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 November 2023.
IMPORTANT! THIS IS A 2-STAGE PROCESS – 1) ELECTION (SEE ELIGIBILITY BELOW), 2) REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE (SEE ELIGIBILITY BELOW). OF SPECIAL NOTE IS COMPLIANCE WITH CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY. THOSE CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR ELECTION ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE BTDH BY-LAW/CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY (REQUEST FROM CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER) 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.
STAGE 1 ELECTION
ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR ELECTION AS CLASS “A” DIRECTOR
- Individual Class “A” Member, whether living on or off the Reserve
- Must be an individual and be twenty-one (21) years of age or over
- Must be on the Blood Tribe Administration’s list of members on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
- Must never have held the status of “bankrupt” or been declared by incapable by any Court
- Not be an employee of BTDH or any of its Entities, or of the Blood Tribe Administration
- 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
Receive votes that qualify the top candidate in Class “A” By-Election
STAGE 2 REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY
ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE AS A CLASS “A” DIRECTOR
- Comply with Conflict of Interest Policies of Board of BTDH
- Receive a “Letter of Acknowledgement” from the BTDH Board Chairperson
- Submit a “Letter of Acceptance” in accordance with Schedule “1” of BTDH By-Law
- Swear an “Oath of Confidentiality” in accordance with Schedule “2” of BTDH By-Law
- Undergo a “Police Information Check” 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.
To be included in the application.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Board of Directors of the BTDH is responsible by law to supervise the management of the activities and affairs of BTDH, and in carrying out its mandate, the Board assumes accountability for the governance of BTDH. In order to achieve this, Board members must command the confidence and respect of the public by establishing and maintaining a reputation for integrity and high standards of ethics.
CLOSING DATE FOR LETTER OF INTEREST TO STAND FOR ELECTION TO THE BTDH:
Applications may be picked up at the BTDH Administration Office. All contents of the application must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope and received by the Chief Electoral Officer no later than Friday November 4, 2022 at 4:00pm to the following:
Aloyuisius Black Water, Chief Electoral Officer; Ph: (587) 220-7474; firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Blood Tribe Department of Health; P.O. Box 229 Standoff, AB T0L1Y0
Notice of Election will be posted no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Elections will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 between the hours of 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. POLLING PLACES: BTDH Inc. Kainai Continuing Care Centre (Great Hall); Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society (Lethbridge, AB.). 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.