The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) recently mailed a notice to tribal members 18 and older regarding a Secretarial election scheduled for April 11, 2016. The purpose of the Secretarial election is for eligible tribal members to vote on 15 proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws. The proposed amendments relate to Article IV of the Constitution –“Organization of Tribal Council” and to articles in the By-Laws pertaining to “Qualifications”, “Salaries”, and “Meeting and Procedure”. The proposed amendments were initiated and brought forward by petitioners, or a group of tribal members, through the process outlined in our current Constitution under Article IX – “Amendments”.
On February 24, 2016, the Tribal Council passed a motion to provide the membership with information on the proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws. The full letter can be downloaded below along with referenced documents.
Tribal members living off the reservation will be mailed a copy of the letter. Local residents can pick up a copy of the letter at the Tribal Administration building mail and reception desk. Copies will also be available at district meetings.
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD Tribal Constitution and By-Laws
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD 25 CFR Part 81
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD Tribal Analysis of Proposed Constitutional Amendments
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD Ordinance 44 – Tribal Elections
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD TC Resolution 8363
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD TC Resolution 9057
CLICK LINK TO DOWNLOAD TC Resolution 10191