The powers of the government of the Tribe shall be divided into three distinct branches; the General Council, the Tribal Council and the Tribal Judiciary. No branch, group or person charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these branches shall exercise any powers belonging to one of the other branches, except as otherwise specified in this document.
The governing body of the Tribe shall be the General Council. The General Council shall consist of all tribal members sixteen (16) years of age or older. All members of the General Council shall be able to vote at all General council meetings and all tribal elections, referenda, initiatives, recalls and repeals.
In addition to the General Council, there shall be elected from the General Council, a Tribal Council. The Tribal Council shall be composed of five (5) persons elected by the General Council. The Tribal Council shall exercise, concurrently with the General Council, all powers delegated to it by the General Council in Article V of this document and otherwise vested in the Tribal Council by this document.
Any member of the Tribe who is eighteen (18) years old or older shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Tribal Council, provided that not more than one additional immediate family member of any person already serving on the Tribal Council may serve on the Tribal Council. For purposes of this section, "immediate family member" shall mean mother, father, brother, sister, spouse or child.