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Muskowekwan First Nation Custom Election Act

ATTENTION ALL CANDIDATES

Section 23 of the new Muskowekwan First Nation Custom Election Act states that in order to be eligible to seek the position of Muskowekwan First Nation CHIEF a person must:

(a) be a Muskowekwan Band member who is at least eighteen (18) years of age as of Nomination Day;

(b) submit a criminal records check indicating that he/she has not been convicted, within five (5) years preceding the date of the Election, of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada or a dual offence on which the Crown has elected to proceed by way of indictment orof an offence under the Narcotic Control Act or the Food and Drug Act of Canada involving trafficking of a prohibited or controlled substance, unless such a conviction relates to the exercise of an aboriginal or Treaty right which is a matter of legal dispute.

(c) must possess a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License except in the case of a medically documented disability that prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle.  Section 24 states that in order to be eligible to seek the position of a Muskowekwan First Nation

COUNCILLOR a person must:

(a) be a Muskowekwan Band member and at least eighteen (18) years of age as of Nomination Day;

(b) submit a criminal records check indicating that he/she has not been convicted, within five (5) years preceding the date of the Election, of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada or a dual offence on which the Crown has elected to proceed by way of indictment or of an offence under the Narcotic Control Act or the Food and Drug Act of Canada involving trafficking of a prohibited or controlled substance, unless such a conviction relates to the exercise of an aboriginal or Treaty right which is a matter of legal dispute.

(c) may not, as of Nomination Day, owe more than three hundred ($300.00) to the Muskowekwan First Nation or any of its entities; and

(d) must possess a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License except in the case of a medically documented disability that prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle.

Please be advised that if you intend to run in the upcoming Muskowekwan First Nation Election you must submit the following documents to the Chief Electoral officer by 9:00 am on Nomination Day:

1. Completed Declaration of Intent (available at the Band Office)

2. Criminal Record Check (CPIC)

3. Certificate of Indian Status

4. Birth Certificate

5. Election Bond of $500.00 for Chief

OR

$250.00 for Councillor

All Election Bonds must be submitted in either cash, certified cheque or money order.

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