SSI's Mandate on Sahtu Enrolment
One of the mandates of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated is to uphold the rights, interest and benefits of the Sahtu Dene and Métis in reference to the Constitution Act, Treaty 11 and the Sahtu Dene and Métıs Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (SDMCLCA).
Pursuant to Chapter 4 of the SDMCLCA, the SSI is responsible for both the costs and the appointment of a seven-person Sahtu Enrolment Board (SEB) with one person representing each of the seven Aboriginal communities in the Sahtu region (see Appendix 1).
The responsibilities of the SEB include the following:
Accept applications and signed consent forms for enrolment.
Establish an Enrolment Registry and enter the names of each person eligible to be enrolled.
Maintain the Enrolment Registry
Maintain a record of applications for which enrolment was rejected.
Notify each applicant whose name has not been entered into the Enrolment Register of the reasons for the decision to refuse enrolment and of that applicant’s right to appeal any decision with respect to enrolment.
Remove from the Enrolment Register the names of persons who are not minors and who have notified the Board in writing that their name is to be removed, and the names of minors whose parent or guardian have notified the Board that the minor’s name is to be removed from the Register.
The SEB conducts meetings at least three times per year in the Sahtu region to review, approve, or decline applications for enrolment.
Sahtu Enrolment Board Responsibilities:
The Board is responsible for enrolling all eligible persons of Sahtu Dene or Métis ancestry in the SDMLCA and for publishing an Enrolment Registry once a year, listing all enrolled Participants.
Sahtu Enrolment Board
Board of Directors
Albertine Ayha, CHAIRPERSON
COLVILLE LAKE CONTACT
Hyacinthe Kochon, DIRECTOR
FORT GOOD HOPE DENE CONTACT
George Barnaby, DIRECTOR
FORT GOOD HOPE MÉTIS CONTACT
Charles McNeely, DIRECTOR
FORT NORMAN MÉTIS CONTACT
Valerie Kaufman, DIRECTOR
TULIT'A DENE CONTACT
Stella Bayha-Yallee, DIRECTOR
NORMAN WELLS CONTACT
Jackie McDonald, DIRECTOR
SAHTU ENROLMENT CONTACT
Goldie Modeste, Enrolment Coordinator, Sahtu Enrolment Office, Sahtu Secretariat Inc.
PO Box 155, Deline, NT X0E 0G0
Tel: (867) 589-4719 Email:
SEB Application Form