Garron Kuster

Garron Kuster was elected by youth on September 10, 2015 to serve as the spokesperson for the KDFN Youth Council for a one-year term.

Garron is 18 years of age, lives in the McIntyre community and he is currently studying at the Individual Learning Centre. He is looking forward to learning more about First Nation governance and hopes to make a difference in the lives of those he represents

The youth spokesperson represents Kwanlin Dün youth before Chief and Council and presents any concerns or issues Kwanlin Dün youth may have to Chief and Council.

They also organize Youth Council meetings and activities.

Kwanlin Dün Youth Council

Composition and Power of the Youth Council

Composition of the Youth Council

  1. Every Citizen who is at least 14 years of age, and not yet 20 years of age, is a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Youth Council, and is entitled to participate in any meeting of the Youth Council in accordance with its rules of procedure.
  2. Each member of the Youth Council has equal authority and rights within the Youth Council.

Powers of the Youth Council

  1. The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Youth Council may:
    1. give advice and guidance to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, in particular with regard to:
      1. programs and services to meet the needs of youth;
      2. assistance to young people desiring to learn about the Kwanlin Dün clan system, traditions, and culture or the operations of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation; and
      3. any other matter that the Youth Council considers important;
    2. appoint one member of the Youth Council to sit as non-voting member of the Council; and
    3. appoint a person to sit as a non-voting observer at meetings or proceedings of the Judicial Council.

Spokesperson of the Youth Council

  1. At its first meeting of a calendar year, the Youth Council must choose one of its members to serve as its spokesperson until the following year.
  2. The spokesperson of the Youth Council is responsible to:
    1. preside over any meeting of the Youth Council if the spokesperson is present;
    2. perform any other function assigned to the spokesperson by this Constitution or by Kwanlin Dün First Nation law; and
    3. report to the Council, and to the General Assembly, on behalf of the Youth Council.

Meetings of the Youth Council

  1. The spokesperson of the Youth Council:
    1. must convene at least one meeting of the Youth Council during each calendar year; and
    2. may call other meetings at any time in accordance with approved procedures.
  2. Meetings of the Youth Council must be held within the Traditional Territory.
  3. The Youth Council may establish procedures regarding its meetings and work.