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.
The 47th Annual Comanche Man Dance took place Oct. 21 in Apache, Oklahoma. Around 50 Straight Dancers, both local and out-of-state, participated in the ceremony, dancing to beautiful songs throughout the afternoon and evening. Despite the inclement weather, an estimated 200 were present to view the event. Numerous Gift basket filled with non perishable items, circled the drum, as the men danced into the night. Towards the conclusion of the dance, the gift baskets were given to elders.
Photo by Jolene Schonchin - The Comanche Nation News
Absentee ballots were counted the afternoon of September 8 by members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Southern Plains Regional Office to determine the future process of Comanche Nation recall petitions.
Dear Tribal Members,
Fiscal Year 2017 End: It’s with great pleasure to share with the Tribal Council; each program voted on, back in May 2016, ended in the BLACK (none overspent). This makes two (2) years in a row of doing fundamentally sound business. This makes auditing and our promise to the federal government to stay off “high risk” very relevant of great accountability and opens venues for other possible grant ventures and stability. Great job frontline employees and the administrator Mr. Arterberry, amazing! The continual task of accountability at hand isn’t done yet. This new Fiscal Year (October 2017 – September 2018) will see and experience:
On May 22, the Workforce department accepted an “Outstanding Grantee” award on behalf of the Comanche Nation at the 38th National Indian and Native American Employment/Public Law 102-477 Training held in Los Angeles, California. Of the 176 total Native American WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) programs nationally, the Comanche Nation was one of six to receive the award. The award was presented to Comanche Nation Workforce staff by the United States Department of Labor - Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) personnel.