“Yahkotewin” – We are moving forward Governance Planning Committee was established by a motion of Council in August of 2014 to guide and oversee the Governance process for the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation.

Our Priorities:

We’ve engaged community members, youth, elders, and leadership, and have hosted several community consultation sessions on the development of our Constitution and several pieces of key legislation. Here’s where we’re at:

On February 14, 2017, the Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation met to approve the final referendum versions of the final draft versions of the BOCN Constitution, Executive Act, and Financial Management Act. See them here:

  1. Constitution of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  2. Executive Act of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  3. Financial Management Act of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

The referendum has been called for March 24, 2017. View the notice here.

Compare other previous drafts here:

Our Vision:

Guide our community toward reasserting our Nationhood.

Our Mission:

Work together to strengthen and share our traditional knowledge, values, beliefs, and customs; we will nurture our identity by teaching our people ‘sisip sakahikan iyiniwak‘ – our way.

Our Objectives:

  1. Work together, help and support each other to realize our mission and vision;
  2. Engage and communicate with community, elders, youth, and leadership;
  3. Create a foundation for our laws and enable nitipeyimosonan;
  4. Create and support opportunities for people to share and teach traditional knowledge and teachings.

What’s next?

  • Draft / approve revisions for the Elders’ Advisory Council Act.
  • Draft / approve revisions for the Youth Advisory Council Act.
  • Draft / approve revisions for the Membership Act.
  • Draft / approve revisions for the Matrimonial Real Property Act.

More information:

View the Election Act:

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