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Seminole voters approve changes

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JULY 7, 2000

Seminole Nation voters last weekend approved all nine proposed resolutions placed before them, instituting wide changes in tribal goverment.

Voters, by a simple majority, approved:
  • The establishment of a court system
  • Tax-collection by the tribe, and in a separate proposal, excluding private, individually owned Seminole Indian businesses on restricted and trust land
  • Changing the 1886 treaty boundary
  • Term limits for chief and assistant chief
  • Allowing member initiated referendums
  • Requirement of a 1/8th blood quantum for membership, and in a separate proposal, the wording of membership status
  • Allowing the council to change the Judgment Fund Plan

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Seminoles OK government changes (The Daily Oklahoman 7/7)