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ARTICLE V - POWERS OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL

Constitution of The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
ARTICLE V - POWERS OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL
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The Tribal Council shall have all powers vested in the Tribe through its inherent sovereignty or federal law.  It shall execute these powers in accordance with established customs of the Tribe and subject to the express limitations contained in this constitution or other applicable laws.  These powers include but are not limited to the following:

(a) To represent the Tribe and act in all matters that concern the welfare of the Tribe, and to make decisions not inconsistent with or contrary to this constitution;

(b) To negotiate and enter into contracts with the federal, state, local and tribal governments, and with individuals, associations, corporations, enterprises or organizations;

(c) To purchase or accept any land or property for the Tribe;

(d) To enact laws regulating the use, disposition and inheritance of all property within the territory of the Tribe;

(e) To prevent or veto the sale, disposition, lease or encumbrance of tribal lands, interests in land, tribal funds or other tribal assets;

(f) To employ legal counsel in accordance with applicable federal laws;

(g) To enact laws regulating the domestic relations of persons within the jurisdiction of the Tribe;

(h) To enact a law and order code governing the conduct of persons within the jurisdiction of the Tribe in accordance with applicable laws;

(i) To provide for the removal or exclusion of any non-member of the Tribe whose presence may be injurious to members of the Tribe, and to prescribe conditions upon which non-members may remain within the territory of the Tribe;

(j) To levy and collect taxes, duties, fees and assessments;

(k) To appropriate and regulate the use of tribal funds in accordance with an annual budget approved by the Tribal Council;

(1) To regulate all business activities within the jurisdiction of the Tribe, and to manage all tribal economic affairs and enterprises;

(m) To regulate all matters and to take all actions necessary to preserve and safeguard the health, safety, welfare and political integrity of the Tribe;

(n) To appoint subordinate committees, commissions, boards, tribal officers and employees, and to set their compensation, tenure and duties;

(o) To enact laws, ordinances and resolutions necessary or incidental to the exercise of its legislative powers;

(p) To take any and all actions necessary and proper for the exercise of the foregoing powers and duties, including those powers and duties not enumerated above, and for all other powers and duties now or hereafter delegated to the Tribal Council, or vested in the Tribe by federal law or through its inherent sovereignty.

NOTICE and DISCLAIMER

This online version of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Law & Order Code is maintained by the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe. Pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution No. 2018-21, the Law & Order Code is to be posted and maintained on the Tribe’s website at all times and the Tribal Administration and General Counsel are responsible for posting newly enacted or amended laws to the Tribe’s website within thirty (30) days of their passages into law. If you have any questions regarding the version of the Code posted on this website or need to confirm that it is the most current version, please contact the Tribal Administration or the Tribe’s General Counsel.
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