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The Chairperson shall lead the Tribe based upon direction received from the Tribal Council and shall be the spokesperson for the Tribe. The Chairperson shall have the power:

a. To execute, administer, and enforce the laws of the Tribe;

b. To represent the Tribe on all matters that concern its interests and welfare;

c. To negotiate and enter into treaties, compacts, contracts, and agreements with other governments, organizations, or individuals, provided however that any treaty, compact, contract, or agreement that directly or indirectly waives the Tribe’s sovereign immunity must be approved by the Tribal Council;

d. To sign official papers on behalf of the Tribe;

e. To make recommendations to the Tribal Council on matters of interest or benefit to the Tribe;

f. To propose laws and an annual budget to the Tribal Council;

g. To attend Tribal Council meetings and provide regular reports to the Tribal Council regarding activities and business of the Tribe;

h. To veto any decision of the Tribal Council, including its approval of an annual budget, within ten calendar days after passage and written presentation to the Chairperson;

i. To preside over meetings of the General Council;

j. To call Annual and Special Meetings of the General Council;

k. To administer all departments created by the Tribal Council;

l. To administer all boards and committees created by the Tribal Council;

m. To nominate the directors of each department subject to confirmation by the Tribal Council, except that if a confirmation vote is not taken by the Tribal Council within forty-five days, the nomination shall be deemed confirmed;

n. To remove a director of a department;

o. To select, hire, and administer personnel;

p. To contract for accounting services;

q. To administer and direct the Tribe’s legal counsel; and

r. To establish and maintain headquarters for the Tribe.