Constitution of the Blue Lake Rancheria

Last amended: 2001

The tribe makes their constituion available online. The link below will take you to the version of the constitution available on the tribe's website. Please contact the library if you need assistance.

Constitution (pdf)

Table of Contents

Article I - Purpose
Article II - Territory and Jurisdiction
Section 1. Territory and Jurisdiction.
Article III - Membership
Section 1. Membership.
Section 2. Enrollment Restriction.
Section 3. Enrollment Abandonment.
Section 4. "Residents" Defined.
Section 5. Enrollment.
Article IV - Rights of Members
Article V - Governing Body
Section 1. Electorate.
Section 2. General Council Metings.
Section 3. General Council Reservation of Powers.
Section 4. Business Council.
Section 5. Laws.
Section 6. Enumerated Powers.
Section 7. Reserved Powers.
Article VI - Business Council Operations
Section 1. Composition.
Section 2. Business Council Meetings.
Section 3. Procedures.
Article VII - Elections
Section 1. Business Council Elections.
Section 2. Qualifications.
Section 3. Vacancies and Removal from Office.
Section 4. Election Date.
Section 5. Statement of Intent.
Section 6. Form of Ballot, Rules of Election.
Section 7. Referendum, Initiative and Recall.
Section 8. Bonding.
Article VIII - Duties of Officers
Section 1. Chairperson.
Section 2. Vice-Chairperson.
Section 3. Secretary / Treasurer.
Article IX - Amendments
Article X - Severability
Article XI - Adoption

Certificate of Results of Election
Certificate of Approval
Amendment I


[Table of Contents created by NILL in June 2015, based on materials available on tribe's website.]