By Gale Courey -Toensing November 1, 2012, Indian Country Today
The vote took place at a Constitution Convention during NCAI’s 69th Annual Convention October 22-26 held this year in Sacramento. Nine amendments were proposed to the organization’s Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules. The membership accepted eight amendments and rejected one. The most controversial was a proposal to limit NCAI tribal membership to federally recognized tribes and exclude state recognized tribes from voting membership.
The media were excluded from the Constitutional Convention, which took place Thursday, October 25.
I am so proud of this decision and NCAI!!! This is tribal sovereignty in action! Lara
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