A constitution is a membership’s declaration of shared beliefs and core values.
A constitution defines the membership as an aspiring community with its own history, culture and language.
A constitution states clearly how the membership will choose their leaders, who will make decisions on their behalf.
A constitution defines what roles and principles will guide the exercise of decision-making that the elected leaders will have. A constitution states clearly that the elected leaders are held to a high standard of accountability for the “trust” they hold.
A constitution gives responsibility to the elected leaders to make law which are enabling and safeguards the well-being of member’s and their rights
A constitution is the fundamental law of the community in which all other local laws are rooted.
A constitution is the membership’s collective agreement to seek out advanced citizenship far into the future.
VALUES & BELIEFS - Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Well-being -The Anishinabek Seven Grandfather Teachings – To cherish knowledge is to know WISDOM To know LOVE is to know peace To honour all of creation is to have RESPECT BRAVERY in to face the foe with integrity HONESTY in facing a situation is to be brave HUMILITY is to know yourself as a sacred part of creation TRUTH is to know all of these things