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Oneida Election Board

Purpose

The Board was created to carry out the provisions of the Election law and Article III, Sections 2 & 3 of the Constitution of the Oneida Nation. The purpose of the Board is to conduct the Nation’s elections in compliance with the laws of the Nation and assist with GTC meetings in reference to voting. 

By-Laws & SOP’s

Oneida Election Board Bylaws 9/25/2019
Election Board SOP’s

Members & Term (Updated 11/21/2019)

Tracy Smith 08/01/2017 to  07/31/2020
Christina Liggins, Vice-Chair 08/01/2017 to  07/31/2020
Tina Skenandore 08/01/2017 to  07/31/2020
Melinda K. Danforth, Secretary 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Shannon Metoxen 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Vicki Cornelius, Chair 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Patricia Moore 08/01/2019 to 7/31/2022
Racquel Hill 08/01/2019 to 7/31/2022
Lisa John 08/01/2019 to 7/31/2022
Tehassi Hill BC Liaison
Lisa Summers BC Liaison Alternate

Qualifications for Membership

All Board members must be:

  1. An enrolled member of the Nation; and
  2. At least eighteen (18) years of age.

Other Links

Election Law
Oneida Nation Elections and Voting Webpage
Tekantyohkwaknyehse (I Vote) Facebook Page

Meetings

The Board meets the second (2nd) Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Ridgeview Plaza, Suite 4, located at 3759 W. Mason St. Oneida WI 54155.

Contact

Please contact the Boards, Committees, and Commissions staff at (920) 869-4364 or  [email protected] for requests relating to the Board.

Oneida Gaming Commission

Purpose

The Oneida Gaming Commission was established for the purpose of protecting the assets and integrity of Oneida Gaming through regulatory oversight of all Gaming Activities within the jurisdiction of the Nation.

By-Laws

Oneida Gaming Commission Bylaws 10/9/2019

Members & Term (Updated 8/30/2019)

Reynold “Tom” Danforth, Vice-Chair 08/01/2015 to 07/31/2020
Michelle Braaten, Secretary 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2022 
Mark A. Powless Sr., Chair 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2023
Jonas Hill 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2024
Kirby Metoxen BC Liaison
Brandon Stevens BC Liaison Alternate

Qualifications

  1. Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the day of the election or on the day of appointment; AND
  2. Candidates for election shall meet the following qualifications within five (5) business days after a caucus, and candidates for appointment shall meet the following qualifications on the day of appointment:
    (A) Be an enrolled member of the Nation;
    (B) Have a minimum of three (3) years of education experience, employment experience and/or regulatory               experience in Gaming Operations related to Gaming Activity, Gaming law, Gaming control or regulation,           or Gaming accounting or of any combination of the foregoing; and
    (C) Meet all other qualifications set forth in ONGO.

Other Links

Oneida Gaming Minimum Internal Contral Regulations (OGMICR)

BC Resolution 09-09-15-A Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance (ONGO)

Meetings

The Commission meets the first (1st) and third (3rd) Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Meetings are held at the Oneida Gaming Commission located at 2669 W. Mason Street Green Bay WI, 54313.

To make a request to be put on an OGC Meeting agenda please click here: OGC Meeting Agenda Request Form

Contact

Please contact us at (920) 497-5850 or [email protected] for requests relating to the Commission.

Oneida Land Claims Commission

Purpose

The OLCC shall inform and educate the membership on the issues pertaining to Oneida Nation land claims, seek participation of the membership, and be further responsible for carrying out the following duties:

  1. To bring forward concerns and suggestions of the membership regarding the Nation’s land claims to the Oneida Business Committee.
  2. As part of its advisory procedures, to hold public meetings and undergo outreach to provide an opportunity for the membership to voice their concerns and suggestions regarding the Nation’s land claims settlement efforts and to share those concerns/suggestions with the Oneida Business Committee.
  3. To study other Indian land claim settlements achieved between tribal, state, and federal governments and disseminate the information to the membership and the Oneida Business Committee.
  4. To manage the budget that the Oneida Business Committee provides to the OLCC in accordance with governing laws and policies of the Nation.
  5. To assist the Oneida Business Committee with any land claims arising out of natural resource issues/disputes as requested by the Oneida Business Committee.
  6. To carry out all other powers and/or duties delegated to the OLCC through any laws, policies, rules and/or resolutions of the Nation.

By-Laws

Oneida Land Claims Commission Bylaws 10/23/2019

Members & Term (Updated 11/4/2019)

Chris Cornelius, Vice Chair 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2020
Charles “Chaz” Wheelock 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2020
Tomas Escamea 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2020
Loretta Metoxen, Chair 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2021
Donald McLester 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2022
Kirby Metoxen BC Liaison
Lisa Summers BC Liaison Alternate
Jennifer Webster BC Liaison Alternate

Qualifications

Members of the OLCC must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation;
  2. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  3. Be able to attend all regular, joint, and emergency meetings;
  4. Shall not be serving in the capacity of consultant, contractor, or attorney for the OLCC; and
  5. Shall not have been terminated or removed from office of the OLCC within six (6) years of his or her application for membership.

Meetings

The Commission meets the first (1st) and third (3rd) Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Norbert Hill Center, Room 052 (basement level), located at N7210 Seminary Road Oneida, WI 54155.

Contact

Please contact the Boards, Committees and Commissions staff at (920) 869-4364, or [email protected] for requests relating to the Oneida Land Claims Commission.

 

Oneida Land Commission

 

Purpose

The Commission was established for the purpose of managing the Nation’s land resources, with authority to carry out all the powers and duties as delegated under the following laws of the Nation:

  1. The Real Property law;
  2. The Leasing law;
  3. The Building Code;
  4. The Condominium Ordinance;
  5. The Zoning and Shoreland Protection law;
  6. The Eviction and Termination law;
  7. The Landlord-Tenant law;
  8. The Mortgage and Foreclosure law;
  9. The Cemetery Law; and
  10. All any other delegating law, policy, rule and/or resolution of the Nation.

By-Laws

Oneida Land Commission Bylaws 10/9/2019

Members & Term (Updated 8/30/2019)

Rae Skenandore, Chair 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Julie Barton 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Sherrole Benton 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Michael Mousseau, Secretary 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Donald McLester 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Becky Webster, Vice Chair 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Pat Cornelius 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Trish King BC Liaison
Tehassi Hill BC Liaison Alternate
Jennifer Webster BC Liaison Alternate

Qualifications

  1. Be a member of the Oneida Nation;
  2. Be a resident of Brown or Outagamie County;
  3. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older; and
  4. Not be employed within the Nation’s Audit Department, Finance Department, Law Office or other department associated with items (a) – (j) in section 1-3 of these bylaws; as a Division Director or Area Manager for the Nation; or as an independent contractor for Land Management or any other department of the Nation associated with items (a) – (j) in section 1-3 of these bylaws. 

Other Links

The Division of Land Management  

Meetings

The Commission meets the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Little Bear Conference Room located at N7332 Water Circle Place, Oneida, WI 54155.  

Contact

Please contact (920) 869-1690, or [email protected] with any questions for the Commission. 

Oneida Nation Commission on Aging

Purpose

Pursuant to Section 46.82(4)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Oneida Business Committee established ONCOA as the advisory and policy development board for the Nation’s Tribal Aging Unit, known as Oneida Elder Services, to be knowledgeable and supportive of all programs and services that can meet the needs of the Nation’s Elders and to carry out the powers and duties delegated under Wis. Stat., § 46.82.

By-Laws

ONCOA Bylaws 10/9/2019

Members & Term (Updated 8/30/2019)

Dellora Cornelius, Secretary 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Eugene Danforth 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Florence Petri, Chair 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Lois Powless 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Patricia Lassila 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Marlene Summers 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Carol L. Elm, Vice Chair 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Don White 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Carole Liggins 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Lisa Summers BC Liaison
Jennifer Webster BC Liaison
Daniel Guzman King BC Liaison Alternate

Qualifications

  1. Be enrolled members of the Oneida Nation;
  2. Reside in Brown or Outagamie County;
  3. Be fifty-five (55) years of age or older; and
  4. Must have submitted to the Wisconsin Caregiver’s Background Check and been deemed eligible to work with Elders.

Other Links

Elder Services Page

Meetings

The Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Meetings are held at Elder Services in the Elder Services Conference Room, 2907 S. Overland Rd., Oneida WI 54155.

Contact

Please contact Lois Strong, ONCOA Coordianator or Rochelle Powless, ONCOA Coordinator, at (920) 869-2448 or [email protected] for requests relating to the Commission.

 

Oneida Nation School Board

Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities

The Oneida Nation School Board has the charge of setting direction for the educational leadership of the students attending the Oneida Nation Schools, and the planning for future educational development. Within that responsibility  rests the authority to oversee and plan for the academic and cultural growth of the students and Tribal institutions. Within the authorities set out by the General Tribal Council pursuant to Section 1(h) of Article IV of the Constitution of the Oneida Nation, and the agreements contained within the Memorandum of Agreement, the Oneida Nation School Board exists to ensure compliance of the school with Tribal initiatives and planning, the community’s desires, and the sound academic practice.

The Oneida Nation School Board’s objectives shall include, but are not limited to:

  • The monitoring of school operations and development, ensuring compliance with sound academic practice and consistency with community priorities and Tribal initiatives and planning.
  • Approval of all curriculum developed and implemented for use within the Oneida Nation Schools, ensuring quality academic instruction incorporating Oneida cultural tenets.
  • Direct involvement in the process of personnel matters, as prescribed in the Memorandum of Agreement, ensuring the maintenance of quality staff and policy benefiting the harmony of the staff and ultimately the students of the school.
  • Review and endorsement of all contracts, grants, and proposals relative to the school’s operation and funding, and submission of same consistent with the Oneida Tribe’s funding cycles, ensuring a level of funding for the school consistent with its developmental and operational needs.
  • To meet with the Oneida Business Committee and to negotiate any disputes which may arise between the Committee and the Board, ensuring the continued carrying out of the Board’s charge and the benefits which must accrue to the students.
  • To conduct, or cause to be conducted, long and short-range planning for the development of educational programming for the students attending Tribal-specific programs of study.
  • To report to the Oneida Business Committee and the Oneida General Tribal Council on a regular basis, apprising the Tribal leadership of the school’s progress and current issues.

Qualifications

  • Be and enrolled member of the Oneida Nation.
  • Parent positions must be parents/guardian of a student attending the Oneida Nation School System. 

Members & Term (Updated 8/30/2019)

Rhiannon “RC” Metoxen, (Parent), Vice Chair 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Melinda J. Danforth, Secretary (Parent) 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Shanna Torres (Parent) 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Melinda K. Danforth (Parent) 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Sylvia Cornelius (Parent) 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Lisa Liggins (At-Large), Chair 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Aaron Manders  (At-Large) 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Sacheen Lawrence (Parent) 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Vacant (Parent) 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Brandon Stevens BC Liaison
Ernest Stevens III BC Liaison Alternate
Daniel Guzman King BC Liaison Alternate

By-Laws

Oneida Nation School Board By-Laws March 2006

Other Links

Oneida Nation School System Page
March 21, 1988 Memorandum of Agreement with Business Committee
GTC Resolution # 03-21-88-B Expand Number of School Board Members
GTC Resolution 07-09-83-A Revised Membership of the Oneida Nation Tribal School Board
BC Resolution # 01-31-01-A Emergency Rule Resolution – Oneida Nation School Board/Memorandum of Agreement

Meetings

The Board meets at 5:00 p.m. the first Monday of each month.  Meetings are held at the Oneida Nation Elementary School located at N7125 Seminary Rd. Oneida WI 54155.

The Board is having an Emergency meeting at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019.

Contact

Please contact Jolene Hensberger (920) 869-1676 or [email protected] for requests relating to the Oneida Nation School Board.

Oneida Trust Enrollment Committee

Purpose, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Administer the Emigrant NY Indian Claims Award Docket 75 Trust Fund known as Elderly Per Capita, Higher Education and General Welfare Trust a/f/k/a the Elderly Per Capita Payment Distribution Fund and Oneida Trust Scholarship Fund; 
  • Administer the Minors Trust Per Capita Trust Funds;
  • Administer the Language Revitalization Fund;
  • Administer the Per Capita Endowment Fund and any other trusts which may be created;
  • Monitor funds held in the name of the Oneida Nation and the BIA;
  • Exercise exclusive control of the investment and collection of principal interest and investments of all monies deposited in, and income derived from, all Oneida Tribe endowment fund accounts; maintain the official roll of the Oneida Nation;
  • Approve new applications for enrollment; and
  • Supervise the Oneida Trust Enrollment Department.

Qualifications

  • Shall be an enrolled Oneida Tribal Member who is eligible to vote in tribal elections.
  • Shall live on or near the reservation (within the external boundaries of the Oneida Reservation or in a surrounding community).
  • Shall have the ability to honorably protect and uphold the purpose of the Oneida Trust Enrollment Committee with integrity, diligence and foresight.
  •  Must be able to obtain a fiduciary bond.

Members & Term (Updated 8/30/2019)

Elaine Skenandore-Cornelius 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020 
Barbara “Bobbi” Webster, Chair 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020
Lisa Liggins 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Geraldine Danforth, Secretary 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Debra J. Danforth, Vice Chair 08/01/2018 to 07/31/2021
Loretta V. Metoxen 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Norbert Hill Jr. 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Pamela Ninham 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2022
Kirby Metoxen, Member/BC Liaison 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2020

By-Laws

Trust Enrollment Committee By-Laws 07-02-2012

Other Links

Enrollment Department Page

Meetings

The Committee meets at 5:00 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Trust Enrollment Department, located at 210 Elm St. Oneida WI 54115.

Contact 

Please contact the Trust Enrollment Department (920) 490-3935, or [email protected] for requests relating to the Trust Enrollment Committee.

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