The CPN Legislature met on December 8 for their final meeting of 2016, with all legislators in attendance.

Following approval of the September 22 legislative meeting minutes, tribal legislators approved the moving of the meeting to December 8.

In tribal citizenship updates, the legislature approved resolutions of conditional relinquishment of CPN membership to Calvin Bryce Hollingsworth, Michael Leonard Covington, Jace Daren Hosp and Patricia Ann Tomlin Tripp. The body next approved the enrollment of 438 applicants into the tribe.

Resolutions in support of federal funding grant programs were also approved for Bureau of Indian Affairs Trust Services Attorney Fees and Litigation Support Program, BIA support for the CPN Eagle Aviary Operations Project, Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Program and the BIA’s Wildlife Warriors Project. Resolutions were also passed supporting the tribe’s application for funding from the BIA’s Tribal Youth Program Operations project, Workforce Development 477 Program, a special Diabetes Funding Program under Indian Health Services along with a grant proposal for the Title VI Indian Elders Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Grant funds available to combat invasive species and the CPN Community Garden were also requested following passage of resolutions from the BIA and U.S. Department of Agriculture respectively.

After a short recess and executive session, tribal legislators passed an ordinance creating the CPN Parks, Recreation and Cultural Authority by a vote of 15 in favor and one opposed.

An amendment to Title 7 of the CPN Tribal Code was passed with all legislators in favor before an adjournment was called.

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