Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, MI
Calhoun County
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[HISTORY: Approved by the eligible voters of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi at an election held 4-27-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
PREAMBLE
We, the members of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribe of Michigan, in order to establish a recognized and approved tribal government to provide a means for the orderly transaction of community business, consistent with our Bode'wadmi traditions and cultural values, and as the free expression of the community will; to insure treaty rights and establish an affable relationship with the Federal Government via the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies; to promote the betterment of the socioeconomic welfare and best interests of our community, and to implement any corporate mechanism to achieve these goals, do establish and adopt the following Constitution for the government, protection, and common welfare of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.
Article I Name

Section 1 Name.

Article II Territory; Jurisdiction

Section 1 Territory.

Section 2 Jurisdiction; Guiding Principles.

Section 3 Tribal Government Offices; Official Records.

Article III Membership

Section 1 Eligibility; Procedure.

Section 2 Membership Roll.

Section 3 Membership by Adoption.

Section 4 Rights of Adopted Members.

Section 5 Relinquishment of Membership.

Section 6 Disenrollment.

Section 7 Re-Enrollment.

Section 8 Enrollment Law.

Article IV Governing Council

Section 1 Governing Body.

Section 2 Term of Office.

Section 3 Officers and Bylaws.

Section 4 Qualifications.

Section 5 Quorum.

Section 6 Action by the Tribal Council.

Section 7 Meetings of the Tribal Council.

Section 8 Removal from office.

Section 9 Recall.

Section 10 Vacancies.

Article V Elections

Section 1 Elections.

Section 2 Appointment and Duties.

Section 3 Eligible Voters.

Article VI Powers

Section 1 Powers.

Section 2 Reservation of Powers; Future Delegation of Power.

Section 3 Boards and Committees.

Article VII Limitations on the Exercise of Governmental Powers

Section 1 Individual Rights.

Section 2 Impairment of Contracts Prohibited.

Section 3 Access to Official Band Records.

Article VIII Right of Referendum and Initiative

Section 1 Referendum.

Section 2 Initiative.

Section 3 Referendum Initiative Election.

Section 4 Effective Date.

Article IX Land

Section 1 Tribal Lands.

Section 2 Long Term Land Acquisition and Development Plan.

Section 3 Transfers to the United States.

Section 4 Sale or Transfer of Certain Lands Prohibited.

Section 5 Rights of Persons Holding Assignments.

Article X Sovereign Immunity

Section 1 Tribal Immunity.

Section 2 Authorization of Suits Against Officials and Employees of the Band.

Article XI Tribal Judiciary

Section 1 Tribal Court Established.

Section 2 Composition of the Tribal Court System.

Section 3 Jurisdiction.

Section 4 Judicial Appointments.

Section 5 Qualifications.

Section 6 Terms.

Section 7 Court Administration.

Section 8 Removal of Judge or Justice.

Article XII Amendments

Section 1 Amendments.

Article XIII Severability

Section 1 Severability.