Latham Casting has made its selection for who they would like to play extras for the upcoming Tom Hanks movie called News of the World, based onthe novel by Paulette Jiles . The company specifically requested Kiowa Tribal members, below are their sections. If you see a name you recognize, please inform him/her that they need to contact the company immediately.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The Kiowa Tribe was well represented at 50th Annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and Trade Show in Minneapolis, MN. The convention was held October 8-12, 2019.
Freda Tippeconnie was honored with Classroom Teacher of the Year. This award honors educators who promote language, culture, and tribal sovereignty. This award is given to one who demonstrates leadership and uses innovative techniques to promote lifelong learning.
Summer Palmer received the Community Service Award. She was chosen for her significant impact to provide funding or support for Native programs. She also earned this award for her leadership in promoting, defending, or supporting Native education. Dr. Sunny Hegwood, Director of Higher Education, Amber Silverhorn-Wolfe, Higher Education Counselor and Tribal Chairman Matthew Komalty were on hand to support the honorees. NIEA was formed in 1970 by Native educators who were eager to find solutions to improve the education system for Native children and youth. Its first executive director was Ace Sahmaunt, another Kiowa tribal citizen. Congratulations to all the recipients! We are proud of you and thank you Higher Education for all the great work that you do.
An estimated 900 people attended the AARP Oklahoma 11th annual Indian Elder Honors celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
This year marked 51 years that the AARP Oklahoma honored teachers, veterans, artists, tribal leaders, and culture preservationists from 30 tribal nations. The honorees represent what is best about the Native American people – a love of family, dedication to culture and respect for all people. Among the 39 honorees who joined this fraternity of 550 was our very own Cornella “Pat” Kopepasah and Frances Harried “Della” Doyebi.
he 2019 Elder Halloween Costume Contest will be held on October 30, 2019 at the Kiowa AOA Elder Center in Carnegie, Oklahoma starting at 1:00 pm. There will be prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd along with special snacks and treats. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy this special time of year with our elders.
For more information contact the Kiowa AOA center at (580) 654-6315.
A special meeting of the Kiowa Indian Council (KIC) has been called by the Kiowa Legislature in order to elect a new KIC Coordinator. The sole purpose of the KIC Special Meeting is to select a candidate. The meeting is set for Saturday, October 26, 2019, as allowed by the Kiowa Constitution.
When elected, the coordinator will serve a two-year term. The duties and responsibilities include compiling approved laws and resolutions, prepare meeting agendas, and publish and provide notices and information to tribal members and the public.
Three candidates are running for the position; Steven Geronimo Hopkins, Stephen Gregory Smith, and Deborah S. Wilson.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and it is required in order to vote, so arriving early is highly encouraged. A quorum of 150 attendees is needed to conduct business and voting will begin at 10 a.m.
The meeting will be held at the Red Buffalo Hall in Carnegie, Okla. Transportation will be provided in the following cities; Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman, Lawton, Anadarko, and Hobart.
Additional information and bus pickup locations can be found online at kiowatribe.org. You will also find the candidate forums (prior to election) are scheduled for the different districts.
The site for the proposed Kiowa Gaming Facility is an 11.33-acre tract located within the southeast quarter of Section 2, Township 6 North, Range 18 West of the Indian Meridian, approximately 1.5 miles east of Hobart with frontage on US 183, Kiowa County, Oklahoma. The project site is bound on the north by an Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODoT) maintenance yard and agricultural land, followed by 5th Street; bound on the south by agricultural land followed by State Highway 9; bound on the east by U.S. Highway 183; and bound on the west by agricultural land.
The EA will be available for a 30 day review at the BIA, Anadarko Agency, Hwy 281 N. and Parker McKenzie Rd., Anadarko, OK 73005. The EA is also available on-line at the following web address: https://kiowahobart.wordpress.com
The Kiowa Casino is sponsoring a special contest starting today till October 31, 2019. The winner will receive a contract to design the art work for the horse that will be displayed in the Kiowa Casino & Hotel parking lot! Must be at least 21 yrs or older to enter; please send forms (see download below) to email@example.com or mail to Kiowa Casino at 198131 HWY 36, Devol, OK 73531.