Sawridge First Nation, Slave Lake, AB T0G, Canada, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Slave Lake, AB T0G, Canada
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Referendum (Distribution of First Nation Money - Transactions, involving interests in Sawridge lands)
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 16: Management of First Nation Money

Distribution of First Nation Money to Members

(5) The proposal of any Law of the First Nation dealing with the per capita distribution of First Nation Money may be made only by the Council.

(6) The Council may propose to any General Assembly a Law of the First Nation providing that First Nation Money be distributed on an equal per capita basis to the Members of the First Nation or any other proposal for equitable distribution, provided that the Council may not propose a distribution if such distribution would, together with all the distributions made in the previous twenty-four months, exceed five percent (5%) of all of the First Nation Money that is held at the time of such distribution, unless such distribution has been approved by ninety percent (90%) of the votes cast both by Electors of the First Nation who are Residents and by Electors of the First Nation who are not residents, voting in separate referendums, held for the purpose of approving that distribution and in each of which ninety percent (90%) of the Electors participate. No Member shall receive more than one a per capita share of such distribution.

Article 19: Interests in Sawridge Lands

19.(1) The following transactions, involving interests in Sawridge lands require approval by ninety percent (90%) of the votes cast by Electors of the First Nation, voting in a referendum held for the purpose of approving any of these transactions and in which at least ninety percent (90%) of the Electors participated:

a) any sale, transfer, or surrender of any lands or resources;

b) a mortgage or charge;

c) the grant of an interest for a term exceeding forty-nine years and

d) the grant to a Member of any interest other than a grant for personal residential purposes.

References: Constitution of the Sawridge First Nation (accessed 26 October 2017)

Subject Matter:

To propose a distribution of First Nation Money, if such distribution would, together with all the distributions made in the previous twenty-four months, exceed five percent (5%) of all of the First Nation Money that is held at the time of such distribution. /Transactions, involving interests in Sawridge lands

Actors

Author:
Council
Initiator:
General Assembly
Decision maker:
First Nation electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
90% participation
Approval Quorum:
90% of electorate In case of distribution of First Nation Money, the electorate is defined as: "Electors of the First Nation who are not residents, voting in separate referendums"
Geographical Quorum:
In case of distribution of First Nation Money, the electorate is defined as: "Electors of the First Nation who are not residents, voting in separate referendums"
Excluded Issues:
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