The purpose of the Saulteau First Nations Chief and Council is to act on behalf of Saulteau First Nations Citizens and protect their Treaty 8 Rights and Aboriginal Rights and Title. Council is also responsible for the best interests of Saulteau First Nations Citizens and the Community as a whole.
Chief and Council, as leaders of the Saulteau First Nations, are committed to working together to govern the Nation and to preserve the cultural and traditional values, and support the health and prosperity of all Citizens and future generations.
Chief and Council will abide by certain values, codes and ethics when acting on behalf of Saulteau First Nations and its Citizens including:
Chief and Council will provide the leadership needed for Saulteau First Nations to be the Best Governed Nation. A Nation that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient. As stewards of the land, Chief and Council will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.
Another primary responsibility of Chief and Council is to govern as one. Council shall exert its authority as a whole and shall speak with one, unified voice. Chief and Council will not make any decisions without quorum being maintained in the meeting. The Director of Operations and Administrative Staff are obligated to follow the direction of a quorum of Council or written authorization of Chief and Council, but are not obligated to follow the direction of any individual Chief or Councillor acting alone.
Chief and Council will govern with an emphasis on:
Chief and Council are the leadership of Saulteau First Nations and will govern the Nation with the best interests for a successful, healthy, and sustainable community!