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Yurok Tribal Constitution

Amended: 2000

The tribe makes their Constitution available online. The link below will take you to the version of the code available on the tribe's website. Please contact the library if you need assistance.

Constitution (PDF)

Table of Contents

PREAMBLE

ARTICLE I - TERRITORY, JURISDICTION AND AUTHORITY
SECTION 1 - Ancestral Lands
SECTION 2 - Territory
SECTION 3 - Jurisdiction
SECTION 4 - Authority of Tribal Government
SECTION 5 - Tribal Offices

ARTICLE II - Membership
SECTION 1 - Base Membership Roll
SECTION 2 - Yurok Tribal Membership Roll
SECTION 3 - Tribal Membership Based Upon Extraordinary Circumstances
SECTION 4 - Limitations on Membership

ARTICLE III - Election of Yurok Tribal Council
SECTION 1 - Election
SECTION 2 - Council Districts
SECTION 3 - Terms of Office
SECTION 4 - Voter Registration
SECTION 5 - General Qualifications for office
SECTION 6 - Qualifications for Tribal Chairperson and ViceChairperson
SECTION 7 - Qualifications for Council Member Representing A District
SECTION 8 - Primary election
SECTION 9 - Runoff Elections
SECTION 10 - Filling of Vacant Positions

ARTICLE IV - DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE YUROK COUNCIL
SECTION 1 - Tribal Chairperson
SECTION 2 - ViceChairperson
SECTION 3 - Other Tribal Officers
SECTION 4 - Miscellaneous Other Officers
SECTION 5 - Yurok Tribal Council

ARTICLE V - YUROK TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETINGS
SECTION 1 - Frequency
SECTION 2 - Quorum
SECTION 3 - Special Meetings
SECTION 4 - Public Meetings
SECTION 5 - Roll Call Voting
SECTION 6 - Consensus

ARTICLE VI - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
SECTION 1 - Annual Membership Meeting
SECTION 2 - Powers

ARTICLE VII - TRIBAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

ARTICLE VIII - OATH OF OFFICE

ARTICLE IX - BILL OF RIGHTS

ARTICLE X - RECALL OF OFFICIALS
SECTION 1 - Grounds for Recall
SECTION 2 - Recall Election
SECTION 3 - Limits on Recall

ARTICLE XI - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
SECTION 1 - Initiative
SECTION 2 - Referendum

ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENT
SECTION 1 - Amendment Proposed
SECTION 2 - Adoption

ARTICLE XIII - SEVERABILITY CLAUSE

ARTICLE XIV - EFFECTIVE DATE AND INITIAL ELECTION

CERTIFICATION of Constitutional Amendment CA001 - October 11, 2000

RESOLUTION OF THE YUROK TRIBE INTERIM COUNCIL

CERTIFICATION

[Table of Contents created by NILL in January 2015, based on materials available on tribe's website.]


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