Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Fort Sill Apache Tribe

20885 Frontage Rd , Deming, NM
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The supreme governing body of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is the General Council which consists of all members of the Tribe eighteen years of age or older.

The General Council acts through elections, which are cast via absentee ballot. Elections may be proposed by resolution through a majority vote at a General Council meeting, a petition signed by ten percent (10%) of the Fort Sill Apache General Council, or by action of the Business Committee or the Tribal Chairman.

The General Council votes annually to approve the tribal operations budget and to elect members of the Business Committee. The General Council meets as needed and on the first Saturday of October, which coincides with Business Committee elections.

The Business Committee consists of six members, a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary—Treasurer and three (3) additional Committeemen. Members of the Business Committee hold office for two (2) years and its officers also act as officers of the General Council.

The Business Committee oversees the tribal membership application process and maintains the tribal rolls, prepares and manages the tribal operations budget and supervises tribal government programs. Additionally the Business Committee appoints members of boards that are responsible for various aspects of the tribe’s operations, and when applicable approves the boards budgets