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(a) Declaring a Seat Vacant. The Council shall declare a Council seat vacant when a seat is forfeited, or when a Council member resigns or is removed, recalled, fails to qualify as a tribal member, commits a felony while in office, or is physically or mentally unable to perform the duties of a Council member as determined by an affirmative vote of at least four Tribal Council members.

(b) Filling Vacancy by Appointment. The Tribal Council may appoint a person to fill a vacancy on the Tribal Council until the next Tribal Council election, by a majority vote of remaining Council members. A person so appointed shall only serve until the next Tribal Council election at which time a qualified person shall be elected to carry out the remaining portion of the term. [Certificate of Adoption passed April 22nd, 2008; 2008 Code § 1.5.5]