Constitution and By-laws of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Updated: July 2014

On this page, find a table of contents for the Colville constitution to assist with research. Please visit the tribe's website to obtain the most current versions of the tribe's constitution. Please contact the library if you need assistance.


Article I?Purpose

Article II ?Governing Body
Section 1 Colville Business Council
Section 2 Number of Councilmen
Section 3 Representation Selected by Districts
Section 4 Power to Change Districts and Representation
Section 5 Officers
Section 6 Residency Requirement and Age of Candidate
Section 7 Council Sole Judge of its Members

Article III?Nominations and Elections
Section 1 First Election and Terms of Office
Section 2 Rules for Election
Section 3 Candidate Procedures
Section 4 Certification of Election
Section 5 Age Requirement to Vote

Article IV?Vacancies and Removals from Office
Section 1 Regulations to Fill Vacated Position
Section 2 Expulsion of Councilman
Section 3 Petition to Recall

Article V?Powers and Duties of the Council
Section 1 Powers and Duties

Article VI?Amendments
Section 1 Constitution and By-Laws Amended by Majority Vote
Section 2 Petition for Amendment

Article VII?Membership of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Section 1 Membership
Section 2 Rules and Regulations Governing Membership
Section 3 One-Fourth (1/4) Degree Requirement
Section 4 Membership of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Article VIII?Judiciary
Section 1 Separate Branch of Government
Section 2 Court of Appeals
Section 3 Tribal Court
Section 4 Compensation and Term
Section 5 Vacancies and Removal from Office
Section 6 Discipline
Section 7 Implementation

Article I?The Business Council
Section 1 Chairman of the Business Council
Section 2 Vice-Chairman of the Business Council
Section 3 Secretary of the Business Council
Section 4 Appointive Officers

Article II?Time and Place of Meeting and Procedures
Section 1 Regular Meeting-Special Meeting Schedule
Section 2 Quorum
Section 3 Order of Business
Section 4 Report of Meetings

Article III?Ratification of Constitution and By-Laws

[Table of Contents created by NILL in July 2014, based on materials available on tribe's website.]