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ARTICLE V – POWERS OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL
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Section 1. The tribal council, as established in Article IV hereof, shall be vested with all executive and legislative powers of the tribe, including the power to make and implement laws, and including such powers as may in the future be restored or granted to the tribe by any law of the United States, or other authority. In addition to all powers vested in any Indian tribe or tribal council by existing law, the powers of the tribal council shall include the following rights and powers: to employ legal counsel, the choice of counsel and fixing of fees to be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior; to prevent the sale, disposition, lease, or encumbrances of tribal lands, interests in lands, or other tribal assets without the consent of the tribe; and to negotiate with the Federal, State and local governments.

Section 2. The tribal council may impose an annual assessment upon a constituent band or bands to be paid to the tribal government for the operation of tribal services and programs and the maintenance of tribal lands and improvements; Provided, That an annual assessment shall not exceed an amount equivalent to fifteen percent (15%) of a band’s gross income derived from the use of its lands held in

trust by the United States for such band. Tribal council ordinances enacted pursuant to this section shall not be subject to initiative elections.

Section 3. This constitution and the ordinances of the tribal council shall be the supreme law of the tribe and all persons subject to its jurisdiction. The trial council shall exercise its powers consistent with the limitations imposed by this constitution and Federal law.