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Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Council
Role and Responsibilities

Mission Statement

“We, the Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Got’ine, guided by Dene principles and values, will be educated, proud, strong, unified, strong, self-sufficient, and self-governing people who respect our culture, language, youth, elders, and each others’ voices and spirituality as we are the keepers of our traditional lands and peoples’ health forever”.

Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation council works within the community and within the Dehcho First Nation and the Dehcho Process towards the goal of Self-Government. The goal is to ensure the cultural, spiritual and economic well-being of all of our members.

The council is entrusted to build upon the experience of our forefathers and adapt to modern ways. By assimilating knowledge, improved understanding of out lands,

The Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ 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 Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ 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 Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation 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 not 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 Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Council. 

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