Chief and Council
The Governance Body of Na-Cho Nyak Dun is composed of a constitutionally mandated elected body consisting of a Chief, Deputy Chief, four Councillors at large, a Youth Councillor and an Elder Councillor. The Chief, Deputy Chief and the four at-large Councillors hold full-time positions with the First Nation while the Youth and Elder Councillor are on a part-time basis. The mandate of Council is laid out in the Constitution, the Governance Act which has been passed by the General Assembly and their day to day operation is directed by the Council Governance Policy Manual which was adopted in 2006.
Council has been entrusted by the Citizens to carry out the business of the First Nation in a fair, responsible and ethical manner and to respect the traditions and values of the First Nation. Their primary role is to plan, lead, organize and control the business of running the First Nation and these core purposes are laid out in their Governance Policy Manual.
The sole employee of Chief and Council is the Executive Director who has the main task of executing Council decisions through the Department Managers and for providing a venue for issues generated at the Departmental level to reach Council. There is a small governance department which is also overseen by the Executive Director, which includes services that affect the government structure as a whole (see org chart).