George Gordon First Nation

 

Governance

First Nations Law

GGFN Law Making Process

“Band Law, including amendments and repeals, shall be enacted in accordance with this Constitution, which defines the following process for creating and passing legislation:

  1. The Band Council completes the research and development of a Band Law resulting in a first Draft;
  2. This draft is presented to a General Meeting in Spring of any given year;
  3. The decision to accept or reject the law will be taken at a Legislative Assembly in the Fall of any given year;
  4. The Council presents the draft of the Band Law according to policy set out by the Legislative Assembly. If the vote is in the affirmative, the Law will take effect as set out in the Law. If the vote is in the negative, the Law is defeated. It may be reintroduced through the same process as above.
  5. Amendments and repeals of Band Law shall follow the process as the enactment of new Band Law.”

- Constitution of the George Gordon First Nation, ratified February 9th, 2011

“The Legislative Assembly, composed of all the electors of the First Nation, who shall meet in an Annual General Meeting to consider community Law and perform duties as prescribed in the Administration of Government Act and other Band Laws.”

- Constitution of the George Gordon First Nation, ratified February 9th, 2011