Organization Profile - Cree-Naskapi Commission

Cree-Naskapi Commission

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Cree-Naskapi Commission is an independent body established in June 1984 under section 158 of the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act. The role of the Cree-Naskapi Commission is to receive and consider the complaint of any interested person respecting the implementation of the Act and to report its conclusions and recommendations to the interested parties and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act

The Commission consists of a maximum of three individuals appointed by the GIC on the recommendation of the Cree Regional Authority and the Naskapi Band for a renewable term of two years. A member may be removed for cause. The GIC shall designate one member of the Commission as Chairman.

A Council member, officer, employee or agent of a band is not eligible to be appointed.

If a member dies, resigns or is removed for cause, a new member shall be appointed for the duration of the unexpired term.

If a member is absent or incapacitated, the GIC may, on the recommendation of the Cree Regional Authority and the Naskapi Band, appoint a temporary substitute member on such terms as are fixed by the GIC.

Within six months after the fifth anniversary of the coming into force of this Part, the Governor in Council shall appoint a person or persons to inquire into the powers, duties and operation of the Commission.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A council member, officer, employee or agent of a band is not eligible to be appointed or to continue to serve as a member of the Commission.

Quorum

All members.

Remuneration

Chairman and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($365 - $430)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($365 - $430)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman and Member
Saunders, Richard
Renfrew, Ontario
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2019-04-11
Part-time Members
Awashish, Philip
Mistissini, Quebec
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2019-04-11
Kanatewat, Robert
Chisasibi, Quebec
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2019-04-11