Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana - Tribal Constitution

Constitution Amended: 1985
Corporate Charter Amended: 1964

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Table of Contents

CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS (pdf)
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I – OBJECTIVES
ARTICLE II – TERRITORY
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Original Members of Community
Section 2. Descendants of Allottees
Section 3. Adoption
Section 4. Loss of Membership
Section 5. Definition
Section 6. Current Membership Roll
Section 7. Appeals
Section 8. Rules of Procedure
ARTICLE IV – ORGANIZATION OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Section 1. Composition
Section 2. Apportionment
Section 3. Tenure
Section 4. Officers
ARTICLE V – POWERS OF THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Section 1. Enumerated Powers
Section 2. Manner of Review
Section 3. Future Powers
Section 4. Reserved Powers
ARTICLE VI – INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
ARTICLE VII – ELECTIONS
Section 1. Right to Vote
Section 2. Time of Elections
Section 3. Manner and Place of Elections
Section 4. Nominations
ARTICLE VIII – REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
Section 1. Forfeiture of Office
Section 2. Impeachment
Section 3. Vacancies
ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS

BYLAWS
ARTICLE I – DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. President
Section 2. Vice-President
Section 3. Secretary-Treasurer
ARTICLE II – QUALIFICATIONS OF OFFICE
ARTICLE III – SALARIES
ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS AND PROCEDURES
Section 1. Regular Meeting
Section 2. Special Meetings
Section 3. Quorum
Section 4. Rules of Order
Section 5. Place of Meetings
Section 6. Disqualification for Interest
ARTICLE V – LAND
Section 1. Allotted Lands
Section 2. Community Lands
Section 3. Leasing of Community Lands
Section 4. Grant of “Standard” Assignments
Section 5. Tenure of Standard Assignments
Section 6. Grant of “Exchange” Assignments
Section 7. Leasing of Exchange Assignments
Section 8. Inheritance of Exchange Assignments
Section 9. Inheritance of Improvements
Section 10. Exchange of Assignments
Section 11. Use of Unassigned Community Land
Section 12. Purchase of Land by Community
Section 13. Method of Making Assignments
ARTICLE VI – ADOPTION
CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION
APPROVAL

CORPORATE CHARTER (pdf)