Female : Male Ratio – Chief and Council, 2017

Notes: The figures are as of December 31 of each year from data recorded in the Band Governance Management System (BGMS). Electoral Officers, selected and hired by First Nations, are responsible for completing a report with election results and submitting to INAC to be recorded in BGMS.

Limitations: There is occasionally a delay between an election and the Electoral Officer Report being submitted which can cause a temporary gap in BGMS. Vacancies and changes to the number of councillors within some First Nations may also result in fluctuations in the total number of council positions included in this indicator.

Source: Indigenous Services Canada, Band Governance Management System

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