What is it?
Who is authorized to put laws in place?
- The Maa-nulth treaty and our Constitution outline laws that can be made for our Nation; all laws are subject to and must comply with our First Nation Constitution
- All laws enacted by our Nation will outline formal procedures in various areas and are binding on all citizens (unless otherwise specified)
How can laws be amended?
- Our Constitution sets out that our full Council is the "legislative" branch of our government with the authority to make (enact) laws
- Our Council will develop the process by which laws will be enacted, including, subject to our Constitution, the degree of consultation with membership and Ha'wiih that will be required
- Laws may be amended by Council in accordance with the approved process