Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Development of Constitution

Development of a Constitution for the People of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Alexis Chief & Council met with Alexis elders, members and youth to discuss the development of a Constitution.

The leadership is proposing to establish a Constitution to protect the nations lands, resources and interests. This is the first meeting of many.

The leadership invites elders, youth and members to join the conversation.

PHASE 1

Prayer Intentions & Ceremony

PHASE 2

Community Meetings & Discussions with Elders & Members

PHASE 3

Isga Translations & Drafting of Constitution

PHASE 4

Review with Members & Revisions

PHASE 5

Final Review & Community Referendum

FINAL

Community Ceremony & Celebration Implementation


Questions for Community Information Meetings:

  1. Who are we?
  2. What are our beliefs, values and principles as a community?
  3. What information can we share in the constitution?
  4. How will we transfer knowledge not within the constitution for our children and future?
  5. How would Constitution be said in Isga?


How can members be part of the process?

  • Join the conversation.
  • Educate yourself on constitutions.
    • Research stories from other nations and tribes
    • Contact other nations that have constitutions and ask them questions about what is working, and what is not
    • Share your feedback.
  • Visit the Knowledge Keepers and ask them about our history.
  • Attend community meetings.
  • Help make decisions.
  • Share the information with your family.
  • Participate and vote at the referendum.



For more information contact:
Band Councillor Hank Alexis Or Deanne Kasokeo, LLB, ANSN Legal Counsel
at the Band Office: 780-967-2225
Or email Deanne at dkasokeo@ansn.ca