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Wyandotte Nation, Oklahoma - Tribal Codes and Ordinances

Dated: 2009

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Table of Contents.

1999 Election Ordinance
ARTICLE I - Authority
ARTICLE 2 - Purpose
ARTICLE 3 - Definitions
ARTICLE 4 - Election Board: Section 1. Authority; Section 2. Election Board Composition; Section 3. Meetings; Section 4. Records; Section 5. Duties of Election Board;
ARTICLE 5 - Ballots and Ballot Boxes: Section 1. Ballot Boxes; Section 2. Ballots
ARTICLE 6 - Candidacy for Tribal Officials: Section 1. Qualifications of Elected Officials; Section 2. Terms of Office; Section 3. Filing of Candidacy; Section 4. Filing Fee; Section 5. Withdrawal; Section 6. Testing Qualifications of Candidates; Section 7. Challenge of Candidates
ARTICLE 7 - Voter Registration: Section 1. Eligibility; Section 2. Registration Qualifications; Section 3. Registration Procedure; Section 4. Registration Records
ARTICLE 8 - Voting Procedures: Section 1. Election Notice; Section 2. Polling Place; Section 3. Instruction to Voters; Section 4. Method of Voting; Section 5. Electioneering and Loitering
ARTICLE 9 - Counting Ballots: Section 1. Procedure for Counting Ballots; Section 2. Tie Votes; Section 3. Declared Winner; Section 4. Election Disputes; Section 5. Certification and Announcement of Election Results
ARTICLE 10 - Installation of Elected Officers: Section 1. Procedure; Section 2. Oath of Office
ARTICLE 11 - Special Elections
ARTICLE 12 - Recall
ARTICLE 13 - Vacancies of Office
ARTICLE 14 - Uniform Procedures for Submitting Petitions: Section 1. Description; Section 2. Registered Voters; Section 3. Form and Content; Section 4. Verification of Petition; Section 5. Time Restraints

2000 Enrollment Ordinance
RECITALS
Section 1. - Membership
Section 2. - Membership by Council Vote
Section 2. - Applications for Enrollment
Section 3. - Processing of the Application
Section 4. - The Tribal Enrollment Committee
Section 5. - Records
Section 6. - Appeals
Section 7. - Loss of Membership
Certificate of Enactment
Definition: ABSENTEE WYANDOT

2004 Code of Ethics Act
Certification
Purpose
Policy Statement on Business Ethics
General Provisions:
Definitions;
Procedures;
Gifts, Favors, Entertainment and Payments Received by the Wyandotte Nation or received by Tribal Officials, employees, agents or appointees;
Gifts, Favors or Payments by the Wyandotte Nation;
Confidential Information;
Confidential Information may include but is not limited to;
Conflicts of Interest;
Compliance.

2009 Cultural Ordinance
Recitals
Certification
Section 1 - Preamble
Section 2 – Establishment of the Culture Committee
Section 3 – Definition of Executive Committee Authority and Accessibility
Section 4- Establishment of an Annual Cultural Agenda
Section 5 – Expectations of Executive Committee Appointments
Section 6 – Duties of the Culture Committee
Section 7 – Establishment of Culture Days
Section 8 – Paid Tribal Heritage Department Employee
Section 9 – Personal Projects of Committee Appointees
Section 10 – Contractually Securing Products, Artifacts and/or Services
Section 11 – Accuracy of Cultural Presentation
Section 12 – Code of Conduct and Ethics

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