Constitution and By-laws of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington

Table of Contents Updated: March 2015

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Constitution and Bylaws

Table of Contents

Article I. Territory.
Article II. Membership. [Sections 1-2.]
Article III. Governing Body. [Sections 1-4.]
Article IV. Election and Nomination for the Board of Directors. [Sections 1-5.]
Article V. Vacancies and Removal from Office. [Sections 1-2.]
Article VI. Powers of the Board of Directors. 1. Enumerated powers. 2. Manner of review. 3. Future powers. 4. Reserved powers. 5. Manner of review by the general council.
Article VII. Bill of rights. 1. Suffrage. 2. Economic rights. 3. Civil liberties. 4. Rights of accused.
Article VIII. Land. 1. Allotted lands. 2. Tribal lands. 3. Leasing of tribal lands. 4. Grant of "standard" assignments. 5. Tenure of standard assignments. 6. Grant of "exchange" assignments. 7. Leasing of exchange assignments. 8. Inheritance of exchange assignments. 9. Inheritance of improvements. 10. Exchange of assignments. 11. Use of unassigned community land. 12. Purchase of land by tribes. 13. Method of making assignments.
Article IX. Amendments.

Bylaws for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington
Article I. Duties of officers. 1. Chairman of the Board. 2. Vice chairman of the board. 3. Secretary of the board. 4. Treasurer of the board. 5. Appointive officers.
Article II. Qualifications of directors. [Section 1.]
Article III. Certification of election.
Article IV. Installation of directors.
Article V. Time and place of regular meetings and procedure. 1. Meetings. 2. Quorum. 3. Order of business. 4. Ordinances and resolutions. 5. Legislative forms.
Article VI. Central general council. [Section 1.]
Article VII. Adoption.
Certification of Adoption.


[Table of Contents created by NILL in March 2015, based on the constitution amended in 2005.]