“As a Council, we will work together to ensure our community is a safe, healthy, vibrant, prosperous and economically viable Iroquois Nation where all people can fully participate in community life.”
Oneida Nation Council
Oneida Nation Council are the representatives elected to serve the needs of Oneida Nation of the Thames community members. Oneida Nation Council provides community leadership and political direction for Oneida Nation of the Thames, actively participating in lobbying efforts and fostering progressive relationships with the Government of Canada and Canadian business and industry.
Oneida Nation Council also oversees and makes decisions regarding Oneida Nation Administration finances, programs, services and community initiatives. Each Council serves a two-year term of office. The current term of office begins on July 8 2014 @ 12:01 and ends on July 8 2018. Oneida Nation Council is also also dedicated to building trust and confidence within the community and continues to nurture its relationship with the traditional governance system.
As Onyota’a:ka we all believe that we have a responsibility to our future generations and that our ancestors watch over us. The elected leaders convene our Council meetings using the traditional medicines that the Creator has provided for us, offer an opening and closing prayer in the Onyota’a:ka language, and sit according to clans.