Central Council to Hold Constitutional Convention
January 23, 2017
President Peterson appointed Second Vice President (VP) Will Micklin to chair the Constitutional Committee which has been tasked with reviewing the Tribe’s governing documents and proposing amendments to the Tribal Assembly — Central Council’s Constitution was last amended in 2014. "The committee will develop recommendations for the upcoming Tribal Assembly intended to meaningfully improve tribal governance and efficiency in assembly procedures," said VP Micklin.
Adoption of proposed amendments to the Constitution must be approved by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Delegates present at Tribal Assembly, unless the amendments are provided in written form to the Delegates 90 days before the assembly convenes.
The following Delegates have been appointed to serve on the Constitutional Committee and will meet regularly in the coming months to consider and draft proposed amendments:
Will Micklin, Chair (San Francisco)
Tasha Hotch (Anchorage)
James Hart (Haines)
Ken Southerland (Juneau)
Henrich Kadake (Kake)
Marsha Ramirez (Ketchikan)
Yodean Armour (Klawock)
Tate London (Seattle)
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) is a tribal government representing over 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide. Central Council is a sovereign entity and has a government to government relationship with the United States.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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