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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.