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CALL FOR NOMINATION CLASS “A” DIRECTOR

BY-ELECTION

 The Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. (BTDH) is now accepting applications from interested Blood Tribe Members to serve as a Member of one (1) Class “A” BTDH Board of Director for a term ending September 19, 2019.

CLASS “A” MEMBER

Class “A” Members are those members of the Blood Tribe as defined under the Blood Tribe Membership Code, 2000 who are eligible to vote in accordance with the Kainaiwa/Blood Tribe Election Bylaw, 1995, excluding members of Chief and Council (who are Class “B” Members).

BOARD OF DIRECTOR

The Class “A” Member with the highest number of votes at the Election shall, if they meet eligibility requirements as set out in the By-Law and are ratified by the Board, be appointed as Class “A” Director.

ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR ELECTION AS CLASS “A” DIRECTOR

  1. Individual Class “A” Member, whether living on or off the Reserve
  2. Must be an individual and be twenty-one (21) years of age or over
  3. Must be on the Blood Tribe Administration’s list of members on June 6, 2017 (Record Date)
  4. Must never have held the status of “bankrupt” or been declared by incapable by any Court
  5. Not be an employee of BTDH or any of its Entities, or of the Blood Tribe Administration
  6. Must not have been terminated from the Board for lack of attendance – or suspended from the Board in accordance with By-Laws

ELIGIBILITY TO BE A CLASS “A” DIRECTOR

  1. Receive top vote in Class “A” By-Election

ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE AS A CLASS “A” DIRECTOR

  1. Comply with Conflict of Interest Policies of Board of BTDH
  2. Receive a “Letter of Acknowledgement” from the BTDH Board Chairperson
  3. Submit a “Letter of Acceptance” in accordance with Schedule “1” of BTDH By-Law
  4. Swear an “Oath of Confidentiality” in accordance with Schedule “2” of BTDH By-Law
  5. Undergo a “Police Information Check” with Blood Tribe Police Services and consent to disclosure to the Board of BTDH of any criminal record, pending and outstanding charges, outstanding warrants for arrest, any records of not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder, any judicial orders in effect (e.g., probation orders, peace bonds, recognizances with conditions), and vulnerable sector records, which disclosure shall be satisfactory to the Board at its sole discretion.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Purposes of the Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. are to:

  1. Improve the quality of health on the Blood Indian Reserve;
  2. Promote the health education for the members of the Blood Tribe;
  3. Initiate, develop, establish and maintain policies, procedures, projects, programs and any other activities and initiatives relating directly or indirectly to the betterment of health and health-care services of the Blood Tribe.

POLLING PLACES

Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. Kainai Continuing Care Centre (Great Hall)

Sik-Ooh-Kotok Friendship Society (1709 2 Ave South, Lethbridge AB)

CLOSING DATE FOR LETTER OF INTEREST TO STAND FOR ELECTION TO THE BTDH:

All applicants must be submitted in writing including contact information in a sealed envelope no later than Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to the following:

Francis First Charger, Chief Electoral Officer
c/o Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc.
P.O. Box 229
Standoff, AB T0L 1Y0

ELECTIONS:

Notice of Election will be posted on Tuesday June 6, 2017.

Elections will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 between the hours of 11:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Upon completion of the counting of the ballots, the candidate with the highest number of votes shall be publicly declared and the results shall be posted on the Reserve and published in newspapers.