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Blue Lake Rancheria Ordinances

Received: 2003

Resolution No. 00-24

ORDINANCE No. 11-2000


[Digitizer's Note: The tribe includes a copy of the Act as it appears at the U.S. Department of Justice website.

No. 00-24

SUBJECT: Adoption of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 as Tribal Ordinance 00 -11.
WHEREAS: the Blue Lake Rancheria is a federally recognized Indian tribe eligible for all rights and privileges afforded to recognized Tribes; and
WHEREAS: the Rancheria Constitution has been approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Indian Affairs on March 22, 1989, and an amendment to the Constitution was approved on February 11, 1994 authorizing full governmental powers to the duly elected Business Council; and
WHEREAS: the Blue Lake Rancheria's Business Council represents the Blue Lake Indian Tribe located in the State of California and has the authority to administer programs designed to meet the needs of American Indians residing on the Blue Lake Rancheria; and
WHEREAS: the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribal Business Council feels that the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 provides excellent guidelines with regards to the treatment and accommodation of individuals with disabilities; and
WHEREAS: the Tribal Business Council understands that statistics show that the number of individuals with is increasing as the population as a whole is growing older; and
WHEREAS: historically, society has tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities, and, despite some improvements, such forms of discrimination against individuals with disabilities continue to be a serious and pervasive social problem; and
WHEREAS: as Native American people, the Tribal Business Council has been on the receiving end of similar discrimination towards Native American people as has been directed at individuals with disabilities, and thus wishes to adopt the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as attached) to ensure that discrimination of such a type is not tolerated within the jurisdiction of the Blue Lake Rancheria of California.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Blue Lake Rancheria Business Council hereby adopts the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 as Tribal Ordinance 00-11 of the Blue Lake Rancheria.

As the Chairperson of the Business Council for the Blue Lake Rancheria, I hereby certify that the Business Council amended this resolution by a vote of 5, for, with 0 against, with abstaining, with 0 absent on this 9th day of July 2000.

Claudia Brundin, Chairperson
__July 9, 2000____
Date of Approval
Melanie Shelanskey, Tribal Secretary
__July 9, 2000____
Date of Approval

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