As a guide to the interpretation and application of this Ordinance, the public policy of the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (hereinafter "the Nation") is declared to be as follows:
Economic insecurity and unemployment are a serious menace to the health, morals and welfare of the Nation. Private employment on the Fort Berthold Reservation is an important resource for Indian people, from which they have been unjustly deprived. Indians have unique and special employment, subcontract and contract rights and are entitled to the protection of the laws that the Federal government has adopted to combat employment discrimination on or near Indian Reservations. The Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Council therefore declares that in its considered judgement, the public good and welfare of the Nation require the enactment of this measure, under its inherent sovereign and police powers, for the establishment of an employment rights office in order to use and enforce the aforementioned laws and rights, in order to increase employment of Indian workers and businesses and to eradicate employment discrimination within the exterior boundaries of the Fort Berthold Reservation.