shíshálh Nation Self-Government Act
Marginal note:Elements of constitution
10 (1) The constitution of the Band shall be in writing and may
(a) establish the composition of the Council, the term of office and tenure of its members and procedures relating to the election of Council members;
(b) establish the procedures or processes to be followed by the Council in exercising the Band’s powers and carrying out its duties;
(c) provide for a system of financial accountability of the Council to the members of the Band, including audit arrangements and the publication of financial reports;
(d) include a membership code for the Band;
(e) establish rules and procedures relating to the holding of referenda referred to in section 12 or subsection 21(3) or provided for in the constitution of the Band;
(f) establish rules and procedures to be followed in respect of the disposition of rights and interests in Sechelt lands;
(g) set out specific legislative powers of the Council selected from among the general classes of matters set out in section 14; and
(h) provide for any other matters relating to the government of the Band, its members or Sechelt lands.
Marginal note:Membership code
(2) A membership code established in the constitution of the Band shall respect rights to membership in the Indian Act Sechelt band acquired under the Indian Act immediately prior to the establishment of that code.
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