The Kwanlin Dün Constitution describes the structure and powers of the Elders Council:
The Composition of the Elders Council may include:
- Every Citizen who is at least 60 years of age is a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Elders Council, and is entitled to participate in any meeting of the Elders Council in accordance with its rules of procedure.
- Each member of the Elders Council has equal authority and rights within the Elders Council.
The Powers of the Elders Council are:
- The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Elders Council may:
- give advice and guidance to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, in particular with regard to:
- enhancing and protecting Kwanlin Dün First Nation traditions, customs and laws;
- programs and services to meet the needs of Elders;
- disputes within or regarding the Kwanlin Dün First Nation; and
- any other matters.
- appoint one Elder to sit as a non-voting member of the Council;
- recommend two Elders who satisfy the requirements set out in the Constitution to sit on the Judicial Council; and
- appoint Elders to sit on any committee within the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, in accordance with, and to the extent provided for, in the resolution or law establishing that committee.
Meetings of the Elders Council:
- The Elders Council may establish procedures regarding its meetings and work.