IBC bank and Thomas L. Travis, President and CEO of IBC-Oklahoma, and the recalled Comanche Business Committee members, Edward Eschiti – Robert Tippeconnie – Robert Komahcheet – Ronald Red Elk – Yonevea Terry – Darrell Kosechequetah, have placed many members of the Comanche Nation in an unstable position. By freezing the tribe’s account at the bank, IBC representatives and the recalled CBC members are harming the tribes’ ability to provide essential services to the tribal
members who need it. Unfortunately the IBC bank is listening to the recalled CBC members who were legally recalled by Tribal Council voters. IBC is involving itself with tribal politics by sending a letter to the Comanche Nation Chairman asking him to sign the letter recognizing the recalled CBC members as Tribal Representatives for the bank, in order to unfreeze the account. Recalled CBC member Robert Komahcheet said in the Lawton Constitution that, “the tribe accounts held at IBC Bank have been frozen since last Thursday or Friday. The freeze is implemented in hopes of negotiating.” However the Comanche Nation will not negotiate with anyone using aggression as a tool, to satisfy their own self interest. Despite the frozen account at the IBC bank, the Comanche Nation will continue to move forward with business as usual. Changes will be made in order to assist anyone who was affected by the actions of the IBC bank and the recalled CBC members. These changes will take time, so we ask everyone to please be patience and we want to apologize to anyone who was affected by this unwarranted force of negotiations by the recalled CBC members.