THE CHIEF AND DEPUTY-CHIEF

Pursuant to section 9 of the Constitution of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Ta’an Kwäch’än Citizens elect a Chief and Deputy-Chief every three years.

Chief Kristina Kane and Deputy-Chief Michelle Telep were elected on 19 October 2015. The responsibilities of the Chief and Deputy-Chief are set out in sections 9.5 and 9.6 of the Constitution and in the statutes of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Chief Kristina Kane and Deputy-Chief Michelle Telep at Swearing In Ceremony, 21 October 2012

Chief Kristina Kane and Deputy Chief Michelle Telep at Swearing In Ceremony, 21 October 2012

Elections Act (Ta’an Kwäch’än Council)

Contact:
Chief Kristina Kane
Deputy-Chief Michelle Telep

Council Members

Pursuant to section 8 of the Constitution of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, the Council is the lawmaking branch of the Government of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. The Council is composed of the Chief, Deputy-Chief and nine Family Directors who may either be appointed or elected by five traditional Ta’an Kwäch’än families. The official way of the operations and business of the Council is prescribed in the Rules of Procedure for the Board.

In accordance with sections 8.4, 8.10 and 8.14 of Constitution of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, a Council Member must be a citizen of a traditional Ta’an Kwäch’än family, must be at least sixteen years of age, must reside within the traditional territory or surrounding area of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, and must not have a criminal record of an indictable offence or the offence of theft, fraud, or false pretences.

Current Council Members

Kristina Kane, Chief
Michelle Telep, Deputy-Chief
Councillor Diane Graham
Councillor Coralee Johns
Councillor  John S. Bunbury
Councillor Carol Chambers Boss
Councillor Conrad Jack
Councillor Roberta Auston
Councillor Bengie Clethero
Councillor Christina Peters
Councillor Alison Harpe