By Associated Press
Lawton, OK – Kiowa Tribe removed from high risk status
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has removed the Kiowa Tribe from high risk status after more than 12 years.
Tribal Chairman Don Tofpi says the move allows the tribe to conduct business normally and apply for grants to support tribal programs.
The Kiowa were placed on high risk status in June 1997 for issues including misappropriation of funds, delinquent audits and financial reports and improper contracts.
Information from: The Lawton Constitution, http://www.swoknews.com
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