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

As Amended Through: October 18, 1988

The tribe makes their constitution available online. The link below will take you to the version of the constitution available on the tribe's website.


Table of Contents


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

Article II. Territory -- [Section 1].

Article III. Reservation -- [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 in March 2016, based on materials available on tribe's website.]