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Resolution Number TMBC616-08-23 of the Duly Elected and Certified Governing Body of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

WHEREAS, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, hereinafter referred to as the Tribe, is an unincorporated Band of Indians acting under a revised Constitution and bylaws approved by the Secretary of the Interior on June 16, 1959, and amendments thereto approved; and

WHEREAS, Article IX (a) Section 1 of the Turtle Mountain Constitution and Bylaws empowers the Tribal Council with the authority to represent the Band and to negotiate with the Federal, State and local governments and with private persons; and

WHEREAS, Article IX (a) Section 1 of the Turtle Mountain Constitution and Bylaws requires a 30-day comment period to the adoption of any ordinances or amendments to the Tribal Code, whether proposed by resolution or otherwise. Adoption must occur through a roll call vote of the Tribal Council at a publicly held meeting; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to amend Title 25 of the Tribal Gaming Code to comply with the Tribal procedures for board appointments; and

WHEREAS, the Tribe placed the proposed amendments out for a thirty (30) day comment period to amend Title 25, Section 25.0101 Gaming Commission established (b) as follows; striking three and replacing two; (c) to read: The remaining members presenting each of the 4 voting districts to a two-year term ending in December of each even numbered year end;(d)striking three and replacing it with two and no comments were received; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED to approve the proposed amendments to Title 25, Section 25.0101 of the Gaming Code as noticed and will codify Title 25 of the Tribal Code accordingly.


I, the undersigned Tribal Secretary of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, do hereby certify that the Tribal Council is composed of nine (9) members of whom seven (7) constituting a quorum were present at a meeting duly called, convened and held on the 24th day of August, 2023 that the foregoing resolution was adopted by an affirmative vote of six (6) in favor – Representatives Elmer Davis Jr., Ron Trottier Sr., Craig Lunday, Kenneth Malaterre, Jon Jon Keplin and Chad Counts; two (2) absent-Representatives Lynn Gourneau and Blaine "Slugger" Davis; none (0) opposed; with the Tribal Chairman not voting.


Jolean A. Morin, Tribal Secretary

( ) SIGNED INTO LAW/Dated this____day of _____________, 2023

( ) VETOED/Dated this_____day of ______________, 2023


Jamie Azure, Tribal Chairman

Law Information


  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Res. No. 616-08-23 (PDF)


August 25, 2023


August 24, 2023