Preamble of the Constitution of the Chilkat Indian Village

We, a group of Indians having a common bond of residence in the Village of Klukwan, Territory of Alaska, in order to promote our welfare through the development and operation of social and economic enterprises, do establish this Constitution and By-laws in accordance with, and by authority of, the Act of Congress of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended by the Acts of June 15, 1935 (49 Stat. 378), and May 1, 1936 (49 Stat. 1250).