Pawnee Nation Governing Documents Committee

Committee Members:

Cynthia Butler, Chair                                      Joseph Reed, Member

Walter EchoHawk, Co-Chair                         Denise Miller, Member

Lisa Gover, Member                                        Vacant, Member

Victoria LeftHand, Member                          Vacant, Member

 

Contact information:

Email: cb0081@pawneenation.org or govdocs@pawneenation.org

Staff Support: Skye Goodfox, sg1163@pawneenation.org, 918-762-3621 ext. 114

 

Purpose: The purpose of the Committee is to support the development and review of by-laws, ordinances, acts, statutes, and other governing documents which serve in the growth and development of the Pawnee Nation.

 

Committee Governing Documents: Pawnee Nation Administrative Procedures Act, PN Governing Documents Committee Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

 

Committee Quarterly Reports: 

2021 First Quarter                    2021 Second Quarter

2021 Third Quarter                  2021 Fourth Quarter

 

Committee Scholarship Opportunity:

PN Political Science and Government Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: August 1st

Award Date: August

 

Committee Work (approved or in progress):

CONVENTION RESOURCES:
  1. Constitution of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
  2. Tribal Constitution Handbook
  3. 1937 Constitution and Bylaw
  4. 1998 Constitution
  5. Corporate Charter of 1938
  6. 25 U.S. Code Chapter 15 - Constitutional Rights of Indians
  7. Public Law 113–4 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  8. Public Law 95-608 Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
  9. Public Law 93-638 Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act
  10. Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act (OIWA) Title 25 Ch 45A PDF or Cornell Law School Link
  11. PN AG Opinion 2020-07 - Exercise of Executive Power
  12. PN AG Opinion 2020-08 - Powers of the Chiefs Council
  13. Oklahoma State University Libraries TRIBAL TREATIES DATABASE
  14. 1818 Treaty
  15. 1825 Treaty
  16. 1833 Treaty
  17. 1857 Treaty
More information will be posted on this site as the Convention moves forward.

 

DOCUMENT REVISIONS: (Governing documents sent for PBC approval)

 

COMMENT PERIOD:  (We will post here the documents for the comment period)

PN Museum Board By-Laws - SUGGESTED REVISIONS The Comment period will run for 30 days.  Updates will added soon.

 

 

Meetings:  The Governing Documents Committee meetings are scheduled for every Monday at 6 pm.  We hold our meeting virtually through the Microsoft Teams App.  Meeting agendas, minutes and videos will be posted below.

DateTimePawnee Nation Governing Documents MeetingAgendaMinutes
01/04/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
01/11/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
02/01/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
02/22/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
03/01/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
03/08/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
03/15/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
03/22/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
04/5/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
04/12/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
04/26/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
05/17/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
05/24/20215:30 pmPN Governing Documents Meeting
06/01/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
06/14/20215:30 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
06/28/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
07/26/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
08/09/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
08/16/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
08/30/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
09/13/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
09/20/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
09/27/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
10/04/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
10/25/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
11/01/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meetinghttps://pawneenation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/PN-Governing-Documents-Committee-Agenda-12-13-2021.pdf
11/29/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
12/06/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting
12/13/20216:00 PMPN Governing Documents Meeting