Redding Rancheria Ordinances
Last amended: 2001
ADOPTION ORDINANCES OF THE REDDING RANCHERIA
Leland Foreman, Chairman
Mac Hayward, Vice Chairman
Carla Maslin, Secretary
Lorena Ackerman, Treasurer
Leon Benner, Member
Orval Hayward, Member
Art Hayward, Member
Be It Resolved By The Redding Rancheria Tribal Council that the following Adoption Ordinances have been passed by a vote of 6 for and 0 against at a duly called meeting of the Redding Rancheria Tribal Council.
TRIBAL COUNCIL CONSENT
There shall be a unanimous consent of all seven (7) council members at a duly called meeting in which all 7 council members must be in attendance.
Testimony in favor and against adoption of such tentative members by any Redding Rancheria member including members of the Tribal Council shall be allowed to be heard.
The tentative members shall be of Indian descent with verification of 1/4 degree Indian blood.
Those tentative members that are approved shall not have the right to bring into the membership of the Redding Rancheria with them any heirs or future heirs. Any benefits that the adoptee shall receive shall not be obligated by any will or probate, nor any encumbrance during his or her life or death.
The seven Tribal Council members shall only allow a maximum of one (1) adoptions per year and the Tribal Council shall seek and have guarantee of extra funds to take care of that adoptee of the previous year before they allow any new adoptions to be approved.
No person shall be enrolled as an adopted member of the Redding Rancheria except by a majority vote of the General Council at a Regular or Special meeting of the General Council.
Any person submitting an application for adoption into the Redding Rancheria shall not be a member of any other tribe or band.
BURDEN OF PROOF
The burden of proof for verification of Indian decent and no duel membership shall be on the applicant.
Adoption hearings shall be held one month prior to the annual General Council meetings and closed thereafter until the following year.
A person may be adopted as an honorary member subject to approval of the majority of the Tribal Council. Honorary adoptees shall have no monetary benefits or voting powers or any other benefits the Redding Rancheria membership shares.
Leland T. Foreman
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