Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma - Constitution

Adopted: 1999 / Enacted: 2006

The tribe's constitution is available at the tribe's constitutional convention website.

PDF of 2003 Constitution

Table of Contents

Article I.  Federal relationship.
Article II.  Territorial jurisdiction.
Article III.  Bill of rights [Sections 1-4].
Article IV. Citizenship [Sections 1-3].
Article V.  Distribution of powers.
Article VI.  Legislative [Sections 1-14].
Article VII.  Executive [Section 1-15].
Article VIII.  Judicial [Section 1-8].
Article IX.  Election [Section 1-3].
Article X.  Fiscal [Sections 1-11].
Article XI.  Removal from office [Sections 1-4].
Article XII.  Employee rights.
Article XIII.  Oath [Sections 1-2].
Article XIV.  Clans.
Article XV.  Initiative, referendum and amendment [Sections 1-9].
Article XVI.  Supercedes constitutions of 1839 and 1976.
Article XVII.  Seat of government.
Article XVIII.  Adoption.