Resolution No. 2017-19 - Passed by Consensus

Elder and Youth Representation on Chief and Council

Whereas;  the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation values and respects the opinions and guidance of elders and 
		 youth in governing our First Nation and envisioning our future;

Whereas;  the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Constitution provides for an Elders Council as one of four 
		 branches of the VGFN government, to "advise the Council on all matters"; 

Whereas;  the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Constitution does not provide for an equivalent Youth Council;

Whereas;  the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Constitution provides for an elected Council consisting of 
		 one Chief and four Councillors, with a quorum of three;

Whereas;  there currently exists no mechanism or requirements of the Council to include the opinions 
		and guidance of elders and/or youth in the governance process:

Therefore Be It Resolved;	

1.	The Vuntut Gwitchin Government hold a special GA this year to make constitutional changes to
amend the VGFN Constitution, Article VIII - Council Composition, to include one elder and one 
youth representative on Council.

2.	The elder and the youth Council representatives will be elected positions.

3.	The elder and youth Council representatives will be made effective immediately.