Greetings Kiowa District 7 Citizens

Warren Queton

Warren Queton

Hello, my name is Warren Queton. I am the legislator for the District 7 Legislative seat, representing the At Large Kiowa District, meaning all citizens who do not reside in the jurisdictional area of southwestern Oklahoma. 

Personal Life: My Cauigu Name is P’aw Ah which means “the moon is coming” and was given to me by Oscar Tsoodle. I am the son of Clifton and Nellie Queton, and grandson of Mickey and Melvin Queton. I come from the Queton, Bointy, and Bigbow families, my family's allotment is located north of the Stinking Creek bridge west of Carnegie. My family still resides in the Crowley Area south of Fort Worth. I am the oldest of three siblings, with two younger sisters, Danielle and Shawnea Queton. I am married to my wife, Welana Queton, of the Osage, Creek, and Cherokee nations. We have a six-year-old pup named Lettie Jane who lives with us in our house in Blanchard, OK.

Kiowa Background: My family has lived in the Dallas Fort Worth Area since the 1950s, working and living as part of a large Urban Indian community. I grew up alongside a large extended family, my grandparents, my aunt Rene Queton and Bruce Queton. We have always participated in American Indian dances and cultural events even though we were located a long way from our tribal communities. We group up spending our summer in Oklahoma with our relatives around Carnegie, Oklahoma. That upbringing has become a large part of who I am, a Cauigu.

Educational Background: I moved to Oklahoma in 1999 and attended the University of Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor's in Native American Studies and a Master's in Applied Linguistic Anthropology. After attaining my degree. I worked full-time for OU as the Upward Bound Academic Counselor and Tribal Liaison. I am currently part-time Faculty for the OU Department of Native American Studies, teaching tribal service learning. I am transitioning from my full-time position with the Kiowa Tribe, serving as the Director of Higher Education.

Military Career: I am a Proud Army Veteran with service in Iraq from 2007-08, Afghanistan from 2012-2013, and recently in Kuwait from 2018-19. 

My Leadership Attributes include 1) Character-Kiowa Values, Empathy, Humility, 2) Presence-Professionalism, Confidence, Resilience, 3) Intellect-Innovation, Personal Tact, and Expertise.

My Leadership Competencies include 1) Achieves-Gets results, improves performance, gives feedback, executes, and adapts 2) Develops-Believer in lifelong learning, positive work environment, steward of tribal money, 3) Leads-Leads others, builds trust, extends influence, leads by example, communicates effectively.

Warren Queton
Kiowa Tribe District 7 Legislator

Contact Info

Location

123 24th Ave NW
Norman, OK 73069
United States

Mailing Address

123 24th Ave NW
Norman, OK 73069
United States

Hours 

Mon  08:30 am – 04:30 pm
Tue  08:30 am – 04:30 pm
Wed  08:30 am – 04:30 pm
Thu  08:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fri  08:30 am – 04:30 pm
Sat  Closed
Sun  Closed

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Kiowa Tribe District 7 is a legislative office representing Kiowa Citizens living outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the Kiowa Tribe. The district serves as an advocate for its members and provides programs and services that improve the quality of life for Kiowas not living in the jurisdiction. Our mission is to promote the welfare and enhance the quality of life of our citizens, while preserving our traditions, culture, and values.

 

Tribal Court Grand Opening: For the first time in history, the Kiowa Tribe has opened their own Tribal Court – ushering a new era of self-governance and autonomy. This milestone brings with it an immense sense of pride for all its members as they assume control over justice within their nation. It's truly a remarkable moment!

The Kiowa Tribal Court is responsible for managing civil disputes and criminal misdemeanors within the tribe. The court has its own rules, regulations, personnel, and facilities that make it distinct from other tribal courts or state court systems. Its jurisdiction includes both civil matters such as land disputes and criminal cases such as minor offenses committed by tribal members.

The court is led by Kiowa Tribal Judges who hold power under the sovereignty of the tribe. These judges are nominated by the Kiowa Executive Branch and confirmed by the Kiowa Legislature and must follow established laws, protocols, and regulations as set forth by the tribe in order to remain unbiased and fair to all parties involved. The judgments made here are final and binding within the boundaries of the Kiowa Nation.

The Tribal Court system is providing a much-needed sense of autonomy and justice to the Kiowa people. It's an important step towards self-governance and empowerment, allowing the tribe to take more control over its own destiny and be more responsible for its own success. This new court system provides hope for a brighter future where the Kiowa people can fully exercise their sovereignty and independence. 

The establishment of the Tribal Court is an impressive achievement and a major milestone for the Kiowa Nation that will have lasting repercussions far into the future. It's an inspiring example of what can be accomplished when a tribe takes ownership of its own destiny. We look forward to seeing what else the Kiowa Tribe will continue to accomplish in the years to come. 

Congratulations, Kiowa Nation! You have opened a new door of justice and opportunity for your people. We wish you all the best on this amazing journey. 
 

 

 

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