header-left header-right
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-068    Version: Name: CN STOMP GROUNDS PRESERVATION ACT
Type: Legislative Act Status: Tabled Indefinitely
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: FOR DISCUSSION ONLY - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CHEROKEE NATION STOMP GROUNDS PRESERVATION ACT
Sponsors: Wes Nofire
Indexes: Stomp Grounds
Code sections: Title 31 - Heritage and Culture
Related files: CNCA-31
Title
FOR DISCUSSION ONLY - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CHEROKEE NATION STOMP GROUNDS PRESERVATION ACT
Body
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This act shall be known as the "Cherokee Nation Stomp Grounds Preservation Act" and codified at Title 31, Chapter 5 of the Cherokee Nation Code.

Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this act is to provide for the preservation of Cherokee history and culture through the funding of all existing Cherokee Stomp Grounds and provide a process for the nomination and approval of future Cherokee Nation Stomp Grounds by the Culture Committee and Council of the Cherokee Nation.

Section 3. Legislative History

Article VI, Section 7 of the Cherokee Nation Constitution states that the Council shall have the power to establish laws which it shall deem necessary and proper for the good of the Nation.

LA 10-91, eff. July 13, 1991.
Amended. LA 2-95, eff. April 10, 1995.
Amended. LA 25-05, eff. August 12, 2005.
Amended. LA 01-07, eff. February 25, 2007.
Amended. LA 19-07, eff. June 22, 2007.
Amended. LA 42-12, eff. December 16, 2012.

Section 4. Findings

The Council of the Cherokee Nation finds that:

1. Since its forced removal from the east, Cherokee people have established and maintained within the existing Cherokee Nation Reservation the following sacred, ceremonial stomp grounds (collectively referred to as "Cherokee Stomp Grounds"):
a. Echota Stomp Ground
b. Redbird Stomp Ground
c. Stokes Stomp Ground;

2. These Cherokee Stomp Grounds have helped to preserve Cherokee ceremonies, history and culture;

3. These Cherokee Stomp Grounds are located within the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional boundaries and operate on limited funds; and

4. To guarantee the preservation of these sacred sites and to preserve Cherokee ceremonies, history and culture, these Cherokee Stomp Grounds should have assisted funding by the Cherokee Nation on an annual and reoccurring basis.

Section 5. Substantive Provi...

Click here for full text