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DRAFT Resolution to Adopt Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority Charter and Reaffirm Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority

DRAFT Resolution to Adopt Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority Charter and Reaffirm Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority

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This draft resolution expected to be vote upon December 15, 2011, Adopts of Charter for the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority and Reaffirms Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority and by such reaffirms support off the Shinnecock Indian Nation for future tribal gaming enterprises.
This draft resolution expected to be vote upon December 15, 2011, Adopts of Charter for the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority and Reaffirms Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority and by such reaffirms support off the Shinnecock Indian Nation for future tribal gaming enterprises.

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation Resolution #-----2011

Adoption of the Charter of the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority and Reaffirmation of the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority
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WHEREAS, we, the members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, a federally-recognized Indian tribe, invoking the divine blessing of the Creator upon our efforts and purposes, in order to preserve for ourselves and our descendants the inherent sovereign rights of our Indian nation and all other rights and benefits to which we are entitled under the laws and Constitution of the United States, to preserve Indian cultural values, and otherwise promote the health, safety and welfare of our Shinnecock Tribal members, do hereby establish and submit the following resolution; and WHEREAS, since time immemorial and continuously to the present the Shinnecock Indian Nation (“Nation”) has been and is a sovereign Indian Nation; and WHEREAS, the Shinnecock Nation exercises its sovereign power through the Nation; and WHEREAS, the Nation enacts policy and law and has enacted an economic development policy; and WHEREAS, the Nation finds that it is in the best interests of the Nation to issue charters to tribally controlled subordinate economic entities in order to promote governmental purposes such as economic development, and for such entities to function as instrumentalities of the Nation government; and WHEREAS, the Nation established a subordinate economic entity, known as the Shinnecock Nation Casino at Westwoods Authority to engage in the development, promotion and operation of the Nation’s gaming endeavors through a Nation adopted resolution on May 19, 2003; and

WHEREAS, the Nation pursuant to Resolution dated January 31, 2004 authorized and approved the name of the Shinnecock Nation Casino at Westwoods to be changed to the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority (“SNGA” or “Authority”) and expanded its powers; and WHEREAS, such Board of Directors have been duly appointed and are currently serving in that capacity by exercising management control over the Authority; and WHEREAS, the Nation finds it is in the best interests of the Nation to reaffirm the creation of the Authority, and the powers of the Authority to conduct all business necessary to finance, plan, design, develop, construct, operate maintain the gaming enterprises of the Nation and enter into binding contracts, including any proposed development and management contracts , for purposes of the aforesaid; and WHEREAS, the Nation finds that it is in the best interest of the Nation to issue a Charter to set forth the powers and duties of the Authority to be referred to as the Charter of the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority (“Charter”); and

SNGA Gaming Update November, 2011

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Nation hereby adopts and approves the Charter of the Shinnecock Nation Gaming Authority, incorporated by reference and attached hereto as Exhibit A; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the action to approve the Charter authorizes the Authority to issue limited waivers of sovereign immunity for the sole purposes of meeting its responsibilities as set forth in the Charter; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, this resolution shall be the policy of The Shinnecock Indian Nation until it is withdrawn or modified by subsequent resolution of the Nation adopted by a majority of the eligible Nation voters in attendance at a meeting called for this purpose with due notice of at least 5-7 days prior to the meeting; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all previous resolutions defining the powers and duties of the Authority are hereby superseded by this Resolution and Exhibit A, the attached Charter. The Shinnecock Indian Nation does hereby certify that a meeting duly called, noticed and convened on the ____day of ________, 2011, where tribal members gathered for such purpose, do hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Nation by a vote of ____ for, ____against, ____abstain.

Shinnecock Nation Board of Trustees ___________________________________ Chairman ___________________________________

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Tribal Council ___________________________________ Chairperson ____________________________________

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SNGA Gaming Update November, 2011

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