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First Nations leaders hail longer terms, other voting changes – The Chronicle Herald

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015435 Views

April 13, 2015

The 13 First Nations bands in Nova Scotia are being asked to make some serious decisions before they cast ballots in a next election.

The First Nations Elections Act and the First Nations Elections Act regulations came into force across the country April 2.

Designed to support stronger, more stable and effective First Nations governments, the legislation promotes four-year terms for elected councils, a more rigorous nomination process and common election days.

“It’s another option as far as trying to change the Indian Act in regards to how elections are conducted in First Nations across the country,” said Millbrook Chief Robert Gloade, who hosted federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt on Friday to talk about the changes.

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