Established by the Metis Settlement Act 1989 each Settlement is governed by a 5 person council who are elected by the membership of the community for a term of 3 years. Upon being elected into the council the positions of Chair Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and a board member are elected among themself.
The position of council members is a very challenging one with the many goals and obligation to secure local autonomy and economic self-sufficiency for the future generation of the community.Present and future council will continue to strive for these goals by working with the membership through community meetings by developing policy, by-laws and partnerships with different agency, business and service providers.
There are many organizations that the council governand listed below are just some of the examples;
William Jacknife Memorial Foundation Keepa
Kanata Cultural Society Humptys
EMS Construction Infinity
Current council members
Allan Wells (Chairmen)
Christopher Desjarlias (Vice-Chair)
Archie Collins (Treasurer)
Irene Zimmer (Secretary)
Sylvia Desjarlias (Councillor)
Phone: (780) 594-5028
Fax: (780) 594-5452