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Nez Perce Tribe Consitution and ByLaws

General Council Officers

Chairman Gary Dorr
Secretary Shirley Allman
Resolutions Committee
Chairman Del Rae Kipp
Vice-Chairman Edion Whiteplume
Secretary Stella Penney
Member Margarita Bulltail
Election Judge
Seat 1 Louis Harris
Seat 2 Mazie Wilson
Seat 3 Melissa King
Housing Board
Seat 1 Richard Arthur (4 year term)
Seat 2 Stacey Kash Kash 94 year term)
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Seat 1 Erik Holt (2 year term)
Seat 2 Casey Mitchell (3 year term)
Seat 3 (alternate) Scherri Greene (1 year term)
Enterprise Board
Seat 1 Keith Kipp (3 year term)
Seat 2 Gwendolyn Carter (3 year term)
Nimiipuu Health Board
Seat 1 Rickey Jones (3 year term)

General Council Chairman – Gary Dorr

General Council Secretary – Shirley Allman

Resolutions Committee Chairman – Del Rae Kipp

Resolutions Committee Vice-Chairman – Edion Whiteplume

Resolution Committee Secretary – Stella Penney

Resolutions Committee Member - Margarita Bulltail

Election Judge – Louis Harris

Election Judge – Mazie Wilson

Election Judge – Melissa King



Nez Perce Tribe FALL General Council
September 24, 25, 26, 2015
, Idaho

House Rules

  1. The General Council meeting will be conducted according to the Robert’s Rules of Order (revised) and in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Nez Perce Tribe. These rules will be used as a guide for facilitating business of the assembly.

  2.  The Agenda and House Rules shall be subject to change from the floor by proper motion and vote by the assembly.

  3. The Chairman shall preside over the General Council meeting. Conversations excluding the Chairman are not permitted.

  4.  Motions and resolutions will be in order during the three-day session. Tribal members shall introduce and submit to the Chairman a written motion and/or resolution. Motions and resolutions shall be presented at a time related to the topic on the agenda.

  5. Motions or Resolutions which require a response from a panel will be as follows: a.) Questions and b.) Response

  6. Questions and responses should be direct and to the point. The Chairman has the right to intervene to maintain integrity of questions and responses. Time allowed will be at the discretion of the Chairman.

  7. The Maker of the Motion or Resolution will have two (2) minutes to introduce the motion and two (2) minutes for rebuttal or to close. Each person in favor of or against the motion will have one (1) minute to speak. A person can speak only once per action and exceptions are at the discretion of the Chairman. After one side exhausts its speakers, the remaining side is allowed only (2) additional speakers.

  8. Personnel matters, i.e. hiring, firing, salary, etc., will not be allowed.

  9. All persons will act in a courteous, respectful and professional manner during the course of the meeting. No outbursts from the audience will be allowed.

  10.  Members have the right to “Appeal the decision of the Chairman” if they feel the Chairman’s decision is not what the majority wants. A simple majority sustains the decision of the Chairman.

  11.  Members have the right to speak. If a member is not asking a question, making a motion or resolution, the Chairman will assume the member is making a speech. Time is valuable so each member will be limited to one such speech per General Council session with a time limit of two (2) minutes. More time may be allowed at the discretion of the Chairman.

  12. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be requested to leave or be escorted off the premises.

  13. The Election Judges will register Nez Perce Tribal members ages 18 and older.

  14. Please turn cell phone off or to silence or vibrate. If you need to answer or make a call, please go out to the hallway or outside.


General Council Spring Meeting Agenda

September 22, 23, 24, 2016
Lapwai Idaho

Agenda:  Thursday, September 22, 2016

7:45 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.    Call Meeting to Order

  • Opening Ceremony/Flag Song
  • Invocation by Tribal Elder

8:45 a.m.    General Council Business

  • House Rules, Agenda, Minutes
  • Resolutions Committee Report

9:30 a.m. General Council Officer's Elections

  • Chairman, Secretary
  • Resolutions Committee (4 positions)
  • Election Judges (3 positions)

10:30 a.m.   NPTEC Chairman & Treasurer's Report

  • Mary Jane Miles, Chairwoman
  • Quitin Ellenwood, Treaserer
  • Merrill Lynch, Auditors

12:00 p.m.    Break for Lunch                                              (Registration remains open)

1:00 p.m.  NPTEC Chairman & Treaserer's Report (cont'd)

  • Comments/Questions/Actions

1:45 p.m.  Executive Reports

  • Private Sector, Executive Director, Rebecca Miles
  • Public Sector, Interim Executive Officer, Thomas Rickman III

3:15 p.m.   Comments/Questions/Actions

4:30 p.m.   Recess for the Day

  • Closing Prayer


Agenda:  Friday, September 23, 2016

7:45 a.m.   Registration Opens 

8:30 a.m.   Call to Order - Opening Prayer, Announcements

9:00 p.m.    Subcommittee/Board/Commission Chairman Reports

  • Natural Resources
  • Land Commission
  • Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Nez Perce Tribe Utility Board

10:00 a.m.    Open Microphone, Comments/Questions/Actions

10:30 a.m.     Federal Partner Reports

  • U.S. National Forest Service
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs

11:30 a.m.    Open Microphone, Comments/Questions/Actions

12:00 p.m.     Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Subcommittee/Boards/Commission Chiarman's Reports

  • Law & Order Subcomittee
  • Law & Justice Executive Officer
  • Gaming Commission
  • TERO Commission   

2:30 p.m.     Open Microphone, Comments, Questions/Actions

3:00 p.m.    Nez Perce Buy Back Program

  • Nez Perce Interitance Act

3:30 p.m.     Open Micrphone, Comments/Questions/Actions

5:00 p.m.    Recess for the Day

  • Closing Prayer

Agenda:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

7:45 a.m.   Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.     Call to Order, Opening Prayer, and Announcements

9:00 a.m.   Subcommitte/Board/Commission Chairman's Reports

  • Human Resources Chairman
  • Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Chairman
  • Senior Advisory Board Chairman
  • NiMiiPuu Health Board Chairman

10:30 a.m.   Open Micrphone, Comments/Questions/Actions

11:00 a.m.   Youth Council

  • Elder's Circle

12:00 p.m.    Recess for Lunch    (Registration Remain Open)

1:00 p.m.    Boards and Commission Elections

  • Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Board (2 seats)
  • Fish & Wildlife Commission (3 seats; 1 - 3 year, 1 - 2 year, 1 - 2 year alternate)
  • Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise Board (2 seats)
  • New Business

4:30 p.m.    Adjourn

  • Benediction; Tribal Elder
  • Retire the Colors

For questions in regards to the AGENDA, please contact: Allen Slickpoo Jr. at or Shirley Allman at

For questions or information regarding the Elections, PLEASE CONTACT any of the following individuals:
Melissa King 208-843-7307 or, Mazie Wilson 208-743-0723 or  or Carolyn Amerman. 



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