The purposes of the present Act are to enable the Sechelt Indian Band to establish and maintain self-government for itself and its members on Sechelt lands and to obtain control over and the administration of the resources and services available to its members. Section 5 establishes that the Sechelt Indian Band is hereby established to replace the Indian Act Sechelt Band. The Band is a legal entity and has the capacity, rights, powers and privileges of a natural person and may, inter alia, a) enter into contracts or agreements; b) acquire and hold property or any interest therein, and sell or otherwise dispose of that property or interest; c) expend or invest moneys; d) borrow money; e) sue or be sued; and f) do such other things as are conducive to the exercise of its rights, powers and privileges. The text consists of 61 sections.
Implemented by: Sechelt Indian Government District Enabling Act ([RSBC 1996] Chapter 416). (1996)
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