Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut - Tribal Constitution

Amended: February 23, 2014

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

CONSTITUTION OF THE MOHEGAN TRIBE OF INDIANS OF CONNECTICUT

Table of Contents

PREAMBLE

ARTICLE I. - NAME

ARTICLE II. - POWERS

ARTICLE III. - JURISDICTION
Section 1. - [Territory Described.]
Section 2. - [Persons Identified.]

ARTICLE IV. - GOVERNING BODIES
Section 1. - [Governance by The People, Tribal Council, and Council of Elders.]
Section 2. - [Membership in Councils.]
Section 3. - [Meetings of Tribal Council.]
Section 4. - [Election of Officers of Tribal Council.]
Section 5. - [Meetings of Council of Elders.]
Section 6. - [Election of Officers of Council of Elders.]
Section 7. - [Compensation of Council Members.]
Section 8. - [Bond of Council Members.]

ARTICLE V. - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. - [Enrollment Date; Lineage.]
Section 2. - [Deprivation of Membership.]
Section 3. - [Persons Listed on Other Tribal Rolls Not Entitled to Membership.]
Section 4. - [Fraud Deemed Grounds for Cancelling Membership.]

ARTICLE VI. - ELECTIONS
Section 1. - [Qualifications for Position on Tribal Council.]
Section 2. - [Qualifications for Position on Council of Elders.]
Section 3. - [Terms of Office.]

ARTICLE VII. - VOTING
Section 1. - [Minimum Age.]
Section 2. - [One Member, One Vote.]
Section 3. - [Secret Ballot; Proxy Votes Prohibited.]

ARTICLE VIII. - VACANCIES AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
Section 1. - [Vacancy with Less Than Nine Months Remaining on Term.]
Section 2. - [Vacancy with More Than Nine Months Remaining on Term.]
Section 3. - [Removal for Cause.]
Section 4. - [Removal by Recall.]
Section 5. - [General Rules Governing Removal and/or Vacancy Within The Tribal Council.]
Section 6. - [General Rules Governing Removal and/or Vacancy Within The Council of Elders.]

ARTICLE IX. - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL
Section 1. - [Generally.]
Section 2. - [Specific Powers.]
Section 3. - [Powers and Duties of Chair.]
Section 4. - [Powers and Duties of Vice-Chair.]
Section 5. - [Duties of Recording Secretary.]
Section 6. - [Duties of Corresponding Secretary.]
Section 7. - [Duties of Treasurer.]
Section 8. - [Authority to Form Committees.]

ARTICLE X. - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL OF ELDERS
Section 1. - [Judicial Review Powers, Generally.]
Section 2. - [Specific Judicial Review Powers.]
Section 3. - [Powers and Duties of Chair.]
Section 4. - [Powers and Duties of Vice-Chair.]
Section 5. - [Authority to Form Committees.]

ARTICLE XI. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OF TRIBAL MEMBERS
Section 1. - [Restrictions on Law-Making.]
Section 2. - [Status of Future Amendments to Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.]

ARTICLE XII. - RIGHT TO PETITION
Section 1. - Referendum and Initiative.
Section 2. - Constitutional amendments.

ARTICLE XIII. - TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY AMENDMENT
Section 1. - Creation of Gaming Authority.
Section 2. - Creation of Gaming Disputes Court.
Section 3. - Amendments.
Section 4. - Indian Civil Rights Act.

ARTICLE XIV. - NON-IMPAIRMENT OF CONTRACTS

ARTICLE XV. - REPEAL AND SAVINGS CLAUSE
Sec. 1. - [Severability.]

ARTICLE XVI. - ADOPTION
Sec. 1. - [Effective Date.]

ARTICLE XVII. - AMENDMENT

CONSTITUTION COMPARATIVE TABLE


[Table of Contents created by NILL in January 2019, based on the code updated through Supp. No. 34 (November 21, 2018).]