ERIC Number: ED116864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-26
Reference Count: N/A
Revised Constitution and Bylaws of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, South Dakota.
Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Inc., SD.
As stated in the Preamble, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe has established this "Revised Constitution and Bylaws" in order to "form a better tribal government, exercise tribal rights and responsibilities and promote the welfare of the people". This "Revised Constitution" consists of 11 Articles which are identified as follows: (1) Jurisdiction (territorial); (2) Tribal Membership; (3) Tribal Organization (Tribal Council, Executive Committee, and General Council); (4) District Organizations (7 districts, district councils, officers and committees, and local district jurisdiction; (5) Nominations and Elections (election requirements, voting privileges, registering procedures, etc.); (6) Vacancies, Removal, and Recall from Office (reasons and procedures); (7) Tribal Council Powers (pursuant to the "Revised Constitution" and any applicable Federal statutes or regulations); (8) Meetings (time and place, Tribal Council and Executive Committee quorum requirements); (9) Bill of Rights (equal social, economic religious, and political rights for all tribal members); (10) Initiative and Referendum (petition requirements, ballot requirements, and voting procedures); (11) Amendments (the "Revised Constitution" may be amended by a majority vote subject to approval by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs). (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Inc., SD.