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CONSTITUTION OF THE YAVAPAI-APACHE NATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

ARTICLE I - JURISDICTION

ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Requirements

Section 2. Adoption

Section 3. Proof of Paternity or Maternity

Section 4. No Dual Enrollment

Section 5. Admission Procedures

ARTICLE III - ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT

ARTICLE IV - THE TRIBAL COUNCIL

Section 1. Legislative Body

Section 2. Terms of Office

Section 3. Selection of Secretary and Treasurer

Section 4. Meetings of the Council

Section 5. Quorum

Section 6. Removal

Section 7. Recall

Section 8. Conflict of Interest

Section 9. Code of Ethics

ARTICLE V - POWERS OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL

ARTICLE VI - THE JUDICIARY

Section 1. The Judiciary

Section 2. Jurisdiction of the Court

Section 3. Power of the Courts

Section 4. Composition of the Court

Section 5. Appointment of Judges

Section 6. Term of Office

Section 7. Court of Appeals

Section 8. Qualification of Judges

Section 9. Compensation

Section 10. Disqualification to Act

Section 11. Removal of Judges

Section 12. Right to Appeal

Section 13. Court Rules

Section 14. Revised Law and Order Code

ARTICLE VII - THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

Section 1. Executives

Section 2. Duties

ARTICLE VIII - ELECTIONS

Section 1. Nominations

Section 2. Election Board

Section 3. Qualifications for Office

Section 4. Primary Elections

Section 5. General Elections

Section 6. Special Elections

Section 7. The First Election

Section 8. Eligible Voters

Section 9. Voter Registration

Section 10. Selection of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson

Section 11. Voting District

Section 12. Secret Ballot

Section 13. Absentee Voting

Section 14. Election Results

Section 15. Tie Votes

Section 16. Oath of Office

Section 17. Challenges to Election Results

Section 18. Vacancies

Section 19. Election Ordinance

ARTICLE IX - BILL OF RIGHTS

ARTICLE X - DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

ARTICLE XI - LAND

Section 1. No Allotments

Section 2. Assignments

ARTICLE XII - MEETINGS OF THE TRIBE

ARTICLE XIII - SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

ARTICLE XIV - REFERENDUM AND INITIATIVE

ARTICLE XV - ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

Section 1. Ordinances

Section 2. Resolutions

Section 3. Form

Section 4. Review

ARTICLE XVI - AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE XVII - SAVINGS CLAUSE

ARTICLE XVIII - SEVERABILITY

ARTICLE XIX - ADOPTION OF CONSTITUTION