Meeting Minutes and Resolutions Dec 11 2022

posted: December 12th, 2022

Resolution 22-02

Title: SFTHC Council Directives Concerning Treasurer Authority and Its U.S. Bank
Account Proceeds
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community (SFTHC) is a political subdivision of the
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida), a federally recognized
tribe with more than 34,000 citizens; and
WHEREAS, under Article II Section of the SFTHC Constitution, the Community Council is the
governing body of the Community; and
WHEREAS, under Article III Section 1 and 2 of the SFTHC Constitution, the Powers the Community
Council are defined; and
WHEREAS, Article IV Section 5 of the SFTHC Constitution reserves to the SFTHC Council Treasurer
the authority to “preserve and safeguard all funds” of the SFTHC or Council and the duty to report on all
receipts and disbursements the amount and nature of all funds; and
WHEREAS, the SFTHC Council in its meeting of November 13, 2022, determined to (1) close all U.S.
Bank accounts, and (2) the Treasurer convey the proceeds of all accounts to the Tlingit & Haida account
opened to receive SFTHCC funds, with the Council Members requested to assist the Treasurer; and
WHEREAS, the SFTHC Council Treasurer and President contacts with U.S. Bank representatives were
rebuffed with refusals to comply with the lawful instructions of the SFTHC Council and Officers and
instead contact the SFTHC Council former President and Treasurer; and
WHEREAS, the SFTHC Council President provided the U.S. Bank representative with documents and
oral assurance that the former SFTHC Council Member and Officers from any prior Council possessed no
authority to access, possess, distribute, or in any way claim any interest in the SFTHC Council U.S. Bank
accounts, and only the duly elected and seated Treasurer possessed such privileges; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Bank representative agreed to speak with the Tlingit & Haida General Counsel and
informed her that the SFTHC Council bank accounts were now closed and a check for the proceeds of
accounts conveyed to the possession of the former SFTHC Council President of the immediate past
Council term, and to seek the funds from that person without further involvement by U.S. Bank.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the SFTHC Council hereby affirms that only the duly
elected and seated Council Member and Treasurer possesses authority to access or possess SFTHC
Council U.S. Bank account proceeds, or any other assets of the SFTHC Council; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the SFTHC Council hereby instructs
former SFTHC Council President Mr. Jay Silva convey the proceeds or promise of payment of the U.S.
Bank accounts that may be in his possession or control to the SFTHC Council Treasurer or collaborate
with the Treasurer to cause the deposit of these proceeds to the Tlingit & Haida account pursuant to
SFTHC Council directive, and failure to comply with the Council directive will cause the Council to refer
a failure to comply to the Tlingit & Haida President and General Counsel for remedy.
ADOPTED this 11th day of December 2022, by the San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council,
by a vote of 4 yeas, 1 nay, 0 abstentions and 1 absence.SFTHCC Resolution 22-02 Adopted 121122

Resolution 22-03

Resolution SFTHCC 22-03
Title: Affirmation of Rules of Election and Adoption of Parliamentary Authority and
Procedure
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community (SFTHC) is a political subdivision of the
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida), a federally recognized
tribe with more than 34,000 citizens; and
WHEREAS, under Article II Section of the SFTHC Constitution, the Community Council is the
governing body of the Community; and
WHEREAS, under Article III Section 1 and 2 of the SFTHC Constitution, the Powers the Community
Council are defined; and
WHEREAS, under Article II Section 1 and 2 of the SFTHC Constitution, the election of the Community
Council is in accordance with the Tlingit & Haida Rules of Election, with election in the same election as
Delegates from the SFTHC to Tlingit & Haida and terms corresponding to the terms of Delegates; and
WHEREAS, Article II Section 3 of the SFTHC Constitution provides for the meetings of the Community
Council; and
WHEREAS, the Community Council desires to clarify its Rules of Election and adopt its parliamentary
authority and procedure for the conduct of meetings consistent with the SFTHC Constitution.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Community Council hereby affirms the Tlingit &
Haida Rules of Election are applied to the Community Council elections by deeming “Delegate” to mean
“Council member” in all provisions applicable to the SFTHC in Rule 1, Rule 4, Rule 5, Rule 6, Rule 7,
Rule 8, Rule 9, Rule 10, Rule 11, Rule 12, Rule 13, Rule 14, Rule 15, Rule 16, and Rule 18.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Community Council hereby affirms the Tlingit & Haida Rules
of Election applied to the Community Council elections provides for Council member terms to begin new
terms and end current terms on the date of Tlingit & Haida certification of the Community Council
election.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Community Council hereby affirms parliamentary authority and
procedure for Community Council meetings is Robert’s Rules of Order in its current and latest edition.
ADOPTED this 11th day of December 2022, by the San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council,
by a vote of 4 yeas, 0 nays, 1 abstention and 1 absence.SFTHCC Resolution 22-03 Adopted 121122

Draft Meeting Minutes (to be approved at next meeting)

COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

December / 11 / 2022 | 6pm PT | Teleconference

6:09pm CALL TO ORDER
6:09pm ROLL CALL

Council MembersOfficersAttendance
Will MicklinPresidentPresent
VacantVice President
Laurie KozisekTreasurerPresent
Donavin HannonSecretaryPresent
DonnaRae James-HannonMemberPresent
John (Jay) SilvaMemberPresent
Natalie SuanMemberAbsent


6:09pm QUORUM Present
6:09pm Approved Draft Agenda
6:10pm M/S adopted minutes of previous meeting of November 13, 2022
6:10pm SFTHC Public Testimony – none offered.
6:15pm REPORTS
President’s Report – consideration of Resolution 22-02
Treasurer’s Report – review of U.S. Bank account past statements and Council authorizations
Correspondence / Newsletter Report – None
Committee Reports – None
M/S adopted SFTHCC Resolution 22-02

6:25pm OLD BUSINESS

  • Resolution 22-03
  • SFTHCC Guidelines
  • Rules of Order for Electronic Meetings


M/S adopted SFTHCC Resolution 22-03

  • Tlingit & Haida American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds for SFTHC
    • Tlingit & Haida American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds for SFTHC
    • SFTHCC 100 mile map
    • SFTHCC Enrollment CA County Map
    • Tlingit & Haida SFTHC CA Office


M/S adopted motion to develop alternatives for use of ARPA funds.


• SFTHC Council Member/Vice President Vacancy
M/S to develop process and alternatives for filling the SFTHC Council vacancy
6:40pm NEXT MEETING – TBD
6:40pm GOOD OF THE ORDER
6:42pm ADJOURN

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