First Nation Governance. Created and Presented by Sharon Meyer April 2014. Traditional Structures: Elders Councils Clan Mothers/ Grandmothers Longhouse Bundle Societies Hereditary Leaders Warrior Leaders . https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlA0NNCSKmc
Created and Presented by
Sharon Meyer April 2014
Clan Mothers/ Grandmothers
The speaker introduces the role of a hereditary Chief
The speaker introduces the clan system of governance
The elders of Muskeg Lake play several important roles within our community:
•Consulting – With the wisdom and experience they have gained in the course of a lifetime, our elders have much to offer in a consulting role, both with the Chief and Council, and with individuals and committees within the community.
•Being a spiritual presence at meetings – An elder attends each Chief and Council meeting to provide wisdom, insight and spiritual support.
•Sharing insight – Elders meet monthly to interact with one another, share their wisdom, and consult about all aspects of community.
•Teaching our grandchildren – Elders play an important role in passing on culture and knowledge to the community’s grandchildren, teaching Cree, talking about family trees, and providing positive cultural role models.
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