Tribal Employment Rights Office
Washington State Marijuana Law - Washington Initiative 502
The Human Resources Dept of the CDA Tribe has issued a statement regarding WI-502. Please
The purpose of this Ordinance is to assist in and require fair employment of
Indians on or near the Coeur d' Alene Reservation and to prevent discrimination
against Indians in any employment practices by employers on or near the
Reservation. The Tribal Employment Rights Commission will govern and establish
rules, regulations, and policies. The Commission's responsibility and authority
are to ensure on or near the Reservation compliance with this Ordinance.
Like land, water, and minerals; jobs, contracts, and subcontracts in the private
sector on or near our Reservation are important resources for Indian people.
Indians must protect their rights and obtain their share of workforce
opportunity, as they become available. Indians have unique and special
employment, subcontract and contract rights and the Coeur d' Alene Tribal
government has the inherent sovereign power to pass laws to implement and
enforce those special rights on behalf of Indian people. Indians are also
entitled to the protection of the laws that the federal government has adopted
to combat employment rights program and office in order to use the
aforementioned laws and powers to increase employment of Indian workers and
businesses and to eradicate discrimination against Indians.