Statement on BIA Election Registration Packet
 
Tribal Council authorized the calling of a BIA Constitutional Amendment Election by Tribal Council Resolution No. 128-18.  The only authorized change for this BIA election is that approved by this Tribal Council Resolution which requests that the following be added to qualifications for membership under a new subsection (d):
 
(d)  who have siblings, by the same tribal parent(s), enrolled in the tribe in accordance with the membership requirements under this Constitution prior to September 14, 1999, and who meet the membership requirements under this Constitution prior to September 14, 1999.
 
It has come to our attention that the BIA election registration packets include an error on the Proposed Amendment document showing side-by-side comparison of current and proposed language related to a possible change in the definition of Grand Ronde Blood.    This was an error.   The Tribal Council authorized change for this BIA election does NOT amend the definition of Grand Ronde Blood.  The Official BIA Election Ballot packets will contain the correct amendment language to be voted on.
 
For your reference Tribal Council Resolution No. 128-18 can be found online at http://www.grandronde.org/about/archives/.
 
If you have any questions please contact Sr. Staff Attorney, Deneen Aubertin Keller at 503-879-2326.
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