O'CHIESE FIRST NATION

BOX 1570 - ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA       T4T 1B2

PHONE: (403) 989-3943 • FAX: (403) 989-3795 • TOLL FREE: 1-888-256-3884

   

   

April 1, 2014

   

   

   

To O'Chiese First Nation Band members:

   

   

Re: Process for Selection of New Trustees____________________________________________

   

   

Please be advised that this is a letter of notice to the members of the OChiese First Nation that we are in the process of selecting RBC Trustees   (2) through an informal election procedure on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

   

The term of the past Nation Trustees for the O'Chiese Settlement Trust expired at the end of June

2014. We have set Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 as a date for deadline for Nominations (form

attached) to elect 2 new trustees.

   

In order to have the new Nation Trustees for the Trust appointed by Council or elected by the membership, as the case may be; The Trust Agreement states the following regarding

Trustee selection and appointment or election of the Individual (or Nation) Trustees:

   

                                                    *Number of Trustees. There shall be 1 Corporate Trustee and such number

of Individual Trustees as are from time to time appointed or elected.

   

  •                                                     *Term of Office for Individual Trustees. The term of each of the Individual

Trustee is 3 years.

   

  •                                                     *Appointment / Election of Successor Individual Trustees. Band Council

may appoint 2 individuals to fill 2 Individual Trustee vacancies; the Members may elect 2

individuals to fill 2 Individual Trustee vacancies.

   

  •                                                     *Qualifications of Individual Trustees. Appointment or election of Individual

Trustees is restricted as follows:

   

  1.                                1)   all Individual Trustees must be Members;
  2.                                2) Council Members may not be appointed or elected as Individual Trustees; if a

person has served 2 full terms (6 years) as an Individual Trustee, he or she may not be appointed or elected as an Individual Trustee until he or she has been out of office for at least 2 terms (6 years);   

3) no person under the age of thirty (30) or over the age of seventy (70) may be appointed

or elected as an Individual Trustee;

4) no person may be appointed or elected as an Individual Trustee if he or she is an

undischarged bankrupt: and

5) no person may be appointed or elected as an Individual Trustee if he or she has been

convicted of fraud or theft or any other offence under Part IX or X of the Criminal Code.

   

Please drop off all original nomination forms to:

                                                        Attention: Allan Littlejohn

                                                        Address as indicated above on letterhead or drop off at band office with Front Reception

   

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the nomination and or election procedure or simply the role of a trustee please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at 403- 989- 3943 (cell 403-845-0710) or correspond by e-mail (allan@ocfn.ca)

   

Thank you and good luck to nominees

   

   

Sincerely,

   

   

   

Allan Littlejohn, Band Administrator

cc.                    Darren Whitford, Chief, O'Chiese First Nation