetaker Hall. An array of dances filled the evening with fun, including the Potato Dance and Two Step. Several children participated in the powwow and contest categories. There was even a special guest appearance by Smokey the Bear. Tribal programs sponsored youth dance categories, and the Diabetes Awareness Program provided a heathy dinner for the crowd. Photo one: Powwow Head Staff procession in during the Grand Entry. Photo two: Tanisha Burgess participates in the Potato Dance. Photos by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche Nation PIO-News
Staff members, Quanah Karty (picture 1) and Donald Chasenah (picture 2) of the Comanche Nation Office of Environmental Programs (CNOEP) and the Workforce Office’s Grasshopper Program come together the afternoon of November 17, to assist in the Road Side Clean Up on Madeschi Rd. and McCracken Rd. to Hwy. 62, near the Comanche Nation Complex.
This week, thousands of Comanche tribal members across the nation anxiously awaited the day their annual Per Capita money was posted to their bank accounts or delivered in their mailboxes. This year’s distribution date was November 15. With the holidays around the corner, the extra money comes in handy for Comanche families, as they prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Whether tribal members use their per cap money to buy gifts, pay bills, buy necessities for their family, or save it for a rainy day, the annual financial distribution helps the local economies where Comanche tribal members live.
The Comanche Nation Youth Program cooked a traditional Thanksgiving meal for the participants at it's annual Thanksgiving Celebration November 15 at the Comanche Nation Complex's Watchetaker Hall. Director, Randi Attocknie Santos, said it is a way to show thanks to all the youth who are in the program. The communities of Cache, Apache, Elgin, and Walters were present at the homemade Thanksgiving feast, with a total of 62 students. Photo by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche Nation PIO-News
Aimee Seaboy, of the Lakota tribe speaks about being in a abusive relationship and how she got herself and her daughter out of danger. Alarming statistics indicate that, as you read this short sentence, a woman has become the victim of assault. According to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, every 9 seconds, another woman in the U.S. is beaten. If you or someone you know is in need of help please call the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 373-5608.