Our ancestors since the beginning of time have lived and died on the Coquille aboriginal lands and waters.
The Coquille Indian Tribe is and has always been a sovereign self-governing power dedicated to:
- Preservation of Coquille Indian Culture and Tribal Identity.
- Promotion of social and economic welfare of Coquille Indians.
- Enhancement of our common resources.
- Maintenance of peace and order.
- Safeguard individual rights of tribal members.
Our ancestors have passed on to us a sacred trust and obligation to maintain and safeguard these goals.
In recognition of this sacred responsibility, we, the members of the Coquille Indian Tribe, being a federally recognized Indian tribe pursuant to the Coquille Indian Restoration Act of June 28, 1989, 103 Stat. 91, hereby adopt this constitution in order to re-affirm our tribal government and to secure the rights and powers inherent in our sovereign status as guaranteed to us by federal and tribal laws.