DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
HUALAPAI TRIBE OF THE
RATIFIED OCTOBER 22, 1955
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
HUALAPAI TRIBE OF THE HUALAPAI
Whereas, the Hualapai Tribal Council as expressed
in its Resolution No. 18-55 which was adopted on April 4,1955, deems it
desirable to propose certain amendments to the Corporate Charter of the
Hualapai Tribe of the Hualapai Reservation, Arizona, which was issued to
the Tribe by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Oscar L. Chapman on April
24,1943, by virtue of the authority conferred upon him by the act of June
18,1934 (48 Stat. 984), and which was subsequently ratified by the qualified
members of the Tribe on June 5, 1943, by a vote of 87 for, and 10 against,
in an election in which over thirty percent of the tribal members entitled
to vote cast their ballots.
Now, therefore, I, ORME LEWIS, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me by the said act of June18, 1934, supra, and in accordance with Section 8 of the Corporate Charter which was ratified by the Hualapai Tribe on June 5, 1943, do hereby present the following amended Corporate Charter which I have approved for ratification by a majority vote of the adult members living on the Hualapai Reservation at an election in which at least thirty percent of the eligible voters vote. This amended Corporate Charter shall be effective from and after such time as it shall be ratified by the Tribe as herein provided.
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1. In order to further the economic well-being and independence of the Hualapai Tribe and its members by giving to the Tribe certain corporate rights, powers, privileges and exemptions the aforesaid Tribe is hereby chartered as a body politic and corporate of the United States of America, under the corporate name, "Hualapai Tribe."
2. The Hualapai Tribe shall as a Federal corporation have indefinite duration.
3. The Hualapai Tribe shall be a membership corporation consisting of all members now or hereafter recognized as members of the Tribe, as provided for in Article III of the Constitution. No person, except as provided in Article III of the Constitution, shall become a member of the Corporation.
4. The Tribal Council of the Hualapai Tribe, established in accordance with the said Constitution and the laws of the United States or in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Tribe, shall exercise all the corporate powers hereinafter enumerated.
5. The Tribe, subject to any restrictions contained in the Constitution and the laws of the United States or in the Constitution and bylaws of the said Tribe, shall have the following corporate powers in addition to all the powers already conferred or guaranteed by the Tribal Constitution and Bylaws.a. To adopt, use and alter a corporate seal.
6. No property rights of the Hualapai Tribe, as heretofore constituted, shall be in any way impaired by anything contained in this charter, and the tribal ownership of lands, whether assigned or not assigned to the use of any particular individuals, is hereby expressly recognized. The individually-owned property of members of the Tribe shall not be subject to any corporporate debts or liabilities.
7. The Tribe may use all profits of corporate enterprises or income, over and above sums necessary to defray corporate operations and over and above all sums which may be devoted to the establishment of a reserve fund for public purposes of the Tribe, including the construction of public works, the cost of public enterprises, the expense of tribal government, the needs of charity and the making of loans to members of the Tribe, but no general distribution per capita of such profits or income shall be made other than any money that may be recovered on tribal claims against the Government.
8. The Tribe shall maintain accurate and complete accounts of the financial affairs of the Tribe and shall furnish an annual balance sheet and report of the financial affairs of the Tribe through the Tribal Council at a general meeting of the Tribe.
9. This charter shall not be revoked or surrendered except by act of Congress, but amendments may be proposed by resolution of the Tribal Council, which, if approved by the Secretary of the Interior, to be effective, shall be ratified by a majority of the adult members living on the reservation at an election in which at, least thirty percent of the eligible voters vote.
10. This revised charter shall be effective from and after the date of its ratification by a majority vote of the adult members of the Hualapai Tribe, provided at least thirty percent of the eligible voters shall vote, such ratification to be formally certified by the administrative officer in charge of the Hualapai Reservation and the Chairman of the Hualapai Tribal Council.
AMENDED CORPORATE CHARTER OF THE HUALAPAI
TRIBE OF THE HUALAPAI RESERVATION, ARIZONA
The amended Corporate Charter of the Hualapai Tribe is herewith approved and submitted for ratification by the adult members of the Tribe living on the Hualapai Reservation in accordance with Section 8 of the Charter and pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984).
W. BARTON GREENWOOD
Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 23, 1955
CERTIFICATION OF RATIFICATION
Pursuant to Section 17 of the act of June 17, 1934
(48 Stat. 984), the foregoing amended Corporate Charter issued on August
23, 1955, by the Assistant Secretary of the Interior to the Hualapai Tribe
of the State of Arizona, was duly submitted for ratification to the adult
members of the Tribe and was on October 22, 1955; ratified by a vote of
83 for, and 19 against, in an election in which at least 30 percent of
those entitled to vote cast their ballots.
President, Hualapai Tribal Council
Secretary, Hualapai Tribal Council
AUSTIN F. LADD
Administrative Officer in Charge, Hualapai Reservation