Northern Arapaho Tribe

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes: Terms of Office Excerpt

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ARTICLE VI - LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Section 3. Terms. District Legislator's shall serve four year staggered terms of office. A Legislator shall be eligible to serve three consecutive terms under this Constitution. Upon the completion of the third consecutive term, the Legislator shall not be eligible to serve on the Legislature until a period of two years has elapsed. A partial term shall be considered a term.

 

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. 2007. "Constitution of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes." Concho, OK.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes: Legislative Functions Excerpt

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ARTICLE VI - LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Section 1. Composition. The Legislative Branch shall be comprised of one Legislature. The Legislature shall consist of four Cheyenne Districts and four Arapaho Districts. Each Cheyenne District shall have one Cheyenne Legislator and each Arapaho District shall have one Arapaho Legislator, for a total of eight District Legislators. The Legislature shall select a Speaker from among its members.

Section 5. Powers. (a) Legislative power shall be vested in the Legislature. The Legislature shall have the power to make laws and resolutions in accordance with the Constitution which are necessary and proper for the good of the Tribes. All actions by the Legislature shall be embodied in a written law or resolution. All actions by the Legislature shall be made by a majority vote of the Legislators present unless otherwise specifically indicated by this Constitution. Tie votes in the Legislature shall be decided by the Governor. Laws and resolutions which have been enacted shall remain valid until amended or repealed. 

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. 2007. "Constitution of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes." Concho, OK.

Empowering Parents Brings Community Change in Wind River

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If you are a parent who has ever thought, “What can I do?” or “I am just a parent,” Clarisse Harris, Northern Paiute, has a program that might interest you. On the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the Parent Leadership Training Institute is arming parents with the tools to bring changes within the schools and communities...

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Rose, Christina. "Empowering Parents Brings Community Change in Wind River." Indian Country Today. January 27, 2014. Article. (https://ictnews.org/archive/empowering-parents-brings-community-change-in-wind-river, accessed April 11, 2023)

Crime-Reduction Best Practices Handbook: Making Indian Communities Safe

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In 2009, the Secretary of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs established a High Priority Performance Goal (HPPG) to reduce violent crime by a combined 5% within 24 months on targeted tribal reservations. The selected reservations were Rocky Boy’s (Montana), Mescalero (New Mexico), Wind River (Wyoming), and Standing Rock (North and South Dakota). By the end of 2011, the strategies implemented and practiced by the law enforcement agencies operating on these reservations resulted in a combined reduction of violent crimes by 35%. This handbook is a compilation of the strategies that were instrumental in achieving and surpassing the goal...

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Office of Justice Services. "Crime-Reduction Best Practices Handbook: Making Indian Communities Safe." Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington, DC. 2012. Paper. (http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xojs/documents/text/idc-018678.pdf, accessed September 11, 2013)