A constitution sets out the relationship between the government and the people who are governed. It also sets out the authorities of the government and limitations on these authorities as well as the rights and responsibilities of the people being governed.
The K’ómoks Constitution has been years in the making. Over the years, there have been three different Constitutional Committees, chaired by elder Fran Prince, and the work of these committees has resulted in the current draft Constitution. The Constitution will replace the old Indian Act system of government with a new system developed by the K’ómoks people. It will come into effect, if approved in a ratification vote, on the same day the treaty comes into effect. Below you will find information related to the current proposed Constitution, an overview of how it will affect the nation, and frequently asked questions related to the Constitution.