Call for Committee Members (BON Lands Dept.)

Under the BON Land Management Code – Section 6 references the Terms of Reference for the establishment of a Lands Committee and further, the BON Land Advisory Committee (LAC)– Section 6.2 outlines the selection and appointment process for membership of the Committee.

The following Land Advisory Committee positions are open for interested BON members to apply:

  • Two (2) – On Reserve members
  • One (1) – Off-Reserve member
  • One (1) – Elders position
  • One (1) – Youth position

Duty and Responsibility of the BON Land Advisory Committee:

  1. Assist with the development of the land administration system; and
  2. Advise Council and its staff on matters respecting BON land matters; and
  3. Recommend land laws, resolution, policies, and practices respecting BON land to the Council; and
  4. Hold regular and special community meetings of members to discuss land issues and make recommendations to Council on resolution of these land issues; and
  5. To assist in the communication of land issues between Band Members and the Council; and
  6. To assist in the community approvals under the Land Code; and
  7. Or other duties delegated by resolution or Land Code.

LAC Membership Criteria:

  1. At least eighteen (18) years of age; and
  2. Are persons committed to the vision and mission statement of the BON Lands and Resources Department; and
  3. Have the ability to participate in LAC deliberations; and
  4. Are willing to respect other LAC members, share power in the group process and be comfortable informing the community, management, and elected leadership.

Following the established selection process, all applicants will be interviewed by a LAC Selection Committee. The interview may contain questions on the following areas and will also be considered in the selection process:

  1. Background in education, lands and resources, housing, and/or infrastructure management; and
  2. Knowledge of BON landscape, flora (plant) and fauna (animal) life; and
  3. Knowledge of BON reserve lands; and
  4. Experience in land use planning or historical land transactions; and
  5. Understanding of self-determination, self-governance and community empowerment.

Submit a letter of interest and/or resume to the BON Lands Department, Administration Office – 1 Anishinabe Way, Scanterbury, Manitoba R0E 1WO or email to bsmith@brokenheadojibwaynation no later than February 28, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

All eligible applicants will be notified by phone and/or email specifying the date and time for their interview.

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