Notice of Referendum

REFERENDUM

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Arena, Beardy’s & Okemasis


Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation that a referendum will be held by “in person” secret ballot to seek the assent of the majority of the electors on the proposed Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation Constitution, Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation Executive Act and Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation Financial Management Act.

This referendum will be done by secret ballot and will coincide with our Treaty Day Celebration.

Ballot Questions:

1. Do you approve of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Constitution?

2. Do you approve of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Executive Act?

3. Do you approve of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Financial Management Act?

Members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation who have reached 18 years of age as of the day of the referendum are eligible to vote.

The proposed legislation is available at the band office and online at: https://bofn9697.com/governance/

Click here for a synopsis of the proposed legislation.


Irvin Montana
Referendum Officer
1027 N Cypress Way
Regina, SK  S4X 4R4
Phone: 306-570-2454

 

A Message from Chief Petit

I greet you all in a good way.

As many of you know we are in the middle of a two week orientation to Council. The weeks have consisted of in-depth presentations from all Directors and partner agencies regarding each department’s functions and services that they provide within our community. It has been received well by staff as well as the new and returning Council members. The objective of these sessions is to create a clear understanding for all elected officials, including myself, as to what types of services that we provide as a Nation, as well as to ensure that we are all well informed about all Nation business.

As I have mentioned, my plan has been to implement a ‘team’ approach for this Council as we move into the work that needs to be done under our respective portfolios. I am putting my full trust and support behind those people that you elected into this office, and will work alongside them and our staff to do what needs to be done for the benefit of all community members. I will not interfere within their areas of designation, and expect them to lend this same type of support to their respective Director and their staff. I humbly ask for your support and patience with every one of us as we try to ensure the needs of our community are met. This is not an easy task that we take on; working with the very basic of financial support we will try to do what we can to make our shared community vision a reality. We can only move forward ‘together’ as a community. Let’s leave the past behind us and strive to make a better future for our children and grandchildren.

As an elected government, I would like to see our primary goals be to address the broader needs of our Nation, for example: the creation of our own Plains Cree based laws to ensure that we are able to assert our sovereignty for the journey forward; as well as to focus on working alongside those agencies that are created to lobby for the real needs of our people. We are first and foremost Band Members, and I hope that we can work together with the entire community to create unity amongst our relatives, regardless of circumstance, age, or last name. We are blessed to have an abundance of services available right here in our community, using these tools we can build on the healing that is happening every day; providing the space for more community driven activities and events for all ages – there is so much that we want to do and there is a strong desire to get to work to make things happen, I truly look forward to the coming years.

Thank you for your confidence,
Roy Petit, Okimaw
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation