By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Alexander – Elections were held at Alexander First Nation Aug. 11 for Chief and six councillors. Chief Herb Arcand replaces Chief Allen Paul. Alexander’s six other members of council will be made up of two incumbent councillors, Bernard Paul and Kurt Burnstick, and newcomers Armand Arcand, Curtis Arcand, Marty Jr. Arcand and Marcel Arcand.
Alexander First Nation’s elections are governed by its own Band Custom Election Law. Chief and Council serve a three-year term, and are collectively directly accountable to the band membership for Alexander’s success in carrying out the mission and vision and for the conduct of its affairs.
Chief and Council act as a policy governing board whose authority comes from federal laws and regulations governing First Nations. Alexander’s written bylaws establish policies and procedures. The Chief and Council provide overall leadership and direction to the Alexander First Nation.
Alexander First Nation’s website identifies that their mission is “to provide physical, emotional and mental well being for every member of the community through the provision of quality health, social, cultural, economic employment training and education programs and opportunities.”
Details on vote tallies from last Thursday’s election were not available by MorinvilleNews.com deadline.