Deline is recruiting 3 members for its newly formed Justice Council

The Deline Got'ine Government's ceremonial drum is prominently displayed during a self-government recognition ceremony last year in Deline. (Garrett Hinchey/CBC)The Deline Got'ine Government's ceremonial drum is prominently displayed during a self-government recognition ceremony last year in Deline. (Garrett Hinchey/CBC)

Independent Justice Council is part of the Deline Got'ine self-government implementation

By Melinda Trochu, CBC News Posted: Nov 03, 2017 3:00 AM CT Last Updated: Nov 03, 2017 3:00 AM CT

The Deline Got'ine government expects to have a Justice Council — the Dene K'a Dats'eredi Ke — up and running next month, and is looking for three "reliable, responsible and qualified" members to sit on it for a four-year term.

"It's exciting," says Cathy Taylor, justice manager for the Deline Got'ine government. Taylor says the independent Justice Council is new and part of the Deline self-government implementation. It's designed to play an important role in resolving internal government disputes, among other functions, she said.

Taylor said council members will provide legislative support services, and handle complaint or dispute inquiries. If members of the council come to believe a law is not working, they will be able to propose changes to leaders, and "take it back to the community and do a public consultation."

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