The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe operates under a constitution and is governed by a seven-member Executive Committee or Tribal Council. The elected terms are staggered in years and candidates must live within the defined reservation to be an elected official.
The Constitution of the United States places treaties as the Supreme Law of the land. The Dakota people of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe are parties to various treaties made with the United States, the rights associated with such treaties are acknowledged. Those treaty rights and the guidance contained in the FSST Constitution and its Preamble provides tribal leadership with the direction and their mission in servicing the needs of their people and strives to regain the traditional, cultural and spiritual values of their heritage and mandates that the sovereignty and well-being of all tribal members be protected at all times.
To view or download a copy of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Constitution and Bylaws, click here.
FSST Law & Order Code
Vol. 1, Titles 1-3A
- Title 1: General Provisions
- Title 2: Criminal Procedure
- Title 3: Criminal Law
- Title 3A: Law Enforcement
Vol. 2, Titles 4-4E
NOTE: There is no Title 4D.
- Title 4: Rules of Civil Procedure
- Title 4B: Rules of Evidence
- Title 4C: Small Claims Procedure
- Title 4E: Tribe Occupational Injury Ordinance
Vol. 3, Titles 5-8A
- Title 5: Juvenile Code
- Title 6: Domestic Relations
- Title 6A: Domestic Violence Detection and Prevention Code
- Title 7: Mental Health and Involuntary Commitments
- Title 8: Provisions for Elders
- Title 8A: Banishment
Vol. 4, Titles 9-12
NOTE: There are two different Title 10s.
- Title 9: Traffic Regulation
- Title 10: Wills
- Title 10: Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
Title 10A: Housing Authority[REPEALED]
- Title 11: Enrollment
- Title 12: Fish and Game Laws
Vol. 5, Titles 13-16
- Title 13: Animal Control
- Title 14: Fireworks
- Title 15: Liquor Control
- Title 16: Solid Waste Ordinance
Vol. 6, Titles 17-19
Vol. 7, Titles 20-22
Sections 23 and on are not divided into volumes.
NOTE: There are two Title 30s.
- Title 23: Tribal Tax Act
- Title 24: Sex Offender Registration Ordinance
- Title 25: Corporation Ordinance
- Title 26: Real Property
- Title 27: Limited Liability Company Code
- Title 28: Tribal Lending and Consumer Protection Act
- Title 29: Marijuana Control Ordinance
- Title 30: Facilities Authority
- Title 30: Industrial Hemp Ordinance
- Title 31: General Welfare Exclusion Ordinance
- Title 32: Dakota Coin Authority
- Title 33: Tobacco Authority
The Corporate Charter of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe was chartered on June 18th, 1934, recognizing the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe as an Indian tribe organized under a Constitution and By-laws ratified by the tribe on April 4, 1936, and approved by the Secretary of the Interior on April 24, 1936, pursuant to section 16 of the act June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended by the act of June 15, 1935; (49 Stat. 378); and
Whereas, more that one-third of the adult members of the Tribe have petitioned that Charter of incorporation be granted to such Tribe, subject to ratification by a vote of the adult Indians living on the Reservation;
The Corporate Charter of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe was issued on October 24, 1936, by acting Secretary of the Interior to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of the Flandreau Reservation was duly submitted for ratification to the adult Indians living on the reservation and was on October 31, 1936, duly ratified by a vote of thirty percent of those entitled to vote cast their ballots.
To view or download a copy of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Corporate Charter click here.
Public Safety Commission
The Public Safety Commission Policies and Procedures adopted February 9th, 2010 between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the City of Flandreau its purpose to establish guidelines for the receipt and processing of allegations of sworn police employee misconduct in compliance with agreement between City of Flandreau and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
To view or download a copy of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe & City of Flandreau Public Safety Commission Policies and Procedures please click here.