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Liidlii Kue First Nations Council
Roles and Responsibilities

Mission Statement

Liidlii Kue the First Nation LANDS are the cornerstone of Self-Government and the basis of out Cultural, Spiritual and Economic Well-Being.
Council is entrusted to build upon the experience of our forefathers and adapt to modern ways.

By assimilating knowledge, improved understanding of out LANDS, Administer wisely to ensure fair, efficient, wise Resource Development now and for the future.

The Liidlii Kue First Nation Council acts on behalf of the membership and are accountable to the membership. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they attend every general meeting. Decisions are made my Council as a whole; so it is vital that members be present, not only to vote, but to provide their input when matters are being discussed.

Traditional Dene laws, values and principles are embedded in Liidlii Kue First Nation roles and responsibilities and governance practices.

Dene Laws:

  1. Share what you have.
  2. Be respectful of Elders and everything around you.
  3. sleep at night and work during the day.
  4. do not worry.
  5. Be polite and do not argue with others.
  6. Help each other.
  7. Love each other.
  8. Children behave respectfully.
  9. Pass on this teaching.
  10. Be happy at all times.

Specific LKFN Responsibilities 

  • Advocacy and protection of Treaty 11 and Aboriginal Rights.
  • Developing and establishing Policies to govern the First Nation.
  • Lands and Membership Management.
  • Resource Development and Management.
  • Economic Development Management.
  • Goals and Objectives for the organization.
  • Establishing the organizations mission or purpose.
  • Ensuring effective planning.
  • Establishing effective policies.
  • Enhancing Public Image for the organization.
  • Ensuring Legal and Ethical integrity and accountability.
  • Recruiting and orienting new members of Council and assessing performance. 

While reviewing the following information regarding the specific responsibilities of Council, remember that Council can have over-riding responsibility but does no necessarily do the actual work. In fact, the Council(s) primary role is to provide direction, guidance, and support. 

All direction is given to the Executive Director, who has been designated for specific duties for Council and will manage on behalf of the Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Council. 

Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Membership are referred to the Chief who is elected to deal with Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Membership and to act on behalf of Council and deal with issues that require immediate attention.