Oneida Tribal Government

The Oneida Tribe's government consists of three levels of government: General Tribal Council (GTC), Business Committee (BC) and the Tribal Judicial System.

General Tribal Council (GTC)

The GTC is made up of all eligible voters of the Oneida Tribe. Eligible voters must be enrolled in the Oneida Tribe and 21 years of age or older. General Tribal Council makes decisions on behalf of the Tribe when they have convened at a duly called meeting that was properly noticed to the body 10 days prior to the meeting and met the quorum requirement of 75 GTC members including the Tribal Chair to run the meeting. Learn more ......

Business Committee (BC)

The BC are elected from GTC to act on behalf GTC when they are not in session, such as make policy decisions. The BC is also delegated the authority to run the daily operations of the Tribe, develop laws and policies and create the Tribe's annual budget presented to GTC for their approval each year. Learn more ....

Judicial System

The Tribal Judicial System was created by GTC/BC action/resolution.... creating the Appeals Commission that implements the Judicial System. The Appeals Commissioners are elected by GTC to serve as the Judicial Officers in the trial and appeals court levels of the Tribal Judicial System. Learn more ....

Other Appointed and Elected Bodies

Other boards, committees and commissions were created by the GTC and BC to act in the best interest of the Tribe and Tribal members in various areas such as the nursing home, library, veterans affairs and more. Some of the members of these bodies are elected and others are appointed by the BC. Learn more ....

Constitution and Other Governing Documents

The Oneida Constitution that established the GTC and BC was adopted in 1936 and amended in 1967. Laws and regulations also govern the Oneida Tribe and its members. Learn more...