Constitution and By-laws of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Amended: July 4, 2010
The tribe makes their constitution available online. The link below will take you to the version of the constitution available on the tribe's website. Please contact the library if you need assistance.
Chitimacha Tribal Constitution (pdf)
Table of Contents
Article I - Name
Article II - Territory
Article III - Membership - Section 1. Section 2. Section 3. Section 4. Enrollment Ordinances.
Article IV - Assignment of Tribal Lands - Section 1. Section 2. Section 3.
Article V - Governing Body - Section 1. Composition. Section 2. Qualifications. Section 3. Forfeiture of Office.
Article VI - Elections - Section 1. Section 2. Entitlement to vote. Section 3. Election Ordinance. Section 4. First Election. Section 5. Terms of Office. Section 6. Vacancies.
Article VII - Powers of the Tribal Council - Section 1. Enumerated Powers.
Article VIII - Referendum
Article IX - Bill of Rights
Article X - Amendments - Section 1. Section 2.
Bylaws of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Article I - Duties of Officers - Section 1. The chairman. Section 2. The vice-chairman. Section 3. secretary-treasurer. Section 4.
Article II - Meetings - Section 1. Meetings of the tribal council. Section 2. General Tribal Meeting. Section 3. Quorum. Section 4. Conduct of Meetings.
Article III - Adoption
Certificate of Results of Election
Certificate of Results of Election - Amendment to Article V
Certificate of Results of Election - Amendment to Article III
Approval - Amendment to Article V
Approval - Amendment to Article III
[Table of Contents created by NILL in February 2017, based on materials available on tribe's website.]