Henvey Inlet First Nation Land Code Committee
November 23, 2006 Meeting Minutes
Combined Community Meeting
Meeting Commenced: 6:00 pm
Adjourned: 8:10 pm
Ken Noble, Consultant
Jennifer Ashawasegai, Land Code Coordinator
Terry Bennett, Communications Assistant
|Edward Panamick Sr. (Council)
|Deborah Newton (Council)
|Carrie Lynn Bennett
|Genevieve Solomon Dubois
Ken Noble re-iterated the importance of the work on the draft land codes and progress. Also, the importance of keeping both on and off-reserve members informed of the process. He requested information on draft land codes be made available to off-reserve members.
Ken addressed some of the legal aspects, and will be speaking with Band lawyer Bill Taggart. Ken will also be working on some wording on specific clauses and is to report on it at a later meeting.
Terry reported that water boundaries and natural resources will have their findings in the spring.
Jennifer began reviewing codes with committee. Morris asked how laws are to be enforced after land code ratification. And that there needs to be community input into law-making.
Ken asked present Councillors how the current process works. Councillor Ed Panamick Sr. responded that its discussed at the Chief and Council level, who then pass a Band Council Resolution.
Review of Land Codes. Committee discussion around voting procedures and eligible voters. Ken mentioned we can invite a verifier to a meeting to discuss different processes.
Next meeting: December 12, 2006