Roles & Responsibilities
It is understood, as part of our community decision-making process the Governing bodies that make up community shall have the final say in all matters that pertain to their roles as elders, youth, women, and men and to follow the seven natural laws as guiding principals as part of our process.
It is also understood that the Governing Councils shall provide support and direction to our political and legal leadership on matters of mutual concerns affecting our community. The Governing Councils shall designate, appoint or delegate an official spokesperson to represent their governing councils at Band council meetings or the Grand Council Treaty #3 National Assemblies. Designating chairpersons is at the discretion of the councils and is open for discussion, but should not be the spokesperson.
The Governing Councils shall also designate, appoint, or delegate members from their councils to the executive councils to conduct business on their behalf, each delegate is to be chosen based on their knowledge or experience or their desired commitment to dedicate their service to the community. Each delegate will also be held responsible and accountable to their governing councils and shall report business activities as entrusted to them, during regular Governance Council meetings as designated.
In the event that the delegates should be in a conflict of interest situation, it will be necessary for the Governing Councils to have alternates or mechanisms to avoid compromising the guiding principals and to maintain integrity of our process. In the event of any serious violation of the guiding principals by any member of the executive councils shall be removed and relieved of their entrusted responsibilities by the governing councils, to up-hold the relationships of all councils involved. It should also be noted that any delegate should be made aware by the governing councils of these safe-guard mechanisms to avoid any misunderstandings should they arise.
Each Governing Council shall designate the time and place of their Governance Council meetings on a monthly basis to ensure consistency based on the natural laws that govern our process.
It is understood, as part of our community decision-making process that the executive council which is made up of designated governing council members, shall develop and execute policies on behalf of their councils, conduct affairs that promote and enhance the well-being of the community.
It is also understood that the executive councils shall support the direction provided to them by the governing councils and shall report to them during the governance council meetings.
FOUR CIRCLES / FOUR COUNCILS
GOAL: To create and implement an "Open, Fair and Accountable Government and Administration" by establishing Circles as a forum for participation.
OBJECTIVE: To discuss and identify Circle roles and responsibilities, i.e., capacity to recommend, guide or direct.
CHALLENGE: As community members, how do you see your involvement in achieving our goal in developing a workable structure and decision-making process?
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