Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association
Resolution No. 4-2-20-15 RESOLUTION OF THE GREAT PLAINS TRIBAL CHAIRMAN’S ASSOCIATION

Endorsement and Nomination of Wizipan Garriott to the Tribal Tax Advisory Committee, Department of Treasury.

 

WHEREAS, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) is composed of the 16 elected Chairs and Presidents or their duly appointed representatives of the sovereign Indian Tribes and Nations recognized by Treaties entered into with the United States that are within the Great Plains Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association was formed to

promote the common interests of the Great Plains sovereign Indian Tribes and their members in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska; and

 

WHEREAS, The United States has obligated itself both through Treaties

entered into with the sovereign Tribes and Nations of the Great Plains Region and through its own federal statutes, Laws, the Constitution, international law and well-articulated policies; the United States has pledged to protect Indian Tribes; guarantee the right of Tribal self-government, protection, and safety, and to promote the viability of Indian reservations and lands as permanent homelands for Indian Tribes, and

 

WHEREAS, There are many challenges facing the Tribes in the United States of America, among them protection of Indian Sovereignty, Taxation, meaningful Consultation and Education on the Rights and Government to Government Relationship of the US Government and Federally Recognized Indian Nations; and

 

WHEREAS, The Tribal Leaders worked with Members of Congress for the passage of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014, which was signed into law Sept. 2014, and

 

WHEREAS,  The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 calls for the Department of Treasury to establish a Tribal Tax Advisory Committee, and

 

WHEREAS, all of the 16 elected Tribal Leaders of the Great Plains took official action to respectfully nominate Mr. Wizipan Garriott to the Department of Treasury Tribal Tax Advisory Committee, and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Wizipan Garriott is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and highly qualified in all areas of leadership and management and is an Attorney who has served within the Department of Interior and is currently working for his Tribe as the CEO of REDCO,the Tribes economic development corporation, and

 

 WHEREAS, Wizipan manages 10 subsidiary enterprises employing more than

30 people, been involved in numerous government to government negotiations,

taxation matters, jurisdictional and natural resources matters and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, after careful consideration, the GPTCA wholeheartedly supports, endorses and herein nominates Wizipan Garriott to the Tribal Advisory Committee, Department of Treasury, and

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the GPTCA herein urges all Tribal Nations to join the elected Tribal Leaders of the Great Plains in this nomination and make note of the qualities his leadership will bring to the Department of Treasury.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this resolution shall be the policy of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association until otherwise amended or rescinded or until the goal of this Resolution has been accomplished.

 

Resolution No. 4-2-20-15

 

CERTIFICATION

 

This resolution was enacted at a duly called meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association held at Rosebud, South Dakota on February 20, 2015 at which a quorum was present, with 8 members voting in favor, 0 members not abstaining, and 8 members not present.

 

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