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Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Judicial Codes

Approved: 1998; Last amended: 2004

RESOLUTION No. 2002- 05


Re: RESOLUTION ABOLISHING RESOLUTION NO. 89-11, ENACTING THE COUSHATTA JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND CONFIRMING THE ENACTMENT OF RESOLUTION NO. 98-41, ENACTING THE JUDICIAL CODES OF THE COUSHATTA TRIBE OF LOUISIANA

WHEREAS, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (the "Tribe") is a sovereign Indian Nation, recognized as such by the United States of America; and,

WHEREAS, the Coushatta Tribal Council is the duly elected governing body of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and,

WHEREAS, an inherent part of sovereignty is the enactment and maintenance of judicial codes to govern the activities within the tribe's jurisdictional territory; and,

WHEREAS, the Coushatta Tribal Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the Tribe to abolish and rescind Resolution 89-11, enacting The Coushatta Judicial System, to abolish and rescind the Tribal Codes enacted pursuant to Resolution 89-11, and to confirm that the enactment of Resolution 98-41, which enacted the current Judicial Codes of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, supersedes all previous Judicial and/or Tribal Codes as of the date of enactment, July 16, 1998;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Resolution 89-11, dated August 10, 1989, enacting The Coushatta Judicial System, be and hereby is specifically abolished and rescinded in its entirety, and that the Tribal Codes enacted pursuant to Resolution 89-11 be and hereby are specifically abolished and rescinded in their entirety;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Resolution 98-41, which enacted the current Judicial Codes of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, and the Judicial Codes enacted thereunder, be and hereby are confirmed, superseding all previous Judicial and/or Tribal Codes as of the date of enactment, July 16, 1998;


CERTIFICATION

This resolution was duly acted upon by the following council members at a meeting held on January 23, 2002, with a quorum present.

                            /s/                            
LOVELIN PONCHO, Chairman

                            /s/                            
WILLIAM WORFEL, Vice Chairman

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BERTNEY LANGLEY, Secretary - Treasurer
                            /s/                            
LEONARD BATTISE, Member
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HAROLD JOHN, Member

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