CONFLICT OF INTEREST – THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL OF A FIRST NATION

Those in attendance will learn:

  • What is a conflict of interest?
    • What is a pecuniary interest?
    • What is indirect pecuniary interest?
    • What is a non-pecuniary interest?
  • What you should do when think that you have a conflict of interest?
  • If a fellow Councillor has a conflict of interest, how should you approach him/her?
  • How should you respond when you are asked about whether or not you have a conflict of interest?
  • Why is it important to avoid conflicts of interest?
Conflict of Interest

Some Additional Information:

  • A conflict of interest occurs when a Chief or a Councillor’s personal interests, or the interests of a family member, friend, or fellow Councillor may or may not appear to be in conflict with their role as a member of the Chief and Council.
  • Conflicts of interest can pose significant challenges to many First Nation, as it is not unusual for a decision of the Chief and Council to potentially impact a family member or friend.
  • IF you are ever unsure as to whether or not you have a conflict of interest, seek legal advice immediately. The alternative could be very costly and time consuming.

Who should attend this Seminar?

  • The Chief/ and his/her Council.
Conflict of Interest