Chairman Nelson helps staff members unload boxes of toys to give to Comanche Churches for their Christmas Celebrations. A Prayer Breakfast will be held for Comanche Churches 9 a.m., December 7, at Watchetaker Hall. Churches will receive a check and Christmas toys for the children of their church. Photo by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche PIO-News
The Comanche Nation is preparing for the annual Elder Day Celebration, 10 a.m., December 8, at the Comanche County Fairgrounds in Lawton, Okla. Chairman Nelson says it will be the biggest Elder Day yet, with great Door Prizes for tribal seniors, ages 62 years and older. Some of the Door Prizes include Big Screen TVs, and plush Pendleton Blankets, pictured. Vendors can set up on a First Come First Serve Basis, and elders will be served lunch at 11:30 a.m. Photos by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche Nation PIO-News
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.