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Rosebud Resolution

ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE

RESOLUTION NO.______

WHEREAS, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe organized pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 and pertinent amendments thereof; and,

WHEREAS, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is governed by a tribal council made up of elected representatives who act in accordance with the powers granted to it by its Constitution and By-Laws; and,

WHEREAS, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council is authorized to promulgate and enforce ordinances for the maintenance of law and order, and to safeguard the peace and morals, and general welfare of the tribe, and to adopt resolutions regulating the procedure of the council itself and of other tribal agencies and tribal officials, pursuant to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Constitution and By-Laws, Article IV, Section 1, (k), (m) and (t); and,

WHEREAS, reports of denying poll watchers the right to participate in the election process, due process and civil rights violations, threats and intimidation of voters during the election process, as well as violations of the Voter Rights Act are concerns of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe; and,

WHEREAS, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe does not support and encourage any type of civil and/or criminal behavior by its officials; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe hereby authorizes the Resource Sentinel Organization to participate as Independent Poll Watchers during the 2009 Primary and General elections conducted on the Rosebud Indian Reservation; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe authorizes the Resource Sentinel Organization to assist the tribe in requesting federal monitors during the 2009 Primary and General election conducted on the Rosebud Indian Reservation; and,

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe authorizes the independent poll watchers and federal monitor’s full access to the election process, to include, but not limited to, the RST Election Board meetings, trainings, hearings and executive sessions and the twenty recognized community polling places on election day(s).

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