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File #: 22-047    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-028-22
Title: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSLY AGREEING TO CHOICE OF LAW AND BINDING ARBRITRATION AND AUTHORIZING A LIMITED WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY OF THE CHEROKEE NATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF RANK ONE SPORTS WEBSITE
Sponsors: Dora Patzkowski, Mike Shambaugh, Victoria Vazquez, Candessa Tehee, Shawn Crittenden
Indexes: Boards and Commissions, Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
Code sections: N/A - Not Applicable
Attachments: 1. R-28-22.PDF
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A RESOLUTION EXPRESSLY AGREEING TO CHOICE OF LAW AND BINDING ARBRITRATION AND AUTHORIZING A LIMITED WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY OF THE CHEROKEE NATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF RANK ONE SPORTS WEBSITE
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WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation ("Nation") since time immemorial has exercised the sovereign rights of self-government on behalf of the Cherokee people;
WHEREAS, the Nation is a federally recognized Indian Nation with a historic and continual government to government relationship with the United States of America;
WHEREAS, the Nation enjoys sovereign immunity from suit under federal and state law;
WHEREAS, the Nation has inherent sovereign power by virtue of its constitution and tribal law to enter into contractual agreements and execute such waivers necessary for such agreements;
WHEREAS, waivers of sovereign immunity must be approved by the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council;
WHEREAS, Sequoyah High School is Bureau of Indian Education ("BIE") school operated through an agreement with the Cherokee Nation;

WHEREAS, All Players Network, Inc. owns and operates Rank One Sport (www.rankonesport.com), a website for schools, parents and students to confidentially transmit forms required by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association ("OSSAA");
WHEREAS, Sequoyah High School wishes utilize the website for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year and through the 2022-2023 school year;
WHEREAS, Sequoyah High School has negotiated an Agreement and Terms of Use with Rank One Sport which includes provisions for choice of law, binding arbitration and a limited waiver of sovereign immunity;
WHEREAS, the Principal Chief and/or his designee have determined that it is necessary for Sequoyah High School to enter into this Agreement and Terms of Use in order for it to comply with OSSAA requirements;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION that the Principal Chief and/or his designee are hereby authorized and directed to execute all documents or transactions...

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