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File #: 22-046    Version: 1 Name: N/A
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2022 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 6/30/2022 Final action: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: 7/11/2022 Enactment #: R-027-22
Title: A RESOLUTION RATIFYING A TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION SELF-GOVERNANCE COMPACT WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Sponsors: Mike Shambaugh, Candessa Tehee, Mike Dobbins, Rex Jordan, Victoria Vazquez, Dora Patzkowski, Keith Austin
Indexes: Compact, Self-Governance, Transportation
Code sections: N/A - Not Applicable
Attachments: 1. R-27-22001.PDF
Title
A RESOLUTION RATIFYING A TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION SELF-GOVERNANCE COMPACT WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation has, since time immemorial, exercised the sovereign rights of self-government on behalf of the Cherokee People; and
WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation, a federally recognized Indian Nation with its present tribal headquarters south of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, having adopted its most recent constitution on July 26, 2003, and having entered into various treaties with the United States, including but not limited to the Treaty at Hopewell, executed on November 28, 1785 (7 Stat. 18), the Treaty at New Echota, executed on December 29, 1835 (7 Stat. 478), and the Treaty at Washington, D.C., executed on July 19, 1866 (14 Stat. 799), has maintained a continuous government-to-government relationship with the United States since the earliest years of the Union;
WHEREAS, Federal funding of transportation infrastructure, transit, and highway safety programs and services that provide modes of transportation for people, agricultural produce, and other goods and services within and outside of the Cherokee Nation Reservation is consistent with and required by the Federal Government's unique legal relationship with, and resulting responsibility to, the Indian Nations of the United States;
WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation provides comprehensive, integrated, and tribally-administered transportation planning, design, construction, maintenance, transit, and highway safety services within the Cherokee Nation Reservation directly under existing agreements with operating administrations of the United States Department of Transportation;
WHEREAS, Congress enacted the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, Pub. L. 114-94, ? 1121, 23 U.S.C. ? 207, to advance the Federal policy of Tribal self-determination and self-governance at the U.S. Department of Transportation;
WHEREAS, on ...

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