If each First Nation reaches a final agreement, it also reaches a Self-Management Agreement (LMS). This agreement is set out in Chapter 24 of the Umbrella Final Agreement and sets out the powers, powers and responsibilities of each First Nation government. The agreements provide funding that will support the delivery of programs and services at the First Nation level. Under the LMS, the First Nation now has the authority to enact and pass laws concerning its country and its citizens, collect taxes, oversee municipal planning, and manage or co-manage lands and resources. Each First Nation will have a Constitution that will contain the membership code, create governing bodies and provide for its powers and protect the rights and freedoms of citizens. As self-governing bodies, First Nations are not prevented from asserting the rights of a Canadian citizen or business. To date, 11 First Nations have entered into self-management agreements. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation was self-managed in July 1997. The registered population of First Nation members is approximately 500, half of whom live outside the community. With self-government, the First Nation has the opportunity to legislate on its lands and on behalf of its citizens and also has the ability to take over the delivery of programs and services to its members. (Source) Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation has traditional decision-making institutions and practices and wishes to integrate these institutions and practices into a contemporary form of government.
Little Salmon / Carmacks First Nation are committed to promoting opportunities for the well-being of citizens equivalent to those of other Canadians and to providing all citizens with basic public services of adequate quality. You can find the self-management agreement for a particular nation by visiting its site: we, the people of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, have written in this document our traditions and values, principles and beliefs about how we want to govern ourselves. This document is based on respect for the teachings of our elders. He will govern our leaders and be a guide for our children, who are our future. This document is the basis of our laws and governments. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation uses clan Moieties of the Wolf and Crow, and they are a matriarchal people; the children follow the clan of the mother and grandmother. The Little Salmon / Carmacks First Nation are part of the northern Tutchone language and cultural grouping and are therefore closely related to the First Nations: Mayo – Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation and Pelly Crossing – Selkirk First Nation. The three First Nations are formally linked by the Northern Tutchone Tribal Council, an organization that is responsible for certain programs and services that have a common interest and concern for the three First Nations. The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Personnel Policy Manual has been drafted in such a way that it can be easily amended if necessary. It includes labour standards and workers` rights and benefits, which are competitive with federal and territorial labour legislation. This agreement is the Yukon First Nation Final Agreement for little Salmon/ Carmacks First Nation. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation is one of 14 Yukon First Nations with a membership of 670 citizens.
The First Nation holds elections every four years for its single Chief and six Council members, these numbers within Chief and Council are an older member and a teenage member: these Council members are chosen by their respective councils. . . .