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Constitution - Table of Contents

Our constitution serves as the bedrock of our community, embodying the principles, values, and rights that define who we are as a sovereign nation. Here, you will find a comprehensive resource that outlines the democratic processes, structures, and laws that guide our tribe.

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The Constitution of the United States places treaties as the Supreme Law of the land. The Dakota people of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe are parties to various treaties made with the United States, the rights associated with such treaties are acknowledged. Those treaty rights and the guidance contained in the FSST Constitution and its Preamble provides tribal leadership with the direction and their mission in servicing the needs of their people and strives to regain the traditional, cultural and spiritual values of their heritage and mandates that the sovereignty and well-being of all tribal members be protected at all times.

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FSST Law & Order Code

Vol. 1, Titles 1-3A
Vol. 2, Titles 4-4E

NOTE: There is no Title 4D.

Vol. 3, Titles 5-8A
Vol. 4, Titles 9-12

NOTE: There are two different Title 10s.

Vol. 5, Titles 13-16
Vol. 6, Titles 17-19
Vol. 7, Titles 20-22
Sections 23 and on are not divided into volumes.

Corporate Charter

The Corporate Charter of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe was chartered on June 18th, 1934, recognizing the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe as an Indian tribe organized under a Constitution and By-laws ratified by the tribe on April 4, 1936, and approved by the Secretary of the Interior on April 24, 1936, pursuant to section 16 of the act June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended by the act of June 15, 1935; (49 Stat. 378); and

Whereas, more that one-third of the adult members of the Tribe have petitioned that Charter of incorporation be granted to such Tribe, subject to ratification by a vote of the adult Indians living on the Reservation;

The Corporate Charter of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe was issued on October 24, 1936, by acting Secretary of the Interior to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of the Flandreau Reservation was duly submitted for ratification to the adult Indians living on the reservation and was on October 31, 1936, duly ratified by a vote of thirty percent of those entitled to vote cast their ballots.

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Public Safety Commission

The Public Safety Commission Policies and Procedures adopted February 9th, 2010 between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the City of Flandreau its purpose to establish guidelines for the receipt and processing of allegations of sworn police employee misconduct in compliance with agreement between City of Flandreau and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.