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Educational Meeting Regarding Constitutional Reform/Convention RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 9th due to the FIRES

What:      Educational Meeting regarding Constitutional Reform/Convention
When:     Wednesday, September 9th
Where:    Pineewaus Gym, Lapwai
Why:       Resolution NPGC S15-01

Two Sessions will be held. First session starts at 3:30pm. Second session starts at 6:00pm.

Again no actions will be taken this is an Informational meeting ONLY. For questions or comments regarding this email please contact any of the following individuals: Allen Slickpoo Jr. at, Samuel Penney at, Shirley Allman at or Melissa King at


Nez Perce Tribe
Fall 2015
General Council Meeting
September 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Wa-A-Yas Community Center
Kamiah, Idaho

In accordance with the Nez Perce Tribe's Revised Constitution and Bylaws, the Tribal General Council shall be held the last, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of September to conduct the business of the General Council provided a quorum of fity (50) enrolled members are present.  The meeting is conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order and House Rules as approved by the General Council membership.


Temporary Job Announcement                                                     

The Nez Perce Tribe General Council is currently seeking dependable, hardworking Tellers/Sergeant-At-Arms to assist with 2015 Fall General Council in Kamiah, Idaho.  Applicants must be an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe and age eighteen (18) years or older. College students and/or unemployed individuals preferred.  You must be able to commit for the entire Fall General Council September 24-26. For questions or inquiries, please contact Melissa King at 208-843-7307 or via email at

The deadline for applications is Wednesday September 16, 2015 by 4:30 p.m. Applications are available on the NPT General Council website (, the three Tribal community centers and Human Resources Office. 

Please submit all applications and a copy of two types of identification to Melissa King via:
      1) email at 
      2) U.S. Postal Service: Attn: General Council Tellers/Sgt. Arms OR General Council (Attn: Election Judges), P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, Idaho 83540
      3) or fax to 208.843.7309.



General Council Officers

General Council Chairman – Allen Slickpoo Jr.

General Council Secretary – Shirley Allman

Resolutions Committee Chairman – Julia Davis-Wheeler

Resolutions Committee Vice Chairman – Mary Tall Bull

Resolution Committee Secretary – Carla Domebo

Resolutions Committee Member - Abraham Broncheau

Election Judge – Melissa Guzman

Election Judge – Mazie Wilson

Election Judge – Melissa King

For further information regarding General Council please contact any of the General Council Officers:
Mazie Wilson - 208-791-9176
Melissa J. King - 208-843-7307
Melissa Guzman - 208-843-7332



Nez Perce Tribe FALL General Council
September 25, 26, 27, 2014
Lapwai, 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

May 07-19, 2015
Kamiah Idaho

Agenda:  Thursday, May 07, 2015

7:45 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.    Call Meeting to Order

  • Post Colors/Flag Song, Wapqaqaan
  • Invocation by Tribal Elder
  • Memorial Recognition - Wilfred A. Scott

9:30 a.m.    General Council Business

  • House Rules
  •  Agenda
  • Minutes

10:00 a.m.    General Council Reports

  • Resolutions Committee

10:15 a.m.   Discussion/New Business

10:30 a.m.   NPTEC Chairman and Treaserer Reports

  • Silas C. Whitman, Chairman
  • McCoy Oatman, Treasurer
  • Moss Adams, Auditors

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

1:00 p.m.   Subcommittee/Boards/Commission Reports

  • Human Resources
  • Nimiipuu Health Board
  • Nez Perce Housing Authority

2:30 p.m.   Executive Reports

  • Private Sector - Executive Director, Rebecca Miles                  
  • Public Sector - Enterprise Executive Officer, Mary Beth Clark

3:30 p.m.   Open Floor/New Business

5:00 p.m.   Recess for the Day -

  • Closing Prayer - Tribal Elder                

Agenda:  Friday, May 08, 2015

7:45 a.m.   Registration Opens 

8:30 a.m.   Call to Order

  • Opening Prayer - Tribal Elder

8:45 p.m.     Federal Partners

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

9:30 a.m.    Open Floor/New Business

11:00 a.m.    Subcommittee/Boards/Commission Reports

  • Budget & Finance
  • Utility Board
  • Enterprise Board

11:45 a.m.     Open Floor/New Business

12:00 p.m.     BREAK FOR LUNCH

1:00 p.m.    Subcommittee/Boards/Commission Reports

  • Natural Resources
  • Land Enterprises
  • Nez Perce Fish & Wildlife Commission
  • Land Enterprise
  • Nez Perce Fish & Wildlife Commission
  • Land Acquisition Committee

2:00 p.m.     Open Floor/New Business

3:00 p.m.    Status Updates

  • SRBA Implementation Team
  • Cobell Settlement

4:00 p.m.     Open Floor/New Business

4:30 p.m.    Recess For The Day

  • Closing Prayer

Agenda:  Saturday, May 09, 2015


  • Polling Stations located at Lapwai, Kamiah and Orofino Centers

8:00 a.m.   Registation Opens

9:00 a.m.     CALL TO ORDER

  • Opening prayer, NPTEC Chaplain
  • Announcements

9:15 a.m.   Subcommittee/Boards/Commission Reports

  • Law & Order
  • Gaming Commission
  • Boxing Commission
  • Utility Board

10:45 a.m.   Open Floor/New Business

12:00 p.m.    RECESS FOR LUNCH                                      (Registration, Polls remains open)

1:00 p.m.    Status Updates

  • Elders Circle
  • Meth Task Force
  • Youth Council

1:30 p.m.      Open Floor/New Business

2:30 p.m.      New Business


15 Minute Break


  • Per Election Ordinance, Section 6-10-15(a) “the tallying of ballots Shall commence upon arrival at the General Council meeting”.

4:30 p.m.    ADJOURN

  • Retire the Colors - Waapqaqaan
  • Benediction - Tribal Elder

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 208-792-1541 or  or Melissa Guzman 208-843-7332 or



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