Gitanmaax IR #1 1948 Surrender Specific Claim Settlement Agreement
Results of Ratification Vote
Gitanmaax Band held a Ratification Vote for the settlement of the Gitanmaax IR #1 1948 Surrender Specific Claim, seeking approval from eligible Voters regarding the Settlement Agreement. To approve the Settlement Agreement, at least 50% plus 1 of those voting in the Ratification Vote must have voted “YES" to the Ballot Question.
The voting period of the Ratification Vote ended on December 15, 2022, at 8:00pm. The ballots have been counted and tallied by the Ratification Officer and the Lead Assistant Ratification Officer. The results of the Ratification Vote are as follows:
Number of ballots marked"YES": 123
Number of ballots marked"NO": 32
Number of ballots that were rejected in accordance with the Voting Guidelines: 1
Number of ballots that spoiled and were not counted in accordance with the Voting Guidelines: 1
Accordingly, the Settlement for the Gitanmaax IR #1 1948 Surrender Specific Claim has been
approved, subject to the expiry of the objection period.
Under the Voting Guidelines, a Voter who voted in the Ratification Vote may file an objection to the Ratification Vote. Objections must be filed by December 22, 2022, in writing, by forwarding notice of the objection to Council by registered mail to PO Box 440, Hazelton, BC, V0J 1Y0, and in accordance with the Voting Guidelines. Please see Section 15.1 of the Voting Guidelines for further information regarding the criteria and requirements for filing an objection, including the grounds to do so and inclusion of a sworn declaration. A copy of the Voting Guidelines is available at the Gitanmaax Band Office, and online in the members’ only section of Gitanmaax’s website (www.gitanmaax.com) which can be accessed using a passcode available from the Band Office (call 250-842-5297).