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(a) The St. Paul Island Tribe shall have all the immunities and privileges available to federally acknowledged tribes, in our government-to-government relationship with the United States, as well as the responsibilities, powers, limitations, and obligations of such tribes. The jurisdiction of the St. Paul Island Tribe shall extend over governmental processes and affairs internal to the Tribe and over matters arising:

(1) In the St. Paul Island Tribe’s Indian Country and lands under which the Tribe has jurisdiction under federal or state law for a specific purpose; and/or

(2) Over all tribal members within or outside Indian Country; and/or

(3) Over all persons and entities who entered into consensual relations with the Tribe or tribal members and whose activities affect the political integrity, economic security, or health and welfare of the Tribe or tribal members; and/or

(4) Over any matters so delegated by federal or state law.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the ability of the Tribe to exercise its jurisdiction based upon its inherent sovereignty as an Indian Tribe. [Certificate of Adoption passed April 22nd, 2008; 2008 Code § 1.1.4]