Composition and Power of the Youth Council
Composition of the Youth Council
- 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.
- Each member of the Youth Council has equal authority and rights within the Youth Council.
Powers of the Youth Council
- The Kwanlin Dün First Nation Youth Council may:
- give advice and guidance to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, in particular with regard to:
- programs and services to meet the needs of youth;
- 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
- any other matter that the Youth Council considers important;
- appoint one member of the Youth Council to sit as non-voting member of the Council; and
- appoint a person to sit as a non-voting observer at meetings or proceedings of the Judicial Council.
Spokesperson of the Youth Council
- 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.
- The spokesperson of the Youth Council is responsible to:
- preside over any meeting of the Youth Council if the spokesperson is
- perform any other function assigned to the spokesperson by this
Constitution or by Kwanlin Dün First Nation law; and
- report to the Council, and to the General Assembly, on behalf of the
Meetings of the Youth Council
- The spokesperson of the Youth Council:
- must convene at least one meeting of the Youth Council during each
calendar year; and
- may call other meetings at any time in accordance with approved
- Meetings of the Youth Council must be held within the Traditional Territory.
- The Youth Council may establish procedures regarding its meetings and