As Per Binche Whut’en Election Code
Are you interested in serving on the Election Appeal Committee?
Please send a letter expressing your interest and brief resume to the Binche Senior Administrator;
Kelley M. Williams
PO Box 2039
Fort St James V0J1P0
or by email to:
The elections for the first Binche Whut’en Chief and Council will be held on January 7th, 2020 at the earliest. Voting will be done either online, or through mail in ballot. The polling station will be located at the Binche Community Centre, starting at 8:00am to 8:00pm. The eligible voters list has been posted at the Binche Community Centre. Eligible voters must be a registered member of Binche Whut’en, and be at least 18 years of age as of January 7th, 2020.
A Nomination Meeting will occur December 16th at the Binche Community Centre from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Nominations will be open for the following positions:
- One (1) Chief (on-Reserve resident);
- Four (4) Councillors (on-Reserve residents), one of whom will be a Youth Councillor and one will be an Elder Councillor. There will be 2 on-reserve General Councillors.
- One (1) Councillor (off-Reserve resident)
Electoral Officer Contact Information:
Phone #: 778-300-2485
Fax #: 778-300-2507
P.O. Box: 2039
Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0
Attached below you will find a copy of our election code, as well as our election schedule. You will also find a questionnaire that was handed out during the last meeting. We would appreciate your feedback. Answers can be dropped off at the Binche Community Centre. An eligible voters list as been posted at the Binche Community Centre.
We will be having a Band Member’s meeting, November 10th at the Binche Community Center, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. below you will find links to the Agenda and the final draft of the election code. Those who wish for a link to the video conference, let me know.
- Take Home Naloxone Training is offered to you at your convenience in the comfort of your home, at your organization/work location and at the health centre.
- 1 to 1 ½ hour (depends on number of people in training.)
- Training includes; a quiz, a power point presentation with a video on how to recognize an overdose and how to use the naloxone kit. (You will practice using the kit and receive a free kit.)
- We also have additional information on Fentanyl/Naloxone/overdoses and can chat about other health questions you may have.
- We can share stories and learn from one another.
If you are interested and would like more information from Nadine or Denyse please post your name on the “Contact info” sheet or call the health centre at: 250-648-3350. We can visit you either during the day or do evening training.
- Tl’azt’en Nation Health Center:
April 30th from 4 to 6pm (everyone welcome)
- Nancy Tom Health Center:
May 1st from 1 to 3pm (everyone welcome)
Below you will find links to post-separation statement of consent forms for transferring to Binche Whut’en. These forms are different than the previous statement of consent forms, as these one’s require a Band Council Resolution. These are not only open to Tl’azt’en members wishing to transfer to Binche Whut’en, but for anyone from any other band wishing to transfer to Binche Whut’en. This process normally takes about 6 months, but INAC has approved the expediting of these documents temporarily so anyone who missed out on the previous process can still transfer to Binche in a timely matter. Keep in mind this is only temporary. After this expedited process ends, we’ll revert back to the normal 6 month process. For minor consent forms we still require signatures from both parents. Copies of legal documents for custody or record of death must be provided if the other parent is not available to sign, or legal guardianship documents must be provided. If you can not contact the other parent for other reasons, a Statement in Lieu of Parent Signature form must be signed. Right now we are prioritizing reaching out and getting these documents filled.
If you require assistance, or want to confirm you, or your family are on the Binche band list, you may contact me at the Binche Band Office at 250-648-3232, or my direct line at 778-300-2485. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax me at 1-778-300-2507
Unfortunately we require originals, so emailed or faxed documents will not be excepted. You can print out these documents, fill them out, then mail to the following address.
204 Mandine Dr. PO Box 2039
Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0