17 Jun Election Board – Constitutional Interpretation – Nepotism
As we approach the General Election on June 28, 2021, it has been brought to the Election Board’s attention that there are two candidates running for office who fall under the “immediate family” classification as defined by the Constitution in Article III E.
Pursuant to Article XII I. Nepotism, the Constitution bans immediate family members (“more than one”) from serving on the Tribal Council or as Chairperson or as Vice-Chairperson at the same time. The language is very clear and does not support any other interpretation than the literal one: No two or more family members may serve any of these offices simultaneously.
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