Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico - Tribal Constitution

As amended through May 31, 1985

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Table of Contents

Article I. The Mescalero Apache Tribe -- [Section 1].

Article II. Territory -- [Section 1].

Article III. Reservation Lands -- [Sections 1-3].

Article IV - Membership -- [Sections 1-5].

Article V. Bill of Rights -- [Section 1].

Article VI. Disqualification of tribal members for elective office -- [Section 1].

Article VII. Organization of the government of the Mescalero Apache Tribe -- [Section 1].

Article VIII, Part 1. The Legislative Department: composition and qualifications -- [Sections 1-4].

Article IX. Nominations and elections -- [Sections 1-15].

Article X. Vacancies and removal from office -- [Sections 1-4].

Article XI. Powers of the Tribal Council  -- [Section 1].

Article XII. Review and approval of enactments -- [Sections 1-7].

Article XIII. Tribal budget and business enterprises -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XIV. Referendum -- [Sections 1-3].

Article XV. Constitutional amendment -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XVI. Sessions of the Tribal Council -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XVII. Quorum; vote -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XVIII. Ordinances and resolutions -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XIX, Part 2. The Executive Department: composition and manner of selection -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XX. President and Vice-President: term of office and qualifications -- [Section 1].

Article XXI. President and Vice-President: vacancies and removal from office -- [Section 1].

Article XXII. Duties of officers -- [Sections 1-5].

Article XXIII. The Secretary of the Mescalero Apache Tribe -- [Sections 1-2].

Article XXIV. Treasurer of the Mescalero Apache Tribe -- [Sections 1-3].

Article XXV, Part III. The judiciary -- [Sections 1-3].

Article XXVI. Composition of the tribal courts -- [Sections 1-4].

Article XXVII. Inherent powers of the Mescalero Apache Tribe -- [Section 1].

Article XXVIII. Saving clause and repeal of previous constitution -- [Sections 1-3].

Article XXIX. Oath of office -- [Section 1].

Article XXX. Ratification of revised constitution -- [Section 1].

Certification of adoption.

Approval.  (1965).



[Table of Contents created by NILL from print versions of document.]