CHAMPAGNE AND AISHIHIK FIRST NATIONS CITIZENSHIP CODE (2012)
Whereas the ancestors of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations have occupied the lands now known as the south-west and central portions of the Yukon Territory and north-western British Columbia since time immemorial; Whereas the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations consider the control of citizenship to be their fundamental duty and responsibility; Therefore the General Assembly of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations adopts the following Citizenship Code:
In this Citizenship Code, “Citizen” means a person whose name is on the Citizenship List. “Citizenship List” means the list of Citizens which is maintained by the government; “First Nations Council” means the Chief and four Councilors at large, one Elders Councillor and one Youth Councillor; “Registrar” means the officer of the First Nations government who is responsible for maintaining the Citizenship List.
1. Subject to sections 3 and 5, the following persons shall be deem to be Citizens:
a) Any person whose name appears on the Citizenship List held by the Registrar as of July 21, 2000;
b) Any person who is a beneficiary of a Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Land Claim Agreement or Treaty; and
c) Any Person who is deemed by the First Nations Council to be a Citizen;
2. A person is not entitled to be enrolled as a Citizen if that person is a citizen or register member of another First Nations in Canada.
JURISDICTION OF THE FIRST NATIONS COUNCIL
3. a) The First Nations Council shall have the sole jurisdiction in the determination of citizenship and any procedural and legislative matters in relation to citizenship under this Schedule.
b) The establisment of any procedural or legislative matters shall ensure that the determination of Citizenship is undertaken in a timely manner and establish processes that ensure procedural fairness.
FIRST NATIONS ALLEGIANCE
4. Every new Citizen, after July 21, 2000, must pledge an appropriate Oath of Allegiance to the First Nations, which shall be administered by the Elder’s Council.
TERMINATION OF CITIZENSHIP
5. Any citizen may terminate his or her citizenship upon written application to the First Nations Council .