The General Council is one of the legislative bodies of the Kaw Nation. It is made up of all enrolled mentally competent tribal citizens over the age of 18. The General Council is required by the Constitution to meet on a quarterly basis and has been meeting at the community building at Washunga. Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When is the next General Council Meeting?
The next General Council Meetings are TBA. Please go to www.kawnation.com for more information as it becomes available. The constitution requires these meetings to be held the second Sunday of each quarter (unless rescheduled.) It is best to check with the office prior to the meeting to make sure it has not been rescheduled.
What constitutes a quorum at the General Council?
A quorum of the General Council shall consist of twenty-five (25) citizens of the Nation.
Can a special meeting of the General Council be called?
Special meetings of the General Council may be held upon the call of the Chair, at his discretion, or at the written request of a majority of the Tribal Council, or of thirty (30) members of the General Council.
What type of Notice is given that a regular General Council Meeting is going to take place?
The time, date, place and purpose of a General Council meeting is mailed to all Kaw Nation Citizens.
How are the meetings conducted?
All meetings shall be conducted using Roberts Rules of Order as a general guide.
What are the powers of the General Council?
General Council powers include: confirming the actions of the Tribal Council on issues involving the sale, mortgage, or lease of tribally owned land, tribal elections (and election law), recall or removal of a tribal official, eminent domain, the appointment of certain judicial officials, and pay increases for constitutional tribal officers.
How long do the General Council Meeting last?
The meetings for the General Council start at 10:00 a.m. and usually run one, to one and a half hours. Once the business part of the meeting is concluded, the tribe provides lunch to those in attendance.
Should you have other questions concerning the General Council, please call our toll-free number 1-866-404-5297 (KAWS) and ask to speak with Tribal Council Secretary Terry Pepper.