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File #: 16-050    Version: 1 Name: N/A
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/31/2016 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 4/11/2016 Final action: 4/18/2016
Enactment date: 4/11/2016 Enactment #: R-036-16
Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEGAL AID SERVICES OF OKLAHOMA, INC., TO PURSUE AMERICORPS FUNDING ON BEHALF OF CHEROKEE NATION TO DEVELOP A MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CHEROKEE NATION
Sponsors: Victoria Vazquez
Indexes: Funding, Health
Code sections: N/A - Not Applicable
Attachments: 1. R-36-16.PDF
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A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEGAL AID SERVICES OF OKLAHOMA, INC., TO PURSUE AMERICORPS FUNDING ON BEHALF OF CHEROKEE NATION TO DEVELOP A MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CHEROKEE NATION
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WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation since time immemorial has exercised the sovereign rights of self-government in behalf of the Cherokee people;

WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation is a federally recognized Indian Nation with a historic and continual government to government relationship with the United States of America;

WHEREAS, a goal of the Cherokee Nation is to address all the health needs, promoting the health and welfare of its citizens;

WHEREAS, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (“LASO”) is a legal aid organization with offices located within the Cherokee Nation, and it provides qualifying individuals with free legal services.

WHEREAS, LASO seeks to operate a medical-legal partnership with Cherokee Nation that will serve hundreds of low-income patients per year, including but not limited to people with disabilities and elders.

WHEREAS, The terms and conditions of the partnership between Cherokee Nation and LASO will be subject to a Memorandum of Understanding.

WHEREAS, Cherokee Nation recognizes that collaborative partnerships between legal services programs and healthcare institutions can provide low-income patients with means to address critical health-impacting legal needs.

WHEREAS, LASO seeks to submit an application on behalf of the Cherokee Nation to the Corporation for National and Community Services for an AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Program Grant in an effort to establish medical-legal partnership efforts and implement those efforts within the Cherokee Nation.

WHEREAS, LASO must be identified as a “tribal organization” and must be authorized to act on behalf of and include the tribe in a CNCS grant application for the purpose of conducting the activities and providing the services described in the application.

WHEREAS, both LASO and Cherokee Nation have dem...

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