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Saturday May 6, 2017

Polling Places: Will be OPEN from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center, Lapwai, Idaho
Teweepuu Community Center, Orofino, Idaho
Wa A Yas Community Center, Kamiah, Idaho

Any enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe who is eighteen or over shall be entitled to vote in the General Elections. Eligible Voters may vote at any Polling Place, but will only be allowed to vote once.




Bill Picard

McCoy Oatman

Jacqueline Simpson

Mary Oatman

Gary Dorr

Casey Mitchell

2017 General Election Sample Ballot

Mazie Wilson – 208-791-9176 or
Melissa King – 208-843-7307 or
Louis Harris – 208-790-9399 or 

General Council Officers

Chairman Gary Dorr
Secretary Shirley Allman
Resolutions Committee
Chairman Del Rae Kipp
Vice-Chairman Edion Whiteplume
Secretary Stella Penney
Member Margarita Bulltail
Election Judge
Seat 1 Louis Harris
Seat 2 Mazie Wilson
Seat 3 Melissa King
Housing Board
Seat 1 Richard Arthur (4 year term)
Seat 2 Stacey Kash Kash (4 year term)
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Seat 1 Erik Holt (2 year term)
Seat 2 Casey Mitchell (3 year term)
Seat 3 (alternate) Scherri Greene (1 year term)
Enterprise Board
Seat 1 Keith Kipp (3 year term)
Seat 2 Gwendolyn Carter (3 year term)
Nimiipuu Health Board
Seat 1 Rickey Jones (3 year term)

General Council Chairman – Gary Dorr

General Council Secretary – Shirley Allman

Resolutions Committee Chairman – Del Rae Kipp

Resolutions Committee Vice-Chairman – Edion Whiteplume

Resolution Committee Secretary – Stella Penney

Resolutions Committee Member - Margarita Bulltail

Election Judge – Louis Harris

Election Judge – Mazie Wilson

Election Judge – Melissa King



Nez Perce Tribe FALL General Council
September 24, 25, 26, 2015
, Idaho

House Rules

  1. The General Council meeting will be conducted according to the Robert’s Rules of Order (revised) and in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Nez Perce Tribe. These rules will be used as a guide for facilitating business of the assembly.

  2.  The Agenda and House Rules shall be subject to change from the floor by proper motion and vote by the assembly.

  3. The Chairman shall preside over the General Council meeting. Conversations excluding the Chairman are not permitted.

  4.  Motions and resolutions will be in order during the three-day session. Tribal members shall introduce and submit to the Chairman a written motion and/or resolution. Motions and resolutions shall be presented at a time related to the topic on the agenda.

  5. Motions or Resolutions which require a response from a panel will be as follows: a.) Questions and b.) Response

  6. Questions and responses should be direct and to the point. The Chairman has the right to intervene to maintain integrity of questions and responses. Time allowed will be at the discretion of the Chairman.

  7. The Maker of the Motion or Resolution will have two (2) minutes to introduce the motion and two (2) minutes for rebuttal or to close. Each person in favor of or against the motion will have one (1) minute to speak. A person can speak only once per action and exceptions are at the discretion of the Chairman. After one side exhausts its speakers, the remaining side is allowed only (2) additional speakers.

  8. Personnel matters, i.e. hiring, firing, salary, etc., will not be allowed.

  9. All persons will act in a courteous, respectful and professional manner during the course of the meeting. No outbursts from the audience will be allowed.

  10.  Members have the right to “Appeal the decision of the Chairman” if they feel the Chairman’s decision is not what the majority wants. A simple majority sustains the decision of the Chairman.

  11.  Members have the right to speak. If a member is not asking a question, making a motion or resolution, the Chairman will assume the member is making a speech. Time is valuable so each member will be limited to one such speech per General Council session with a time limit of two (2) minutes. More time may be allowed at the discretion of the Chairman.

  12. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be requested to leave or be escorted off the premises.

  13. The Election Judges will register Nez Perce Tribal members ages 18 and older.

  14. Please turn cell phone off or to silence or vibrate. If you need to answer or make a call, please go out to the hallway or outside.


General Council Spring Meeting Agenda

May 4, 5, 6, 2017
Kamiah, Idaho

Agenda:  Thursday, May 4, 2017

7:45 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.    Call Meeting to Order

  • Opening Ceremony/Flag Song
  • Invocation, Tribal Elder

8:45 a.m.    General Council Business

  • House Rules, Agenda, Minutes
  • Resolutions Committee Report

9:30 a.m.   NPTEC Chairman & Treasurer's Report (30 minutes each report)

  • Mary Jane Miles, Chairman
  • Quincy Ellenwood, Treaserer
  • Merrill Lynch, Auditors

10:45 a.m.    Questions/answer

12:00 p.m.    Break for Lunch                                              (Registration remains open)

1:00 p.m.  Public Sector / Executive Director Report  (25 minutes each report)

  • Rebecca Miles, Private Sector
  • Executive Director, Thomas Rickman III

1:50 p.m.  Questions/Answers

3:00 p.m.  National Forest Service Report   (15 minutes each)

  • Yellowstone Forest Service Report
  • National Park Service Report

3:45 p.m.   Questions/answer

4:15 p.m.   Annoucements

4:30 p.m.   Recess for the Day

  • Closing Prayer


Agenda:  Friday, May 5, 2017

7:45 a.m.   Registration Opens 

8:30 a.m.   Call to Order - Opening Prayer

9:00 p.m.    Bureau of Indian Affairs    (15 minute presentation)

9:45 a.m.    Subcomittee/Boards/Commissions Chairman Reports  (15 minutes each)

  • Senior Advisory Board Chairman
  • Human Resources Chairman
  • NP Tribal Housing Authority Chairman
  • Nimiipuu Heath Board Chairman

10:45 a.m.    Questions/Answers

12:00 p.m.     Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.      Elder's Council/Youth Circle

1:30 p.m.     Questions/Answers

2:00 p.m.    Subcommittee/Boards/Commission Chiarman's Reports

  • Law & Order Subcomittee
  • Law & Justice Executive Officer
  • TERO Commission
  • Gaming Commission   

3:00 p.m.     Questions/Answers

3:45 p.m.    Subcommittee/Board/Commission Chairman Reports

  • Budget & Finance Subcommittee
  • Enterprise Board
  • Boxing Commission

4:30 p.m.    Recess for the Day

  • Closing Prayer

Agenda:  Saturday, May 6, 2016

7:45 a.m.   Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.     Call to Order/Opening Prayer/Announcements

9:00 a.m.   Budget & Finance/Enterprise Board/Boxing Commission continued..

  • Question/Answer

9:45 a.m.   Subcommittee/Board/Commission Chairman Reports

  • Natural Resources Chairman
  • Land Commission Chairman
  • Nez Perce Fish & Wildlife Commission Chairman
  • Nez Perce Tribe Utility Board Chairman

10:45 a.m.    Questions and Answers

12:00 p.m.    Recess for Lunch    (Registration Remain Open)

1:00 p.m.    Nimiipuu Health Executive Director

  • Nez Perce Tribal Housing Executive Director

1:30 p.m.     Questions/Answers

2:30 p.m.     New Business

3:00 p.m.    POLLS CLOSE

4:30 p.m.    Tallying the votes for Nez Perce Tribe General Election for Seats 1, 2, 3 on Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee NPT Election Ordinance, Section 6-10-15

  • Elect NPTEC Officers

7:00 p.m.    Adjourn

  • Benediction - Tribal Elder
  • Retire the colors


For questions in regards to the AGENDA, please contact: Gary Dorr at or Shirley Allman at

For questions or information regarding the Elections, PLEASE CONTACT any of the following individuals:
Melissa King 208-843-7307 or, Mazie Wilson 208-743-0723 or  or Louie Harris 208-790-9399 or



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