1936 Constitution Article 1- Territory
The jurisdiction of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of Indians shall extend to the territory within the original confines of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation boundaries, as defined hereafter added thereto under any law of the United States except as may be otherwise provided by law for unrestricted lands. To regulate the inheritance of property, real and personal, other than allotted lands, within the territory of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Sentences- 2 Words- 70
Article 1 Analysis
The first sentence of Article 1 of the 1936 constitution clearly denies any jurisdiction in the original confines of the Oglala Sioux Tribe by the Oglala Sioux people. The sentence establishes that Indian government has no jurisdictional concern or enforcement over other nationalities or races of people that are either passing through or living within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation boundaries. And this includes Indian persons that feel there rights were violated and could then use the United Sates laws and courts which provided a method to avoid prosecution of established ordinances of the tribe. The sentence has internal implications to be of a discriminatory infliction with intent upon the Oglala Sioux Tribe and its people by the United States Government and lower bureaucratic agents. A legal case filed at the Federal level by any citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe would soon disclose any and all discriminatory implications in the very first sentence of this constitutional Article 1.
Perposed Constitution (OLTN)