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CONSTITUTION of the National Federation of Descendants of First Americans As adopted by the first Convention held at ______________________ _____________ (Place) (Date) PREAMBLE With a view to furthering the common welfare of all Indians of the United States through cooperation and organization, we, a National Federation of Indians, adopt this constitution. ARTICLE I Name and Headquarters Section 1. This organization shall be known as the National Federation of Descendants of First Americans with headquarters at _________. It shall be composed of the affiliates now organized and those which may hereafter be organized in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII, Sections 1 and 2, of this Constitution. ARTICLE II Objects and Methods Section 1. The objects of this Federation shall be to revive and preserve the best in tribal cultures; develop a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian life and conditions; seek to remedy or ameliorate discriminations and other injustices perpetrated against Indians; improve the social and economic status of Indians; and cooperate with other minorities on the solution of common problems and develop cooperative relations with other organizations devoted to Indian welfare. Section 2. Methods for attaining these objects shall be by petition to Congress, by cooperation with Government officials and employees, by legislation, education, and other lawful means; Provided, That this Federation shall not engage in politics nor support candidates for office or political parties.
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