“I solemnly swear that I will uphold the Constitution and Laws of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, that I will serve the Tribe to the best of my ability, that I will work for the entire membership of the Tribe, that I will responsibly represent the Tribe, that I will carry out the directions of the Tribal Council, that I will declare when a conflict of interest could affect the performance of my duties on behalf of the Tribe, and that I will perform all duties required of me by the Constitution and Law of the Tribe.”
Purpose Statement (Long Term Goal as stated in the Chemehuevi Constitution):
The purpose of this organization is to promote the development of the Chemehuevi Reservation and its people and to place the development under the management of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe. The Tribe shall affect this development through utilization of all powers and benefits available to Indian Tribes in the United States.
Code of Operation (beliefs, values, and vision - to operate by agreed-upon standards and principles):
§ Preservation/development of the ancestral lands
§ Excellence in programming and services
§ Balance between heritage and progress
§ Mutual respect, consideration, and support of one another
§ Reducing barriers by agreeing to disagree
§ Fairness, integrity, and accountability
§ Innovation, initiative, creativity, and risk-taking
§ Excellence through education and training
§ Quality, courteous services
§ Safe environment to live and work
§ Comprehensive approach to self-sufficiency
§ Everyone working for a common cause
§ Revitalization of art and culture
§ Improved emotional/physical health for all Tribal Members
§ Excellence through Education
§ Designated Tribal community sites-untouched by growth
§ Raising living standards for elders and disabled
§ Beautification and modernization of the Reservation
§ A sober, drug-free community
§ Teaching self and others about Chemehuevi Culture & History
§ Financial independence
(Agreed upon goals to perform on behalf of one’s own people, State, Country or Tribal Nation):
The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (NUWU) “the people” is a sovereign, federally-recognized Indian Nation. The Tribal lands are located in San Bernardino County, Chemehuevi Valley, California, on 36 miles of shoreline along the Colorado River.
The Nuwu stand united to promote and protect the physical, social, educational, and spiritual well-being of the people through revitalization and practice of cultural values, promotion of economic independence, and self-sufficiency.
By maintaining a natural balance of heritage, honesty, accountability with respect for ancestral lands and each other, the people will enjoy a successful and prosperous journey into the future.