Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Notice of On Reserve Trustee General Election

Notice is hereby given that a On Reserve Trustee General Election of four (4) On-Reserve Trustee’s for the LPFN Trust will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Long Plain Spirit Lodge. Voting Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm and the ballot count will start at 8:15 p.m.

Nomination Form & Criminal Records Check Forms can be picked up at the LPFN Ad-ministration office during regular business hours: Monday through Friday between 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Also at the Rufus Prince Building, located at Room 210/ 5000 Crest Road West during regular business hours: Monday through Friday between 8:30 – 4:30 pm.

Please be aware that criminal record checks should be done as soon as possible and can be completed through the Long Plain DOPS Detachment Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at a cost of $10.50. Please be advised two (2) pieces of Identification are need-ed to process the Criminal Records Check.

Completed Nominations Forms and attached completed Criminal Record Checks must be sealed and hand delivered to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on May 16/2018 at the LPFN Administration Boardroom from 8:30am till 4:30 pm. Only the CEO can receive the Nomination documents. Candidates will be posted May 17/2018.

All candidates shall be required to participate in a Public Forum, which has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Long Plain Spirit Lodge, starting promptly at 6:00 pm.

Requirements for Candidacy:
In order for an eligible Tribal Member to be nominated as a candidate for On-Reserve Trustee, he/she must submit the Nomination Form, which shall contain the following;

  • The signatures of no fewer than two (2) Eligible On-Reserve Tribal Members oth-er than the candidate named therein supporting the candidate;
  • Biographical information accurately describing the candidate’s background, proof of residence and details of any qualifications outlined in the LPFN Trustee Election Act;
  • Acknowledgement in writing of the candidate’s acceptance of the nomination and undertaking, if elected, to discharge his/her duties in accordance with the obligations imposed by the law and Trust Agreement.
  • Completed Criminal Records Check to be filled out in accordance with Article 12.6 of the Trust Agreement.
  • The original nomination and forms must be hand delivered to the CEO at the LPFN Administration Boardroom between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30 pm, May 16/2018 .
  • The Chief Electoral Officer shall reject nominations not meeting the requirements of Article 5.3 which state that the candidates should be People of good character, and must possess a working knowledge of English. Candidates born after January 1, 1965 must also have completed a minimum of a Grade 10 education or its equivalent.
  • As per Article 5.1 of the Trustees’ Election Act Candidates for Trustees must be ordinarily resident in the area for which he or she is running (On-Reserve resident)

Any questions concerning the By-Election for the On-Reserve Trustee should be directed to Kathryn Myran, Chief Electoral Officer, Ph: 204– 252-3420 Email: kathrynmyran@gmail.com

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A signatory to Treaty 1, 1871 (Adhesion Treaty of June 20, 1876) Long Plain First Nation is an Ojibway and Dakota community in the central plains region of Manitoba.

 

The Long Plain population is over 4,500 and is comprised of 3 reserves of which 2 are urban. The urban reserves are situated along the city limits of Portage la Prairie and in the City of Winnipeg.

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