The TEC hearing has been scheduled for December 9 at 11am and will be held at the Shooting Star Casino Convention Center.
Regardless of the historic vote that took place on November 19, 2013, the new Constitution of the White Earth Nation has NOT been implemented. At this time implementation has been compltely halted as a result of action taken August 3, 2015 by the White Earth Tribal Council (see our blog to the left).
The governance of White Earth remains under the umbrella of the Revised Constitution of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) and the Revised By-Laws (Ordinance #1-65) of the White Earth Tribal Council.
A transition team was formed in August, 2014 with the intention of preparing the plans for an orderly transition of the government; however, as a result of the opposition on the Tribal Council, the team was not able to proceed as planned. Meetings were held through July, 2015, all meeting minutes are available on the website here.
November 19, 2013 - Referendum Vote was held
June 10, 2014 - A new quorum is elected to the White Earth Tribal Council as a result of the General Election. Tara Mason is elected Secretary/Treasurer, Steven "Punky" Clark District I Representative and Kathy Goodwin District II Representative. They are sworn into office on July 16, 2014.
November 24, 2013 - The three new Council Members vote to censor the Anishinaabeg Today and prohibit
any articles on the Constitutional Reform efforts.
August 3, 2014 - The same three Council Members vote to return the Bush Foundation grant funds that are unspent and ultimately halt the Constitutional Reform efforts.
PETITION STARTED TO HONOR THE VOTE
An online petition has been started to encourage anyone with an interest in the new Constitution of the White Earth Nation (CWEN) to voice their opinions to the White Earth Tribal Council. Although the Council has NOT taken official action to halt the Constitutional Reform, they have stalled the implementation and censored the Tribal newspaper on reporting the happenings. White Earth Tribal Members have the right to know what is going on, we encourage you to let our elected officials know what you think on this matter here: