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This issue of the Fort Berthold Indian Agency News Bulletin, dated August 10, 1956, is devoted to providing information on the tribal election scheduled for September 18 of the same year, in which members will vote on whether to amend the tribal constitution.

This issue contains comment pieces by Fort Berthold Indian Agency Superintendent Robert B. McKee and Tribal Business Council Chairman Martin Cross, as well as copies of letters from Assistant US Secretary of the Interior Wesley D'Ewart to McKee and Cross regarding the decision to allow absentee ballots to be used by nonresident members in this election and a copy of the solicitor's opinion that the use of absentee ballots by nonresident members would be permissible in an election to amend the tribal constitution. The issue also includes the text of the proposed amendment and the text of a tribal resolution to close enrollment in advance of the distribution of per capita payments to enrolled members as authorized by the passage of Senate Bill 2151, which upon passage and signing became public Law 553.

Finally, the issue also includes a memorandum on the practice of issuing credit, and short reports on the New Town Health Center, land operations, and agency schools.

See also: An Act to Provide for the Segregation of Certain Funds of the Fort Berthold Indians on the Basis of Membership Roll Prepared for Such Purpose

Date of Work

8-10-1956

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, per capita payments, per capita allocation, Senate Bill 2151, House Resolution 20221, Public Law 553, Tribal Business Council, Tribal Council, election

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish,

People Referenced

Martin Cross, Wesley A. D'Ewart, Robert B. McKee, Samuel B. Matthews, Leslie Keller, J. Reuel Armstrong, Glenn R. Landbloom, F. F. Fielder, Herbert J. Wilson, E. G. Jackson, Olaf Nelson

Fort Berthold Agency News Bulletin Election Issue, August 10, 1956

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