The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC)

 

Stephen Traynor

Regional Director General

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada


Chief Nelson Genaille

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN)

TLEC Board of Directors - President of Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba (TLEC)


Angie Bruce

Deputy Minister of Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations (INR)

Deputy Minister of Manitoba Municipal Relations

  


The Establishment of the Senior Advisory Committee

 

Part VI - Article 34 - Section 34.10 - Subsections (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) of the 1997 Manitoba Framework Agreement (MFA) :

34.10 Establishment of the Senior Advisory Committee

(1) A Senior Advisory Committee representing the parties will be established consisting of:

(a) the President of the TLE Committee for the TLE Committee;

(b) the Regional Director General (Manitoba Region) or the Assistant Deputy Minister (Claims and Indian Government) of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for Canada; and

(c) the Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs for Manitoba.

(2) One member of the Council of an Entitlement First Nation specifically affected by an issue or matter in dispute may also participate in any meetings of the Senior Advisory Committee at which that issue or matter in dispute is addressed.

(3) A meeting of the Senior Advisory Committee shall not be held without all members in attendance, unless a member not in attendance has agreed otherwise.

(4) Decisions of the Senior Advisory Committee shall be by consensus of all of the members in attendance.

(5) Where the Senior Advisory Committee makes a decision on a means to resolve an issue or matter in dispute, the Senior Advisory Committee will set out in writing the decision and will send it to the Chairperson who will record the decision in the minutes or records of the Implementation Monitoring Committee.

(6) Where the Senior Advisory Committee does not make a decision on a means to resolve an issue or matter in dispute within the time period proposed by the Chairperson or such longer time period as the Senior Advisory Committee may agree, the Senior Advisory Committee will give notice in writing to the Chairperson who will record in the minutes or records of the Implementation Monitoring Committee:

(a) that the Senior Advisory Committee has not made a decision on a means to resolve the issue or matter in dispute; and

(b) the appropriate dispute resolution mechanism to be used to resolve the issue or matter in dispute in accordance with Section 35.02 of the MFA, where the Senior Advisory Committee agrees on the mechanism to be used.

(7) Where the Chairperson receives a notice from the Senior Advisory Committee the Implementation Monitoring Committee will, within 30 days of notice from the Senior Advisory Committee:

(a) where there is an agreement among the members of the Senior Advisory Committee on the appropriate method of dispute resolution to be used, refer the issue or matter in dispute to be resolved in accordance with that agreement; or

(b) where there is no agreement among the members of the Senior Advisory Committee on the appropriate method of dispute resolution to be used, refer the matter to an appropriate method of dispute resolution in accordance with Section 35.02 of the MFA.

(8) Where the Implementation Monitoring Committee does not refer the issue or matter in dispute to an appropriate dispute resolution process within 30 days, the Chairperson shall, within 30 days, refer the issue or matter in dispute to an Adjudicator to be resolved in accordance with Section 35.02 of the MFA.