Kiowa Tribe no longer on BIA's high-risk status list
The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is finally off the "high-risk" list at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, The Lawton Constitution reports.

The tribe was placed on the list in 1997 due to noncompliance with self-determination contracts, misappropriation of funds and delinquent audits and financial reports. But all problems have been resolved, Chairman Don Tofpi said.

"This means we have a clean record; we're able to conduct normal business," Tofpi told the paper. "This is great for us. After 12 years, this feels good."

A copy of the BIA letter has been posted on the tribe's website.

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Kiowas off high-risk status list [see fourth story on page] (The Lawton Constitution 12/10)
Kiowa Tribe removed from high risk status (AP 12/10)