NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

TO ALL CITIZENS of the SAULTEAU FIRST NATIONS TAKE NOTICE that a Special Band General Meeting - specific purpose:

Agenda: Seek member input on content of Leadership Policy Manual and approve for implementation on June 1, 2014. Copies of 'Draft Leadership Policy Manual' Version.0 were made available on March 20, 2014 during the Open House held in the Band Hall on March 19 and 20th, 2014. A copy was also made available on the SFN website: www.saulteau.com. This draft copy has been made available to encourage band members to reflect on contents, create joint and widespread understanding of contents, and level-set expectations between band membership (citizens), Chief & Council, and Director of Operations.

On March 19 and Mar 20, 2014 Version 0, Dated February 28, 2014, was shared with Community prior to First Band General to be held on April 29, 2014. The second Band General is scheduled for May 13, 2014, and the final Band General on May 27, 2014. Families are encouraged to discuss concerns with a Councillor at least one week prior to each Band General Meeting. Input can then be consolidated for review by the entire band during the Band General.


All meetings are at 5:00 pm in the Saulteau First Nations Gymnasium.

Saulteau First Nations Leadership Manual Version.0.pdf - Download


2014 Band Council Elections

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the citizens of the Saulteau First Nations (“SFN”) that nominations for the Band Council will be received by the Electoral Officer at the SFN gymnasium, Moberly Lake on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 7:00 PM and continuing for two (2) hours after nominations are declared open.

One Councillor is to be elected from each of the following five (5) major families – Courtoreille, Davis, Desjarlais, Gauthier and Napoleon. The term of office is for three (3) years.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a Councillor if they are included on the SFN voters list and meet the following criteria:
a) Is of the legal age of l8 years or over on the date of nomination;
b) Has not been convicted of an indictable offense within 5 years prior to the date of nomination and consents to a Criminal Records Check;
c) Has not been removed from a council position based on any violations or breaches of the SFN Constitution within 5 years prior to the date of nomination;
d) Has not resigned from a council position without justifiable cause within 3 years prior to the date of nomination
e) Resides in the traditional territory or normally resides within the traditional territory of the Saulteau
First Nations and is willing to immediately relocate to the Saulteau First Nations reserve #169 or surrounding community within one (l) month from being elected;
f) Is not under any court order to not hold an elected office; and
g) Signs a declaration confirming their eligibility to hold office in accordance with the requirements stipulated in the election procedures and to forfeit their seat if any false information is provided in such a declaration.

Nominations must be submitted in writing by a nominator and a seconder, along with a nomination fee of $25.
Written acceptance of the nomination must be signed by the candidate and submitted with an acceptance fee of $50.
All specified fees are non-refundable and must be in cash, certified cheque or money order payable to the Saulteau First Nations.

CANDIDATES FORUM

The date and time for an all-candidates forum will be announced during the nomination meeting and notices will be posted as soon as possible.

VOTING

An election by voting will be held as follows:
Advance Polling at the SFN Board Room on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM (noon) until 9:00 PM.
Main Polling will take place at the SFN Board Room on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

The foregoing summarizes the processes set out in the SFN Election Procedures which may be viewed at the Band Office.

William Lindsay, Electoral Officer
Telephone: (250) 783-5557; Email: cygne@pris.ca
January 31, 2014.


Saulteau First Nations not in agreement with Hackney Hills Wind Project in BC Hydro’s call for "Clean Power"

Full Press Release

Skull Formation

[March 17 2010 Media Release] On March 11, 2010 BC Hydro posted an update to their website in regards to the first set of Electricity Purchase Agreements awarded under the Clean Power Call. Nineteen projects were awarded electricity purchase agreements. The projects are intended to provide a step toward building a “clean energy powerhouse here in BC.” Further to these agreements, and currently under consideration by the BC Bas Relief PetroglyphUtilities Commission, is the Hackney Hills Wind Project. The Saulteau First Nations are not in agreement with the project as it threatens a significant First Nations cultural heritage site. “In the province’s bid to supply the future energy needs they are following a process that results in the destruction of sacred sites,” states Chief Harley Davis. The Saulteau First Nations believe that development of these sacred mountains will result in a loss of aboriginal culture and history for future generations. “The preservation of the large stone skull monument on the sacred mountain is representative of how the land and resources could be used or abused,” notes elder Jack Davis. “The cultural impacts and potential infringement of rights could result in economic and social problems for generations if the project were to proceed at this location.”


Dancing Spirits Dance Group

Moberly Lake Dancing Spirits

Informational Website

We are the dancers of the "Moberly Lake Spirits" our group has been together for approximately 10 years with 3 elders and 1 adult and 9 youth whom are active at events. We currently perform to promote our culture, our community and to educate about First Nation people.