FNFN Land Code Conflict of Interest A NEW SURVEY (about siblings-in-law)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017




This Part applies only to a Conflict of Interest relating to the management and administration of Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) Reserve Lands, Natural Resources, or revenues arising from said lands.  This applies to all Council Members of the FNFN and to all members of Council Committees and Boards, all officers, employees, the Lands Governance Authority, and to all contractors of the FNFN.

"Apparent Conflict of Interest" whereby a reasonably well informed person would perceive that the Individual's ability to exercise a power or perform a duty or function of their office or position is affected by the Individual's private interests.

“Committee” means a Committee that is acting on delegated authority of the Council. (Examples: Economic Development Committee, Community Education Authority)

”Conflict of Interest” any situation whereby the Individual or a member of their immediate family has a personal or business interest in a transaction under consideration by authorized representatives of the FNFN.  A Conflict of Interest occurs when an elected official or fiduciary who, contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act for the benefit of the Nation, exploits the relationship for personal benefit. 

“Immediate family member” is defined as (a) spouse or common-law partner, (b) their or their spouse’s / common-law partner’s child, (c) their or their spouse’s / common-law partner’s parent, (d) their or their partner’s grandparents, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew.

“Individual” means a person holding a Council position, an Employee, a Committee Member, a Land Authority Member, and a Contractor.

“Private interests” mean the Individual’s personal and business interests and includes the personal and business interests of immediate family members.


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