Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Constitution


Location: North and South Dakota

Population: 16,000 of which 6400 live on the reservation

Date of Constitution: 1959, as amended through 2008

Native Nations

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. 1959. "Constitution of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe." Fort Yates, ND. 

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ARTICLE VII - DISTRICT ORGANIZATION Each district recognized under Article III, Section 2, hereof, may organize local District Councils and elect District officers to consult, make recommendations and advise the Tribal Council, the Superintendent of the Reservation or officer in charge, and the…

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ARTICLE XII: JUDICIARY The judicial power of the Tribe shall be vested in one Supreme Court and one Tribal Court. The Judges of both the Supreme Court and the Tribal Court shall initially be appointed by a two-thirds majority vote of the Tribal Council to serve an initial term of office ending on…

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