Articles of Incorporation




We the undersigned, being eighteen (18) years or more of age, do hereby associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the statutes of the State of Idaho.



The name of the Corporation shall be Delawares of Idaho, Inc. and its location shall be 3677 N. Maple Grove Road, City of Boise, County of Ada, State of Idaho.



The period of duration of this non-profit Corporation shall be perpetual.



(a) The purpose of this Corporation shall be to promote the interests and well—being of Delaware Indians, wherever they may reside; to encourage the development of an historical and tribal tradition for persons descended from Delaware Indian ancestors; to inculcate in the members of the Corporation a sense of pride and privilege in being Delaware Indians and descendants of Delaware Indians; to make every effort to obtain for the members of the Corporation all perquisites, p and rights to which American Indians of The United States of America are generally entitled; to gain for the members of the Corporation the rights of compensation and ownership interest to which they are entitled in ancestral lands of the Delaware Indians, wherever located; to gain recognition as a federally recognized tribe or band of Indians; to do all things necessary to promote the welfare and best interests of members of the Corporation as Delaware Indians.

(b) To conduct and carry on its activities in any state or territory of the United States or in any foreign country in conformity with the laws of such state, territory, or foreign country.

(c) To borrow money and, from time to time, to make, accept endorse, execute, and issue bonds, debentures, promissory notes, bills of exchange and other obligations of the Corporation for moneys borrowed or in payment for property acquired or for any of the other objects or purposes of the Corporation or its business and to secure the payment of any such obligations by mortgage, pledge, security interest, deed, indenture, agreement, or other instrument of trust, or by other lien upon, assignment of, or agreement in regard to all or any part of the property, rights or privileges of the Corporation wherever situated, whether nor owned or hereafter to be acquired.

(d) In furtherance of its corporate purposes, to enter into, make, perform, and carry out contracts of every kind, with any person, firm, corporation, private, public, or municipal body politic, under the government of the United States, or any territory, district, protectorate, dependency, or insular or other possession or acquisition of the United States, or any foreign government, so far as, and to the extent that, the same may be done and per formed by a corporation organized under the Not—for—Profit Corporation Law.

(e) Subject to the restrictions or limitations imposed by law, to purchase, or otherwise acquire, hold, own, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, create a security interest in, exchange, or otherwise dispose of the shares, bonds, obligations, or other securities or evidences or indebtedness of other corporations, domestic and foreign, of any person, firm, or corporation, do or foreign, and if desirable to issue in exchange therefore bonds or other obligations of this Company, and while the owner of such shares to execute all rights, powers, and privileges of ownership, including the power to vote thereon; and in furtherance of the corporate purpose, in the course of the transaction of the affairs of the Corporation, to acquire real and personal property, rights, and interest of every nature, and to execute and issue bonds, debentures, and other negotiable or transferable instruments, and to mortgage, pledge, or create a security interest in any or all of the property of the corporation; to secure such bonds, debentures, or other instruments, upon such terms and conditions as may be set forth in the instrument or instruments, mortgaging, pledging, or creating a security interest in the same, or in any deed, contract, or other instrument relating thereto.

(f) To acquire, by purchase or lease, gift, grant, devise, bequest, or otherwise, lands and interests in this or any other state or territory of the United States or a foreign country, and to own, hold, improve, employ, develop, use and manage and deal with any real estate so acquired, and to erect, or cause to be erected, on any lands owned, held, or acquired by the Corporation, buildings or other structures, with their appurtenances, and to manage, operate, lease, rebuild, enlarge, alter, or improve any buildings, or other structures new or hereafter erected on any lands so owned, held or occupied, and to mortgage, pledge, sell, convey, lease, exchange, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any lands or interests in lands, and any buildings or other structures, and any stores, shops, suites, rooms, or part of any buildings or other structures, at any time owned or held by the Corporation.

(g) To accept subdivisions from other persons or any unit of government; to make capital contributions or subventions to other not-for-profit corporations; and to make donations, irrespective of corporate benefit, for the public welfare or for community fund, hospital, charitable, educational, scientific, civic, or similar purposes, and in time of war or other national emergency in aid thereof.



The Corporation shall be non-stock and no dividends or pecuniary profits shall be declared or paid to the members thereof.



The number of councilmen constituting the initial Tribal Council of the Corporation is nine (9) and shall not be more than fifteen (15), and not less than five (5); the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as initial councilmen are as follows:

A. A. Creech 3677 N. Maple GroveBoise, Idaho 83704
Clyde W. Creech, Sr. 350 W. Colorado

Monrovia, California 91016

Doris Jean Adams 1926 S. Roosevelt St.Boise, Idaho 83703
Charlotte J. Simmons 1360 TopazMeridian, Idaho 83642
Elsie Acevado 122 8th Avenue N.Payette, Idaho 83661
Don Coates c/o Elsie Acevado122 8th Avenue N.

Payette, Idaho 83661

Charles L. Creech 10309 Excalibur St.Boise, Idaho 83704
Alan D. Creech 1401 Midland Blvd. #5Nampa, Idaho 86351
Thomas G. Creech 8161 Willoughby Ave.Los Angeles, California 90046




The conditions of membership in this corporation are as follows:

Each member shall be part-blood Delaware Indian, in a minimum amount as may be determined by the Tribal Council.

The remainder of conditions of membership in this Corporation shall be determined and fixed by the By-laws.



The general officers of the Corporation shall be council chairman, council vice—chairman, council secretary, council assistant secretary, council treasurer, council assistant treasurer.

The Tribal Council may provide for the appointment of such additional officers as they may deem for the best interest of the Corporation.

Whenever the Council may so order, any two offices, the duties of which do not conflict may, be held by one person.




The officers shall be elected by the Tribal Council who shall first be elected by the members of the Corporation, and the duration and other conditions of holding office in the Corporation shall be as established by the By-laws.




These Articles may be amended in the manner provided by the statutes of the State of Idaho at the time of amendment.




The names and residences or the persons forming this corporation are as follows:

A. A. Creech 3677 N. Maple Grove

Boise, Idaho 83704

Clyde W. Creech, Sr. 350 W. ColoradoMonrovia, California 91016
Charlotte J. Simmons 1360 TopazMeridian, Idaho 83642
Thomas G. Creech 8161 Willoughby Ave.Los Angeles, California 90046
Doris Jean Adams 1926 S. Roosevelt St.Boise, Idaho 83703

IN WTTNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto set our hands this 18TH day of January, 1978.


A. A. Creech

Clyde W. Creech, Sr.

Charlotte J. Simmons

Thomas G. Creech

Doris Jean Adams



) ss:

County of Ada )

On this 18th day of January, 1978, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said State, personally appeared A. A. CREECH, CLYDE W. CREECH, SR., CHARLOTTE J. SIMMONS, THOMAS G. CRRECH AND DORIS JEAN ADAMS known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that they executed the same.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year in this certificate first above written.


Carol Schivocbel(sp)

Notary Public for Idaho
Residing at Boise, Idaho