Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


~Preamble~

We, the members of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, in order to organize for the common good, to govern ourselves under our own laws and customs, to maintain and foster our tribal culture, to protect our homeland and to conserve and develop its natural resources, and to insure our rights guaranteed by treaty with the Federal Government, do establish and adopt this Constitution for the government, protection and common welfare of the Lac Vieux Desert Band pursuant to the Act of September 8, 1988 (102 Stat. 1577), and the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended. The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is also referred to in the Constitution as the "Lac Vieux Desert Band" and the "Band."