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About

The General Tribal Council Legal Resource Center’s purpose is to provide legal advice and representation to both Tribal members and Oneida Nation employees in matters potentially going before the Oneida Judiciary; also, GTC Legal Resource Center attorney (currently vacant) represents the Oneida General Tribal Council (GTC) at General Tribal Council meetings.

If you are an Oneida Tribal member or employee please feel free to come to our office and completed an Intake Application and meet with us to discuss your legal needs.  Our hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; we are closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.   The office is located at Ridgeview Plaza Suite 8 3759 West Mason St. Oneida WI 54155.

Establishment

On November 14, 2016 the GTC established the General Tribal Council Legal Resource Center through a GTC motion: EXCERPT FROM NOVEMBER 14, 2016: Motion by Gina Powless to direct the OBC to establish a legal office consisting of advocates and an advising attorney for GTC, and be elected at the 2017 General Election, to represent employees employed by Oneida Nation, and Tribal enrolled members that have any type of litigation at the Oneida Judiciary, and to retain legal counsel specifically for GTC to advise during duly called GTC meetings, this office will not report to the OBC, but to GTC on an Annual and Semi-Annual schedule. Seconded by Robert Steffes. Motion carried by hand count: 827 support; 201 opposed; 80 abstentions.

Amendment to the main motion by Linn Cornelius to revise the timeframe to the 2017 General Election. Seconded by Don Miller. Motion carried by show of hands.

Amendment to the main motion by Linda Dallas to have training on a bi-annual basis that includes but is not limited to training in Judiciary laws, processes, procedures, and tribal laws that apply to it (representation of matters in front of the judiciary), to be opened to all Tribal Members; and to begin FY2018. Seconded by Brad Graham. Motion carried by show of hands.

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