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Kiowa Chairman’s Impeachment Gearing Delayed

The impeachment trial for Matthew Komalty, chairman of the 14,000 member Kiowa Tribe was halted Thursday after the Court of Indian Offenses ordered a delay. Komalty sought the delay because of a concern that two legislators were reportedly exposed to COVID-19, one receiving a false negative test result, according to Angela McCarthy, the legislature’s speaker. The impeachment trial is now set to resume on Wednesday.

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8/11/2020

article Kiowa Casino & Hotel helps "Hometown Heroes"
(Oklahoma) -- Although this year’s been a little bit different than the prior 11, the Kiowa Casino & Hotel is still finding its way to support local “...

8/8/2020

article COVID relief freeze cripples Kiowa family
(Oklahoma) -- As Kiowa Tribe COVID-19 relief funds remain frozen due to a court injunction, the Aug. 22 budget election can’t come quick enough for Kiowa tribal...
article Kiowa Chairman, Speaker offer differing views on upcoming budget election
(Oklahoma) -- The rift between the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma’s Executive and Legislative branches of government keeps growing with an upcoming budget election to...

8/4/2020

article Hearing today over injunction in Kiowa Chairman's impeachment
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribal chairman filed briefings Tuesday to support a preliminary injunction halting an impeachment hearing. The materials were filed in the...
article Kiowa Tribal voters sound off on injunction holding up COVID-19 relief
(Oklahoma) -- The freeze of COVID-19 relief funds following a court injunction has prolonged hurting among Kiowa tribal members. It was just over a week ago, July 28,...

8/3/2020

article Kiowa Casino gives thousands of dollars through Hometown Heroes initiative
(Oklahoma) -- The pandemic may have put a damper on many things, but not on the Kiowa Casino’s willingness to help. This year was their 12th annual Hometown Heroes...

7/30/2020

article Kiowa Chairman’s Impeachment Gearing Delayed
(Oklahoma) -- The impeachment trial for Matthew Komalty, chairman of the 14,000 member Kiowa Tribe was halted Thursday after the Court of Indian Offenses ordered a delay...

7/29/2020

article Dysfunction and injunction pauses Kiowa COVID-19 relief efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Patricia Vowels will have to wait a little longer for her COVID-19 relief check from the Kiowa Tribe. A Court of Indian Offenses (CFR) judge ruled Tuesday...

7/25/2020

article Kiowa Tribe chairman facing impeachment after alleged misuse of funds
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Tribe Chairman Matthew Komalty is facing impeachment on several charges after he was accused of misusing COVID-19 funds. Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy...
article Kiowa Tribe continues its COVID-19 relief efforts
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma continues with its COVID-19 pandemic assistance. Opened in early June, the old Carl’s Jr. building in Anadarko has become...

7/23/2020

article Kiowa’s Seeking To Oust Chairman
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe chairman is facing impeachment over his handling of COVID-19 relief funds by the tribe’s seven member legislative branch.
article Kiowa’s Seeking To Oust Chairman
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe chairman is facing impeachment over his handling of COVID-19 relief funds by the tribe’s seven member legislative branch. The...

7/18/2020

article Kiowa roots go back to the Columbia River
(Oklahoma) -- At one time the Kiowa were known as mountain people, as they migrated south through mountain ranges until they were forced to settle in Oklahoma and Texas...

7/9/2020

article Kiowa employees COVID-19 tests negative so far
(Oklahoma) -- After a second tribal employee was stricken by COVID-19, the Kiowa Tribe’s employees were tested Monday for the virus. According to the tribe...

7/6/2020

article Kiowa tribal employee COVID-19 testing today
(Oklahoma) -- After a tribal employee tested positive for COVID-19, the Kiowa Tribal Complex is closed today except for virus testing. As a precaution, all employees are...

7/4/2020

article BIA lifts sanctions on Kiowa Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is now free of sanctions imposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe was notified June 30 that effective that day, the...

6/6/2020

article Kiowa Tribe readies opening of emergency spending plan, tribal enterprises
(Oklahoma) -- As the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma begins, opens up and enact its $9.5 million emergency spending plan in the wake of COVID-19’s initial impact, the...

6/2/2020

article Kiowa Casino to reopen June 3, mask required
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Casino will reopen their doors on Wednesday, June 3 at noon, after being closed since March 19 due to concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19...

6/1/2020

article Kiowa Tribe moving forward with $9.5 million Emergency Spending Plan
(Oklahoma) -- The executive branch of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is moving forward with authorizing $9.5 million to form an Emergency Spending Plan. The money is part...

5/17/2020

article Exiled to Indian Country: Kiowa Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- At one time the Kiowa were known as mountain people, as they migrated south through mountain ranges until they were forced to settle in Oklahoma and Texas...

5/9/2020

article Kiowa Tribe launches COVID-19 emergency management plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma has launched a comprehensive emergency management plan in response to COVID-19. Chairman Matthew Komalty and Madame Vice-...

4/30/2020

article Kiowa Tribe approved for $1.1 million in COVID-19 relief
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma has been approved for $1.1 million in relief funds made available under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Tribe Chairman...

4/27/2020

article Kiowa business cleans up tribal campuses against COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- In trying to clean up and sterilize campus facilities following an operations shutdown due to employees testing positive for COVID-19, the Kiowa Tribe is...

4/18/2020

article Kiowa Tribe shuts down completely after employee hospitalized with COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- After discovering an employee was diagnosed with COVID-19, the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma has shut down all operations until at least May 1. A contingency...

4/3/2020

article Kiowa Chairman updates on tribe's efforts during COVID-19 shutdown
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribal Chairman offered an update about how the tribe is handling its place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Matthew Komalty shared...

3/21/2020

article Kiowa Tribal Chairman seeks governmental, tribal unity in Coronavirus response
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribal Chairman is asking for unity within the tribal government to remain proactive in this time of crisis relating to the potential spread of...

3/20/2020

article Kiowa Casino donates 300 pounds of food to The Kitchen
(Kansas) -- With the shutdown order now in place, Kiowa Casino had a lot of extra food and they don’t want it to go to waste. The casino generously donated over...

3/18/2020

article Kiowa Casino and Hotel to close temporarily amid COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Casino and Hotel announced that it would be temporarily closing and suspending services in a Facebook post Tuesday night. The decision to close...
article Kiowa Casinos close until April 1
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Casino & Hotel will close Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. until April 1, Kiowa Casino Properties announced in a press release. This includes...

11/3/2019

article Court case dismissed against Kiowa Tribal chairman
(Oklahoma) -- The dismissal of a lawsuit against the Kiowa Tribal chairman allows for the Carnegie-based tribe to obtain additional funds and clears his executive...

8/21/2019

article Voters to decide marijuana legalization, Hobart casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribal budget and resolutions election is slated for Saturday and includes questions regarding legalization of recreational and medicinal...

6/26/2019

article Kiowa Casino, Hotel officials host job fair
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Casino and Hotel officials hosted a job fair Wednesday filling positions for the Red River, Carnegie and Verden properties. The company has open...

6/5/2019

article Kiowa Tribe honors Dr. N Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize winning author
(Oklahoma) -- Dr. N Scott Momaday spent his career writing novels and short stories about his life in the Kiowa Tribe. His novel House Made of Dawn even earned him a...

5/24/2019

article Kiowa tribal member breaks MLS record
(Oklahoma) -- Chris Wondolowski, a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes and a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, became the most prolific scorer in MLS (Major League...

4/21/2019

article Kiowa culture goes digital
(Oklahoma) -- For many years, Kiowa elder Dorothy Whitehorse DeLaune has worked with tribal members and Native Studies scholars to sustain the Kiowa language, culture,...

12/17/2018

article Kiowa Tribe Builds Its First Tribal Park, Creating a Permanent Home for Sacred Rituals
(Oklahoma) -- With cries mimicking the red wolf, red and blue blankets draped across their shoulders and beaded moccasins on their feet, a procession of men raise their...

12/12/2018

article Kiowa Casino’s annual toy drive brings in thousands of toys
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Casino is celebrating following a successful toy drive before Christmas. The benefiting organizations picked up their toys on Tuesday at the casino....

11/30/2018

article Kiowa Tribe Princess Balances the Demands of Her Position – and Still Does Homework
(Oklahoma) -- Alyssa Granado paces nervously, the late-day sun blazing above. The American Indian Exposition begins in less than an hour, and hundreds of spectators have...

10/21/2018

article Kiowa Tribe Tries To Preserve Native Language By Including In School System - Legislator
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa tribe is currently working with Oklahoma's State Department on making its native language a requirement for graduating from high schools as...

7/11/2018

article Kiowa Tribe will hold an inauguration celebration
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe will host an inauguration celebration for its newly elected executive and legislative branch officials.

6/29/2018

article Kiowa Warrior's Drawings of Captivity Bring $396,500 at Heritage Auctions
(Texas) -- A Kiowa warrior’s book of drawings documenting his captivity by the U.S. Army in 1875 sold for $396,500 in Heritage Auctions’ June 26 Ethnographic...

6/3/2018

article Kiowa tribe breaks earth on dance ground
(Oklahoma) -- Ground has been broken and development is underway for new dance grounds behind the Kiowa Tribal Complex in Carnegie. For years, Kiowa Business Committee...

5/5/2018

article Kiowa tribal voters will cast ballots
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa tribal voters are preparing to cast ballots for the primary election of officers. The election will be Saturday to select the chair and vice chair as...

4/13/2018

article Kiowa Casino opens hotel
(Oklahoma) -- After years of planning and construction, Kiowa Casino opened the hotel this morning. They are hopeful the new addition will help take their business to...
article Kiowa Hotel opens in Devol
(Oklahoma) -- Rooms are now available at the new Kiowa Hotel in Devol, Oklahoma after Friday's grand opening. Tribe leaders cut the ribbon for the 63 room hotel that...

3/18/2018

article Kiowa Tribe prepares to debut new casino with more in the works
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribe is opening a new gaming facility in Oklahoma next week and is looking to the Trump administration to help with future projects. The Kiowa...

3/14/2018

article Kiowa casino to open Carnegie location
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Casino has announced the opening of its third casino location for the Kiowa Tribe in Carnegie, Okla. The casino is set to open on March 21st. “...

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