Administration Code Key Issue of Concern #2
UNINTENDED POWERS FOR COUNCIL
The proposed Code mandates that the Chief and Council will have “control over” Wahta Mohawk owned businesses, trusts and development corporations. As written, this provision seems to grant Chief and Council control over any business that is owned by a Wahta Mohawk member.
- Only First Nation (band owned) businesses can be controlled by Chief and Council
- The code also implies that council controls Trusts, only Trustees can fulfill this role by law
- If Chief and Council are named Directors in band owned businesses there is no exit plan within the code at the end of one’s 3 year term. This has proven to be ongoing and problematic for other First Nations
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