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Constitution of the Coquille Indian Tribe

Current through: December 2, 2009


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Table of Contents

PREAMBLE

Article I AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT

Section 1 - Jurisdiction and Territory
Section 2 - Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Rights

Article II MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 - Requirements
Section 2 - Dual Membership Prohibited
Section 3 - Ordinance
Section 4 - Loss of Membership
Section 5 - Enrollment Prohibition

Article III GENERAL COUNCIL

Section 1 - Powers
Section 2 - Procedure

Article IV REFERENDUM, INITIATIVE AND RECALL

Section 1 - Initiative
Section 2 - Referendum
Section 3 - Recall

Article V ELECTIONS AND NOMINATIONS

Section 1 - Eligible Voters
Section 2 - Time of Election
Section 3 - Qualification of Candidates
Section 4 - Nominations
Section 5 - Election Board
Section 6 - Election Ordinance

Article VI TRIBAL COUNCIL

Section 1 - Powers
Section 2 - Future Powers
Section 3 - Tribal Council Procedures
Section 4 - Conflict of Interest
Section 5 - Vacancy on Tribal Council
Section 6 - Removal

Article VII TRIBAL COURT

Section 1 - Enrollment
Section 2 - Appointment of Judges
Section 3 - Rules of Pleading, Practice and Procedure
Section 4 - Powers
Section 5 - Court of Record

Article VIII TRIBAL MEMBERS' BILL OF RIGHTS

Section 1 - Economic Resources
Section 2 - Civil Liberties

Article IX PROCEDURE FOR AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION

Article X ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION

Article XI SEVERABILITY

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