A. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Osage Nation Nonprofit Corporation Code.”
B. This chapter is enacted pursuant to the Osage Nation’s inherent sovereign powers and as specifically authorized by the Constitution of the Osage Nation ratified on March 11, 2006, as subsequently amended (the “Constitution”), in particular Article IV, Section 1, entitled “Popular Sovereignty,” Article XIX, Section 1, entitled “Sovereign Immunity,” Article VI, Section 1, entitled “Legislative Power,” Section 12, entitled “Enactment of Laws,” and Section 16, entitled “Necessary Laws.”
C. By the adoption of this chapter, the Nation does not waive, limit or restrict any of its privileges and immunities as a sovereign, federally recognized Indian Nation, including its sovereign immunity, nor does it consent to suit in any court, federal, tribal or state, and neither the adoption of this chapter, nor the incorporation of any corporation hereunder, shall be construed to be a waiver of the sovereign immunity of the Nation or a consent to suit against the Nation in any court. ONCA 21-27, eff. Apr. 6, 2021.