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Chairperson - George Gholson - Pahrump NV - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   760-258-5620

Vice-Chair - White Dove Kennedy - Bishop CA - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   760-258-5918

Secretary / Treasurer - Ellie Jackson - Bishop CA - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   760-258-7868

Council Member - Dora Jones - Dyer NV - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   760-258-5551

Council Member - Earl Frank III - Bishop CA - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   760-258-5919

Tribal Administrator - Mervin Hess - Bishop CA - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  760-937-8299

 

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Duties of Tribal Council

 

           Section 1.

a.         The Chairperson shall have the following duties:

            1.         To preside at all meetings of the Tribal and General Councils;

            2.         To vote at Tribal and General Council meetings only when it is necessary to break a tie vote;

            3.         Subject to the approval of the Tribal Council, to appoint all non-elected officials and employees of the Tribal government and direct them in their work, subject only to applicable restrictions embodied in this document or in enactments of the Tribal Council establishing personnel policies or government personnel management;

            4.         Subject to the approval of the Tribal Council, to establish such boards, committees, or sub-committees as the business of the Tribal Council may require and to serve as an ex-officio member of all such committees and boards;

            5.         Subject to the approval of all contracts by the Tribal Council, to serve as a contracting officer or agent for the Tribe including the authority to retain legal counsel;

            6.         Subject to such regulations and procedures as may be prescribed by statute enacted by the Tribal Council and subject to approval by the Tribal Council, to grant pardons or restore Tribal members to eligibility for elective office in the Tribal government;

            7.         Subject to the approval of the Tribal Council, to appoint tribal law enforcement officials as are from time to time required to assure the administration and enforcement of tribal laws;

            8.         The Chairperson shall hold no other Tribal office or engage in private remunerative employment which may pose a conflict of interest with the Tribe’s enterprises or business activities during his or her term of office;

            9.         To prepare and cause to be published at least five (5) days before the meetings an agenda for each General Council meeting.  The agenda shall include, but not be limited to:

            a)        A report by the Tribal Secretary/Treasurer on the finances of the Tribal government during the quarter immediately preceding the meeting; and,

            b)        A list of all the laws enacted by the Tribal Council during the quarter immediately preceding the meeting, with a short summary explaining each law.  During the meeting the Tribal Council Chairperson will ensure that this agenda, including the financial report, will be available for inspection by any member of the General Council upon request.  All items on the agenda will be considered by the General Council before considering new matters from the floor.

            Section 2.

            The Vice-Chairperson shall, in the absence of the Chairperson, perform all duties and assume all the responsibilities vested in the Chairperson.  The Vice-Chairperson shall, upon the request of the Chairperson, assist in carrying out the duties of the Chairperson.  The Vice-Chairperson shall perform such other duties as the Chairperson may direct.

Section 3.

a.         The Secretary/Treasurer shall call the roll, handle all official correspondence of the Tribal Council, keep the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Tribal and General Councils, and certify to the Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Central California Agency, the duly elected officers of the Tribal Council within fifteen (15) days from the date of any election;

b.         Accept, keep and safeguard all funds under the exclusive control of the Tribe by depositing them in a bank insured by an agency of the federal government or in a Tribal trust account with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as directed by the Tribal Council, and shall keep or cause to be kept an accurate record of such funds and shall report on all receipts and expenditures and the amount and nature of all funds in his or her custody to the Tribal and General Councils at regular meetings and at such other times as requested by either Council.  The Secretary/Treasurer shall not pay or otherwise disburse any funds in the custody of the Tribal Council except when properly authorized to do so by the Tribal Council;

c.          At such times as the Tribal Council or General Council may direct, have the books and records of the Tribe audited by a competent independent auditor employed by the Tribal Council.

d.         Be present at all meetings of the Tribal and General Councils unless prevented by illness or circumstances beyond his or her control;

e.         Required to give a surety bond satisfactory to the Tribal Council if the Tribal Council so desires;

f.          Insure compliance with Tribal procedures for the execution and approval of checks and vouchers drawn on Tribal funds; and

g.         In the absence of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, with the approval of the Tribal Council, the Secretary/Treasurer shall carry out the duties of the Chairperson.

            Section 4.

         The Tribal Council may require all responsible tribal officials and employees to be bonded, the person responsible for the cost of such bonding to be determined by the Tribal Council.

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