Newly elected Youth Council gets sworn-in
A new youth council was elected in Sandy Lake this past June.
On Saturday, August 22nd, the youth council was sworn-in by the Chief and Council in a live radio ceremony. The newly elected youth council read their oaths on-air before signing them. They were also given the opportunity to say a few words to the community, thanking the youth for allowing them to represent them in their new roles.
The five youth were selected by their peers to represent the issues affecting the youth in the community. The youth council holds a one-year term and were chosen for each of the five geographical areas of the community.
This is the second year since the youth council was established in 2008.
Youth Council member Joe Fiddler reads his oath with Chief Adam Fiddler, and Lindsay Meekis, the only female on the new Youth Council, signs her oath of office.
Junior Chief Cyrus Rae speaks to the community on the local radio. The Youth Council for 2009-2010 pose with Chief and Council.
Back row (l-r): Councillor Russell Kakepetum, Elder's Council member Sanadius Fiddler, Councillor Harvey Kakegamic, Head Councillor Robert Kakegamic, Councillor Sidney Fiddler, Councillor Joe Kakegamic, Chief Adam Fiddler.
Front row (l-r): Youth Council members Todd Fiddler, Lindsay Meekis, Junior Chief Cyrus Rae, and Joe Fiddler. Missing is Connery Beardy.