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ARTICLE VIII. TERM OF OFFICE

a) The Chairperson shall be elected on an even numbered year.

b) The Secretary and one (1) council member shall be elected on the following odd numbered year.

c) The Vice Chair and one (1) council member shall be elected on the following even numbered year.

d) The Treasurer and one (1) council member shall be elected on the following odd numbered year.

e) After ratification of Amendment to this Constitution on January 5, 2008, the following order of election is established: 2008, Tribal Chairperson; 2009, the Secretary and one Tribal Council Member; 2010, Vice-Chairman and one Tribal Council Member; 2011, Treasurer and one Tribal Council Member. Prior to the election of 2009, the Tribal Council Members shall draw lots to determine whose terms shall expire first in order to establish the staggered terms office.

Beginning with the first Tribal Council election after the 2007 amendments at which four (4) year terms of office were established, elected officials shall hold office for a four (4) year term, or for such shorter or longer period as necessary to re-establish staggered terms of Tribal Council offices as described above.

Tribal Council offices shall not have term limits.

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